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root causes…

inspiration can come from a variety of sources via any one of the senses.

–our inspiration to do a zine? L was taking a class on Pop Culture at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. A major assignment for the class was to get into small groups and find a grass-roots cultural phenomenal. Her group did Roller Derby, which was fantastic. Another group chose Zines. Portland has a thriving Zine culture. There are shops and symposiums. It is marvelous. L thought she and N might could have some fun doing a Zine, so they did.  Time had passed and the thought occurred that another one could be fun…a way to flex creative muscles and update family and friends on our goings-on. This zine will be a little less our-immediate-household centric and more of an eclectic collection involving our greater community/household.

–what inspired the name? once the zine was taken on by N as a project, there was brainstorming: one small hill; little bug: daughter otter;  little otter; otter; … N chose talyawren, which is a combination of the two ends of her first an middle name, spelling unchanged. It suited and stuck.

–much of the content of TalyaWren is inspired. some of our sources? we will reference them in the zine, but I will list a few here:  William Carlos Williams’ poem This is Just to SayHalf-Minute Horrors edited by Susan Rich.  and the work of M. Sarah Klise (illustrator) and Kate Klise (author) of such books as Letters from Camp, 43 Old Cemetery Road: books 1 & 2.

Anxious to see how it will all turn out? so are we–but anxious in a good way.


C: contrib, content, covered

today’s post is brought to you by the letter C.board

Contributors: We have received some great submissions of Art and Writing. [Thank You!] While we have been exerting energy toward drumming up monetary support, with the submission dead-line for the zine-contributions past*, we are now going to be putting more energy into our Money Contributors. We are looking for Creative forms other than drafting reminder letters…  thanks to those who have already sent cash/check—you have helped us secure our spot with all the necessary deposits. Now to meet the larger April 1st Deadline.

Content: lists of what we have are made and organized. Sean suggests we cartoon out our pages for the sake of maximized communication; such is being done for the Features we have devised. And InDesign is up and running. InDesign has been good to us in the past and we plan to create content in it as well as import pages—yep, some of the cut & paste will actually be credited to scissor and glue stick.

brain stormingidesaswr sketch

Cover: Sean was –er— commissioned to do the Cover of TalyaWren; paid in hugs and praise and thumping pats on the back. We are really excited as the finished product is almost ready! The stages have been fun to watch. And while Sean complains of a rusty hand at this, his work is good. The pics are from the other day, but much has been done since. I can’t wait to show you the finished Cover!

s at work covercover work

*if you missed the deadline and are still interested: leave a comment here or e-mail me or message me on facebook.