Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Out There In The World



I am so excited to finally bring you my first ever zine: Vulnerable is Beautiful. These professionally printed, individually hand stamped & colored zines are available for purchase here at my Etsy store.

There's an incredible story behind this zine... how there was a message waiting inside of me that I so badly needed to believe, to trust, to know... how one night I spontaneously scribbled it in my journal, then decided I wanted to show people... how with Brian's little camera I shot a low-res movie, and played Ingrid Michaelson's beautiful song, "Giving Up" in the background... how I posted the movie on the web and then people asked, "Where can I buy a copy?"... how I then thought, I'm supposed to print these things?!... and how somehow, in a matter of 2 weeks, with the incredible help of Leah Williamson, I learned and executed every single step of Do It Yourself print production... and how finally I'm running on E and deliriously happy to have this baby finished... to have the message that I needed to believe deep down in my bones out there in the world--on people's bed side tables, in festive holiday stockings.



Thank you to all the people who told me this story needed to exist in print. This zine would've never happened without you. Print production really, truly has been a vulnerable process! But I'm hoping that you love the final product as much as I do.

Okay--now to fill my belly with food and make a celebratory toast. Ciao, my loves!

4 comments:

jacqueline said...

i just purchased mine...and i am so excited! i think it is truly amazing that you have made this dream come true. lots of love to you!

creativeapples said...

i purchased a copy as well! Thank you for having the courage to share yourself and your dreams with us like this!!!

Rachael Maddox said...

thank you both for the support & encouragement! what a whirl wind doing something like this can take you on! i'm trying to stay stable... i appreciate your kind words :)

Visual-Voice said...

Hey there! Glad you stopped by my blog. I've been inundated with work and life the last several weeks... getting back in the blog swing, I hope. It's snowing like crazy here in KC.