Wednesday, November 11, 2009

it's funny how these old feelings hang around

So, I've been a little distracted recently. Partly because I've been working on something that I've been wanting to do for ages. I wasn't going to say anything about it quite yet, I don't want to tempt fate, but I'm really rubbish at keeping secrets.

OK, if you insist I'll tell you. Next week I hope to have a little (teeny tiny little) zine for sale. It includes a few of my favourite drawings from my Moleskines. They seemed to be some of your Faves, too.

This drawing is, in a way, a promotional piece for the zine. All of the things in this illo are clues to the drawings that will appear in the zine (does that make ANY sense?). Maybe you can spot some of them amongst THIS LOT.

Or, just come back in a few days time to see some photos of my very first zine. If, of course, I haven't jinxed it, by letting the cat out of the bag, before it's actually been printed. Yikes. WHY did you make me tell you?

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Anonymous Salvador said...

Andrea, it must be fate that brought me to my computer tonight to write to you. It has been way TOO long since I've been in touch and I wanted to see what you've been up to. I can see that you've been producing wonderful new work (that's no surprise). I am so excited to hear about your zine! recently I've been toying with a top secret project of my own and after reading your post (great drawing by the way), I know that I must follow through with my idea. Will it be available through your Etsy store? I want a signed copy! Take care and talk to you soon.

5:02 AM  
Blogger color me happy said...

i'm so happy to see, that you are working on something you wanted do for so long.
no jinx there, everything will work out fine ! :-)

6:35 AM  
Blogger lapin said...

and I want one!!
congrats andrea, I'm happy for you.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Dipti Nair said...

excellent drawing....ur pen work is amazing...very smooth!

9:38 AM  
Blogger Wil Freeborn said...

looking forward to seeing it too, printed things are so good

11:22 AM  
Blogger MrCachet said...

I have to do a presentation today at a local school - art class. I'm giving them your addy! Your work is incredible, Andrea.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Deborah A. Dugan said...

Ooooo! Can't wait to see it. Your work is so wonderful and inspirational. I want one too!

12:40 PM  
Blogger ksklein said...

Wow. Congratulations. I guess it will eb wonderful to hold your own zine in your hand. Will you sell it in your Etsy store? Can it be pre-ordered?

12:46 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

Great news - I look forward to seeing it.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Jenea said...

Wowwww, you drawing my Ipod!!!

1:03 PM  
Blogger Dan Kent said...

Ve haf vays of making yu talk. ;) Love the composition of this one.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Pippa said...

How EXCITING! And what a great drawing. I really love it when you add colour to your biro drawings. Looking forward to the zine!

6:01 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

Simply brilliant! The amount of consistency and control you have shown with ballpoint pens in this one... it's just stunning! And the different colors is an impressive touch. Now I am kind of hoping that they will come out with different colors of ballpoint pens ^^

6:15 PM  
Blogger Barbara Weeks said...


6:15 PM  
Blogger The Gypsy said...

Great idea, nice that you're working on something you wanted to do for ages... and I want one, too!!
Love your work, you are very talented!

7:38 PM  
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8:01 PM  
Blogger Kirstin said...

Great drawing and great news! So glad you can't keep a secret.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous sue said...


I think you must be the only other person who's as big a Joni fan as I am. ;)) I always love your use of her material...

love this, Andrea.

2:03 PM  
Blogger kazumiwannabe said...

Wonderful drawing! The composition is awesome, and the light beautiful. Love it when you use different colors!

2:21 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, folks.

I can't wait to see my little zines. And, keep posted to find out how you could win this drawing.

Salvador, it has been way too long. Yes, it will be available on Etsy. Hopefully in about a week.

G, you helped me do it.

Sue, wait til you see the title of the zine!

Thank you thank you thank you.
You make my day.

2:32 PM  
Blogger An Evolving Artist @ said...

The drawing is lovely considering the elements you drew. I love making zines, although I have never had one "printed." I usually just make all originals when I do a swap. Looking forward to seeing yours!

3:18 PM  
Blogger Artsy Martha said...

Your artwork is amazing. I just love it and cannot believe it is done in ballpoint pen. It is so soft and wonderful. You are an inspiration.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

I can hardly wait to get your zine! It will be a treasure.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Carole and Keith said...

Oooh, looking forward to this! I would love to buy one! Have been quietly following your blog for a while now. You are very inspiring and SO talented! Thanks for sharing your work and thoughts!

8:03 PM  
Blogger Vicki Robison said...

I would like to pre-order one. I follow you blog and check in at least once a week. I even ordered pens from across the pond after you recommended them and I do love them. Let me know how to order. Thanks vicki

10:40 PM  
Blogger Melly Testa said...

I am new to your site and really love it. You are quite funny and really good at drawing. Nice job.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Possum Patty said...

Fantastic work! Good luck with your zine.

3:16 AM  
Blogger Nikira said...

I love your work, I want one too. How to pre-order?

3:16 PM  
Blogger Geok Pin said...

I love your work!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Well, I certainly hope it has all the shoe drawings!!

2:13 PM  
Anonymous janey said...

That is great news. I most definitely want one.

9:29 PM  
Blogger askah said...

Hey Andrea. I really like your sketches.... The're amazing.

Check mine out:
hope you like it;]

6:50 AM  
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1:00 PM  
Blogger Joan Y said...

Ah, it must be fate because I was lucky enough to buy a few of your zines already!

9:53 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Even from the photos the quality looks incredible. What an awesome idea! Very well done!

5:43 AM  
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