I am excited to share the cover design for my newest zine all about one of my favourite types of bird, owls. It is titled who? HOO! This is my latest zine since mountains made of fur, which was my first. This new volume who?HOO! combines hand-drawn, digital, collage, printmaking and photographic imagery all inspired by this powerful and majestic bird. There are just a few minor finishing touches needed and then it will be ready to print. I will be distributing some to lucky mail art pen pals and would also like to happily trade one of my zines for a zine, postcard, drawing, etc. with the first 15 people who leave a comment on this post.
This post was inspired by the ever-creative and super cool Crystal from House of Hearts, who found this fill-in-the-blank via some of her lovely friends. She posted her answers on the blog for us to read and I think this is a great way to let people get to know you better without doing something like twitters boring #100factsaboutme or writing a long-winded post about deep passions and interests. So without further ado, the ABC fill-it-in…
Age: a quarter century come Saturday the 30th
Bed Size: Queen, although more than half is usually taken up by my 6’3″ beau John
Chore you hate: Dishes & Laundry (can i pick 2? i hate them equally)
Dogs: I WISH! but I do have an amazing family dog named DEXTER back in Alberta! I miss him oh so much!!!
Essential start of your day: Going potty
Favourite Colour: green
Gold or silver: when it comes to wearing it, silver. when it comes to making art, gold
Height: 5 foot 8 inches
Instruments I play or have played: Piano, Drums, Euphonium, Valve Trombone (never thought junior high band would follow me all the way to my blog)
Job Title: Visual Artist & Printmaker
Kids: Yes, eventually, once I grow a money tree and far more patience.
Live: 100 Mile House, BC pop. 2,000
Mom’s Name: Kathryn, with a K!
Nickname: J-GOWW (thanks oh so much Jersey Shore…)
Overnight hospital stays: thankfully not, but several VERY LONG days
Pet Peeve: When people in front of me don’t hold the door open. I know I’m not invisible.
Quote from a movie: “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” -Tyler Durden in Fight Club
Right or left handed: Right, although far more ambidextrous since battling tendinitis
Siblings: my older and only sister, Ali Martin, head of the art department at a high school in Alberta.
Time you wake up: Between 7 and 9 am
Underwear: Under there.
Vegetables you dislike: fungi… I just can’t do it.
What makes you run late: my endless procrastination
X-rays you’ve had done: Elbow, left hand and right hand
Yummy food you make: I’m pretty much Martha Stewart… but my best dish is lasagna.
Zoo animal: I LOVE ALL MEGAFAUNA!!!!!
Doesn’t it feel like we’re besties now that you know so much about me? I hope you enjoyed reading my ABC fill-it-in, and I encourage my readers to take this list to their blogs so that I can learn more about them too!