Monday, July 28, 2008

Franklin Nicollet Liquor

Franklin Nicollet Liquor
Originally uploaded by e is for ericka [ELBfoto]

I just sent in my application for The Handmaiden's December show (usually known as The Handmaiden's Craftmas Spectacular). Wish me luck! I'll find out in mid-late August if I've been accepted. Hopefully Sharyn will be accepted as well so we can table together. I expect to be accepted simply because the women who run the show also own the local shop, I Like You, that carries my stuff. Even still, fingers crossed!

I will have to spend the next several months stocking up.

I love my new printer

I love my new printer
Originally uploaded by surlygrrrl [ELBfoto]

I think I have a good flat printed out of the color zine, so hopefully I can get one or two copied this week. It's not laid out exactly as I'd like it, but since I don't have publishing software on my laptop & an incompatible OS on the desktop computer (meaning I can't install the printer software) I had to make do with the photo book tools that came with my printer.

Local folks can check out some of my photographs hanging in the Starbucks at Nicollet & Franklin. You can't miss them, they're the 3 B&Ws as you walk in the main entrance.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Postcards Sets

Five beautiful postcards chosen from a random selection of my favorite photographs. These postcards are of standard size & thickness with areas for a note & address printed on the back. Suitable for framing. This set is like getting five 4x6 photographs for the price of one! Packaged in a cellophane envelope.

While the topmost postcard is visible you will be pleasantly surprised when you see the remaining four. Like opening a present! Subject matter varies, just like my photographs.

Size....4.13x5.83in (10.5x16cm)
Finish..Laminated on one side

You will receive the packaged set pictured in the foreground, the remaining sets are sold separately.

(Printed by MOO from my original photographs.)

I have been asked if I'd like to consign Minneapolis-centric postcard sets in a local shop, to gear up for the influx of visitors to the Twin Cities for the Republican National Convention. I don't know if I can do it because they're pretty expensive for me (hence the retail price tag) & without selling more it's near impossible to order more. And I would have to order more, because I already rearranged the remaining sets when I received a request from a customer for a set of Minneapolis landmarks. I would love to do more & have them available in this shop as well as my own. Who knows, maybe that's what I need to do in order to actually sell some. No one seems to want to take my word for it that these postcards are gorgeous. Trust me, they are!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Daddy's Little Girl

Hey kids, let's step in the time machine & revisit my mid-90s zinehood!

Daddy's Little Girl is a one-shot perzine I wrote in 1995, toward the end of my surly Riot Grrrl-ness & long rough path toward better mental health. I'm still working on it.

This zine was written after I'd confronted my dad about the abusive behavior I endured from him throughout my childhood. He stopped talking to me but I wasn't finished yet. DLG is letters to my dad, things I needed to say to which he wouldn't listen. It was a very cathartic experience for me at the time.

*Subject matter in this zine could be triggering to some.*

Full color cover. 22pp. Quarter size.


13 years later: My dad & I talked a lot, about his own abusive upbringing, about his lack of self-awareness, and we came to the realization that I will always feel resentment toward him & he will always feel that he can't change the past. But I know he is sorry, in his own macho way. I know he loves me, he has just spent many more years than I have carrying the baggage of being raised by an abusive parent & never attempting to recognize the cycle of abuse or do anything about it. We don't see each other very often because we live thousands of miles apart & that is both good & bad. Good in that I just generally need distance from him & bad in that as a result I am uneasy around him. I am OK with where things are now, though.

Raspberry Bite