Franny Zine!

Now that things that settled down I'm getting around to taking some photos of the new zines I made! I'm going to slowly be sharing them just so editing the photos isn't so daunting. THEN after I get all my photos all nice a pretty then I'll post them on my Etsy! BUT until then if you see a zine you want let me know and I'll send you one!
This is number one of a new series I've been thinking up. Its all based around this older lady named Franny! It basically is a way for me to work out all my concerns about never marrying and living alone when I'm old. I'm creating this to help me realize that taking the path of growing old alone is kinda wonderful in its own special way. Life is so beautiful and different for everyone, their isn't one right way to do. Making this zine is helping me see all those wonderful things!
Here is the middle spread! Number one is all about introducing Franny. The next ones will be more about specific adventures she gets herself into. I'm actually really proud of these illustrations. Doing a lot of faces and figures is always really challenging for me. The practice has been amazing!

Outgoing Mail!

I had a lot of leftover zines that I'm sending out to pen pals! Which means large envelopes to decorate! I've been doing well on keeping on top of my mail considering how lazy and busy I've been! I made a bunch of envelopes out of misprinted zines so I've been having fun adding illustrations to them before sending them out!
I keep meaning to buy more stamps! There are THESE heat sensitive ones that are awesome!! I'm jealous seeing all my instagram friends have them!

Index Card Challenge 10-20

I'm pretty surprised that I've kept up with this challenge for so long! I've found that I love working on one of these little cards before diving into projects and what nots. Also I love using these as "clean up cards" so I'm not wasting any supplies! I haven't kept track if I've done one for every day, but I didn't want to put too much pressure on myself so thats probably a good thing. 

I told myself I needed to practice faces more often so a lot of these have been good practice!

Plant Babies!

We finally have lil' fruits on our plants!! This years garden is going way better than last year. Not having a hose and having to water everything from a watering can has made this quite the labor of love. BUT I love watching everything growing. Its all getting so big!! 
Our first little baby jalapeno baby! Hopefully we get some more!
Lumpy tomato baby #1! We lost the tags for the tomatoes so what these will look like is a bit of a mystery. So far its kinda a cool wonky shape! This plant is really full and bushy so I think it'll have a lota fruits!
Lil' round babe #2! This plant is a bit sparse and I thought I killed it a couple times, but its a fighter! Also the fruits are super round and teeny! I'm curious what this guy will look like full grown!

The only plant we lost so far was a cilantro. I'm so bummed about it too and its totally my fault. But only one out of the group is pretty good! I'm kinda surprised I didn't kill more! I'll share pictures as soon and more fruits come in!

Weekend Adventures: Alt Press Fest!

Alt Press Fest was last weekend! I'm finally recovered from all my social-exhaustion and finding time to post some pictures. I was a lot more adventurous this time around! I actually got up and walked around a little bit and bought some zines! Last one I was too nervous to walk around and talk to people so I just hid behind my table the whole day. But this time I really did have a ton of fun! I couldn't have done it with out Zoei helping me staple and sitting with me all day! I'll admit there were a lot of awkward silences when people came to our table. Something I should really work on! 
Our little half table!
These are all the new ones I made! Its still amazing that I got them done especially since I was still editing and printing on Friday! One day I'll get around to posting the extra on Etsy and telling you more about all the new ones!
Candy dish I made! I wanted something cute for our table so I made this little gal! She's so cute and you can take candy out of her mouth!! I forgot how much I love paper-mache! So much fun.
I love our little set up! I publish all my stuff under the name Peachy Keen Press named after my Etsy shop. I love LOVE the table cloth Zoei made. Lotsa cute little bobbles!! 

I learned so much! People here were not the nicest and I'll admit I got some criticism that wasn't too helpful. I had a few wallowing days but now I'm back at it! I love that my style is "cute" I love that my table is peachy and pretty. I feel like I've got something important to say with my zines. When someone picks up one of my zines I want to to make them feel happy and smile and feel somewhat relatable to my zines. I know thats not going to happen every time someone stops at my table but when it does happen it is the BEST! I'm going to keep creating zines and tabling at zine fests!

Song and Doodle # 67

Today song and doodle is Rewind by Sylvan Esso! I have to say there new album is absolutely AH-mazing! I was really nervous because follow up albums have a bad habit of flopping, but this one does not disappoint! The last track on the album is my favorite. Its super catchy and fun to sing with. This album is much more dancy, which is saying a lot cause the last one was hella dancy as well! Both albums are really good! Check them out and listen to this song! Let me know what you think!
"I'm learning how to think
Learning how to shake that thing
Learning how the grown ups dream"

June Art Journal

This months journal is a little less artsy and a little more wordy. I'm surprised that I had any time to work in it and I'm super happy that I got it done! I put off all my zine making for Alt Press until the last minute (procrastination queen for the win!) Which left little time for my art journaling and letters. BUT luckily I found time for both. Although posting on here got behind. One of these days I'll learn how to balance all the things I want to do! (and take over the world!!)
*Julys first page really needs some TLC!!