Wednesday, July 29, 2009

zines and beans

The eagerly anticipated first ever edition of the Six South zine has hit the market and is now ready for purchasing from all good Etsy stores. Ok, I'm slightly exaggerating about it being available from ALL good Etsy stores. I believe all six contributors will have the zines available for sale from their individual stores. The zine is a collaboration between six very talented Australian illustrators and the theme for this issue is Love & Hate. The zine is a nifty a5 size and the cover artwork was designed by one of my fave artists, Sam.


[photo image credited to Penny from Pocketcarnival]

Check the shops belonging to the artists below to snag yourself a copy!

Sam ~ matouenpeluche
Emma ~ benconservato
Penny ~ pocketcarnival
Helena ~ littlemoandfriends
Niina ~ niinaaoki
Ali ~ aussiepatches

And what do beans have to do with zines? Nothing. Apart from the fact that zines and beans rhyme.


While munching away on these tasty little jelly belly beans I thought that an image of these colourful sweets would make a nice picture for a jigsaw puzzle. So I took a few photos and uploaded one to Big Huge Labs...


As you can see I've managed to reach a whole new level of procrastination. I'm currently filling in tax forms. I don't like filling in tax forms. So not fun. I'll persevere. Only because I've run out of jelly beans.

The bowl of jelly beans is my contribution to the Color Carnival party this week.


I do feel guilty about eating them all before I even arrived...

44 comments:

Sarah said...

I love jelly beans and if I have any have to eat them all at once! I like the jigsaw and all those shops have some beautiful work! I must start buying Christmas presents now! Glad you like the award too!
Hope your tax form is done now!

art ache said...

You big bad jelly belly bean tax evading monster! You arriving with an empty bowl to a party is not unlike myself arriving with an empty bottle of wine ;) So nice to see the zine culture is still alive and well. It's been ages since I've flicked through one!

A very nice selection of shadow shots below. I'm only catching up now after being away for the last week on holidays. Hope to post some photos in a day or two :)

lyptis said...

I love jelly beans!:)

soopkitsch said...

I like zines and beans and procrastinating! Thanks for posting the Big Huge Labs link. I'm now going to have a play and make some jigsaws! Your jelly beans photo is so cool. Good luck with your tax Harriet!

Martha said...

Hey it's cold there, that makes you grouchy, now you add in tax forms too? Ugh, pure torture! You deserve a whole barrel of jelly beans!

They look yummy and make a great Color Carnival entry! Thanks for playing :-)

Bentley's Photoblog said...

I want to dive right into that bowl of jelly beans! I have a serious addiction to those! That zine sounds great. I'll have a browse of those artist store links. Tax stuff gives me a headache so I pay an accountant to do mine!

frayedattheedge said...

A super post - and I love the jigsaw - what did we do before we had the internet??!!

UrbanJunkies/zuppaartista said...

oooo, you are making me want some jelly bellies!!!!
the zine looks fabulous! what a cool idea! :)

simone said...

I scoff down jelly bellies when I'm cramming for exams!

Elizabeth said...

Loving the jelly bean puzzle. Way to avoid the taxes with something sweet!

Chrisy said...

Well I've obviously been pronouncing zines wrongly if they rhyme with beans! Just shows that we learn somethin new every day! The book looks fab...so great to see artists collaborating...

M.Kate said...

Awww T, you didn't leave a single bean for me :(

I would love a copy of the zine..sounds like fun reading!! These jelly beans are also my fav, I eat them when I am driving..I don't know why but I tend to eat junk when I am driving, beans and kit kats tops it all..so much for dieting hehe...

Have a good week -- weekend, time does fly way too fast. tata/hugs/m

Ali said...

some people say that there is an art to procrastination. I like that way of thinking; who'd want to be doing boring old tax forms?!

I have just bought this zine! I am already an admirer of a few of these girls' work, so I can't wait for the zine to arrive! (that, and the fact that I love getting mail!)

hope you're still enjoying your tax form evasion!

benconservato said...

I'm with you about the tax forms, very uninspiring. I'd rather be eating jelly beans too.

Thank you for the little plug for our zine. We are all excited to do another. Perhaps with more people too?

Sam said...

OOoooh! Jelly beans....num num num num...! etc etc! Thank you sweetie for the plug!! I'm listing mine tonight - silly (much stronger words actually but I shan't publish them here!) internet has gone all wonko and has decided to move at a snail's pace...*sigh* But Tonight for sure! Love your definition of a snood!!! I was totally going to believe you, you know!

Celeste Maia said...

The colors in that bowl of jelly beans is so rich. I like to taste color as if it is food, but tasting food as if it is color...
What could be more boring than filling tax forms? Yes, procrastinating as an art form, that my summer.

Sandrine said...

Yep, you need something a bit sweet and colourful to make tax paperwork a bit brighter!!!Maybe one bowl is not enough!!What a cool photo and puzzle;)

annette said...

eeww tax yuk!! Jellybeans any day! Cool photo and love the jigsaw how neat. Might have to have a play with that :0)

soopkitsch said...

