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Come see my etchings...JCP News July 2011

Puffy's so helpful!OMG I'm such a doofus, I just unsubbed from my own damn newsletter.


The latest issue of JCP News is here in all its glory.

-Come See My Etchings
-Manikin Re-Launch coming
-The Magic Begins
-Blog post, updates and recs

Click here to view the July issue.


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 15th, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
that's fantastic! heh!
Jul. 16th, 2011 08:38 am (UTC)
Yay, thank you :D
Jul. 16th, 2011 01:21 pm (UTC)
I love your illustrations. So good to know one can dust off an ability. I haven't drawn in years but this sort of inspired me to try again...
Jul. 16th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I'm so happy you're inspired! For me, the key was knowing it would be a bit clunky for a while and being okay with that. I have a tendency to only want to do things I'm good at, which I think is wrongheaded of me. I need to be willing to do things I might not be good at, but I'm interested in.
Jul. 16th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
And you are so right! Keep at it and you'll improve fast. I'm a bit on the impatient side. I get an idea and I want it executed NOW! But drawing is a little bit like meditation; if you're in the right mood it makes you very relaxed
Jul. 16th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
I'm with you, I want it done NOW too! It's hard with things that take months, like novels. Or weeks, like soap and beer. Maybe that's why I've let my soap and beer making languish.
Jul. 17th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
I always wanted to try making soap, but never did. It takes weeks? Really? I once got lost in Alice Springs in Australia, wandered into a store selling old furniture then discovered they had room at the back where they did massages and sold homemade soap. ( Very much a laid-back hippie town, Alice Springs) I had a massage of course and lamented all the beautiful and very cheap furniture I couldn't bring back to Norway. But I could bring soap and I bought several pieces, all beautifully made. I haven't seen anything like it since then; They were plain squares, cut by hand, with patterns embossed and color and a sprinkling of herbs rubbed into the top. I've never been able to forget those soaps....
Jul. 17th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's the same type of soap I make, the plain squares. You make a big brick of it and slice it up like a cheese after the first week, then you cure it a few more weeks. Now is the best time of year to do it, because all the ingredients are pretty soft and runny when it's warm, and they're easier to measure out. In the winter when it's cold inside, the coconut oil gets rock hard.

The actual measuring and mixing and pouring part maybe takes an hour or two (depending on whether the soap saponifies readily or not), but then you have to mess around with unmolding it and curing it.
Jul. 18th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
I think you have just set me on to this years christmas presents! Sounds like fun and I get to make everybody something personal XD
Jul. 19th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
Whoo! Let me know if you want me to scan my most successful soap recipe for you and email it!!!
Jul. 20th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
You would!? That would be wonderful.
I'll send you my email. No hurry though, I don't want to be a bother.
Jul. 16th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
Um, whoops?! :)
Jul. 16th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
Now when people unsub, I'll just figure they spaz-clicked like I did.
Jul. 16th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
Perfect! No trauma involved. :)
Jul. 16th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
Loved the illustrations in Zero Hour, especially the last one with the French Press :D

"I have a tendency to only want to do things I'm good at, which I think is wronghe
aded of me. I need to be willing to do things I might not be good at, but I'm interested in."
Words of wisdom.
Jul. 16th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
I did that French Press one three times because I couldn't quite get it like I saw it in my head...so thank you, that's wonderful to hear.
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