Thanks again for the Big Huge Labs link! I've been having fun with it. I'm loving the Warholizer the best so far!!! I've been Warholizing my cat :P

Joy White said...

Awesome post - love the jelly beans. They are so tiny that I always think they have no calories - too bad I can't eat only one or two.

cabin + cub said...

Mmm.. jelly beans and zines.. great combo! I love all the little assorted ones... until there is that one nasty flavour, like popcorn & butter :(

picciolo said...

oh you do make me smile! Hope the tax forms aren't too taxing
: )

Christie Cottage said...

Oooooh, jelly beans!!! :-)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Love jelly beans specially when am in the theater.

Just peeking U in b4 I snooze off! It's 00.30am but still am awake. Tired but can't sleep due to overtired. Eh? complicated!

xoxo lots...

Hot Fudge said...

If I had that bowl of jellybeans in front of me, there's no way those tax returns would be done. And now you have shown me how to create jigsaw puzzles, you wicked woman. You realise that means less time to sew!

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Looks like a very cool zine and your bean pics are lively and colorful!
Peace, Judi

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

Oh yummi!!! Gotta love a handful of colourful jelly beans :)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Who doesn't like a good rhyme?! Beans and zines does make for a good one:)

Thanks for hep'n me to the new zine. They certainly are a talented lot.

Beautiful bean photo. They make a really neat puzzle. I am resisting clicking on the Big Huge Labs link. I'm afraid I won't get out of there. I envision it as a place filled with mad scientists that are busy devising more and more clever ways to trap me in their cyber lab. If I go there I think I will turn into a Big Huge cyber Lab rat! Be very careful when you go there Tracy....they'll turn you into a rat too;}

Hope you got those nasty tax forms all filled out.

Tracy said...

A very tasty and tempting post today, Tracy...mmm...Happy Day ((HUGS))

Gabbi said...

Love the Zine idea (must get me a copy) and I also love those Jelly Beans of yours! So dangerous... easily eat an entire bowl also... I start off thinking 'Let me see what this one tastes like...' and then it becomes 'Let me see which of these I like the most...' and then suddenly the bowl's empty!♥

Celeste Maia said...

I came back to say hello and see if you had made another entry, and reread my comment and was horrified, what was I eating that day??? I must have been under some kind of influence...hahaha...
Did you finish your tax returns? Have a divine weekend!

Sarah said...

Hi Again!
Just to let you know I am doing SSS but am too early as off on holiday soon. I wanted you to see the bridesmaid dress hollyhocks! Have a great week!
Sarah :)

Sarah said...

Thanks! On with silliness I say!
x

Hey Harriet said...

Celeste Maia -

Haha! I liked your comment. No need for you to be horrified. I cringe when think of some of the comments I've left in blogland ;D

MyMaracas said...

I'm laughing, because I'm reading your blog posts right now instead of doing the laundry. And weeding the garden. And cleaning the kitchen.

Very cool zine, and I love the puzzle. Jelly beans are such a pretty candy.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Colorful and TASTY looking jelly beans ... I used to keep these at my desk while I was teaching but don't allow myself to do so at home alone for obvious reasons ;--)
I played too!
Hugs and blessings,

Linda :) said...

Mmmmmmm Jelly Beans... :)

Chris said...

Are those Jelly Belly jelly beans? Good lord I love those things!

twinklestarart said...

Looks as though I've joined your procrastination club. I just purchased the art zine. I suddenly have a craving for jelly beans for some reason!!! So I've settled for two jungle jellies instead.

twinklestarart said...

At least you've started filling in your tax forms. I can't even find mine! Plus I haven't gathered or entered any income or expense data for the past 12 months.

Procrastination is sooo much more fun!

Gina said...

love the bean jigsaw..they remind me of Bertie Botts every flavour bean :)

sunnymama said...

Love the jelly bean picture and jigsaw!

Anonymous said...

Internet Casino tyuueooru
Free Casino Play
So, it is vital to be able to find a right online casino website for you if you don't want your online gambling experience to be annoying and regretting.
[url=http://www.nhgaa.org/]Online Casino Game[/url]
So, it is vital to be able to find a right online casino website for you if you don't want your online gambling experience to be annoying and regretting.
http://www.nhgaa.org/ - Web Casino
This is why online casino seems to be a common interest of many nowadays.

Anonymous said...

Download Online Casino tyuueooru
Casino Gambling

No matter it's an absolutely free online casino or real money requiring online gambling, the true gambling pleasure can only be expected if the website you choose to enter is good enough to offer you exactly what you're looking for.
[url=http://www.nhgaa.org/]Casino Bonus[/url]

Also, check out whether or not their customer service is available 24/7.
http://www.nhgaa.org/ - Play Casino Games
It's always good to stick to such online casino website that can meet your queries whenever you want.