Aug 19, 2017

Come to Lehigh Valley Zine Fest 2017!

Today's the day!  What day?  Lehigh Valley Zine Fest!

photo credit

I'm a little bit nervous and a lot bit excited!  This will be my second time tabling at a zine fest so I know I still have a lot to learn.  But I'm looking forward to meet new people and reading new zines and spending time with my guy.

That's right!  I got him to agree to attend with me!  Yay.  So we'll be at my table from 12-5 and then we'll be hanging out in Easton for the evening, probably drinking the night away.  Haha

Come visit if you can! :)

I'm hoping to take plenty of pictures so that I can post a recap of the event and my trip early next week.

Yours truly,
Marian Elizabeth

Aug 17, 2017

Write It Down 2017 Edition: A New Take on My Write It Down Art /Lit Zine about Journaling

Lehigh Valley Zine Fest is in 2 days and I'm proud to say that I finished at least 1 new zine in time. Haha. The other one will have to wait.  But that's ok because I finished the 2017 Edition of Write It Down (Including a color cover & 2 color illustrations inside!)


I'm very pleased with the finished product!

If you've read the first edition, you might be wondering how the 2017 edition differs from the original version.  Well, here are a few facts.
  • The 2017 edition features a color cover as well as two color graphics, illustrated by yours truly!
  • Expanded content!  The old version is 1/4 size and the new version is 1/2 size because I expanded upon the topics that I already wrote about.
If you'd like to check it out, visit my etsy shop!  Or come to 2nd base Vintage in Easton to visit the Lehigh Valley Zine Fest from 12pm-5pm this Saturday August 19th.

Yours truly,
Marian Elizabeth

Aug 13, 2017

Write It Down 2017 Edition: Coming Soon!

Happy Sunday!  It's been a busy weekend for me.  After dealing with some car issues after work on Friday, I came home and hunkered down in front of my computer so that I could prepare for Lehigh Valley Zine Fest.

My eyes are tired and I'm starting to lose steam, but it's going well!  I plan to finish a 2017 edition of Write It Down this evening!


Do you like my new cover?  I'm certainly pleased with it!  I also plan to use some of my illustrations from the original zine, like the one below.


I'll be working on finishing zines for the rest of the week, as well as heading to staples to get my copies done.  Then it's off to Easton on Saturday for the festival!

I am hoping to have my new works listed in my etsy shop by Sunday evening at the latest!

Your truly,
Marian Elizabeth

Aug 11, 2017

You Are So Beautiful

Believe me.

I know what you're thinking.



"When did this become an art blog?"

It's not.  Haha.  I'm just having fun discovering my love for geometrics in Adobe Illustrator, and I wanted to share this one with you.  Because you know what?  You ARE so beautiful.  You really are.

Tonight has been filled with spaghetti & meat sauce, doodles, art, and zine making.  I've been watching Gilmore Girls all night while I've been working on my projects and it's the best.

THE BEST!

Goodnight.

Yours truly,
Marian Elizabeth

p.s.  This post is just an excuse for me to post a doodle.  Haha.  It's been an interesting friday night and now I'm home, working on my zines for Lehigh Valley Zine Fest and other bits and bobs.

Aug 10, 2017

1 More Week & New Zine Ideas

What's up, writer friends?  Not too much has been going on in my neck of the woods.  I've been busy with my day job, working on finishing the first draft of Alicia, and preparing some new zine work to debut at Lehigh Valley Zine Fest!  Only 1 more week until the festival.

First things first, I am working on a reboot of Daily Affirmations!


So exciting!  I created this illustration tonight to put on the cover.  The content is going to be mainly the same, but with some new additions as well.

I'm also working on new editions of
  • Write It Down
  • My Pen Pal Series
And guess what?  I have a completely new zine called Hotel Truths: A Front Desk Agent's Guide to Hospitality.  I'm accepting submissions right now on FB. Haha.


Can you tell I've been having fun on Adobe Illustrator?

It's almost 10:30 and I have to get up at six tomorrow for work, so I'm going to be hitting the hay. Goodnight!  It's going to be a long weekend of zine making and creating for me.

Your truly,
Marian Elizabeth

Aug 6, 2017

Relaunch of My Tumblr

Hello friends!

Over the weekend, I spent some time watching Netflix (Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later & How I Met Your Mother) and doing some doodling.  I've been having fun creating little drawings in my sketchbook and scanning them into Adobe Illustrator to color.

It's been a lot of fun!  It made me wish for a place to store all of my little creations.  I used to document all of my art in my flickr account:

If I have enough free time, I might transfer over the rest of my art to my tumblr so that everything is all together.  If not,  you can always check out Flickr for the full report! Haha. 

That's all for today.  If you want to share your art blogs or flickr accounts with me, I'd love to see them.  Just leave me a link in the comments.

Yours truly,
Marian Elizabeth

Jul 31, 2017

New Etsy Product: Hello Friend Floral Printable Stationery

Hello friends!  Today, I'm going to be sharing about a new piece of stationery that is up for sale in my etsy shop.  It is an instant download which means that once you purchase it, you can save it to your computer and print it out as many times as you would like!


This is a Stationery Printable that you can write letters on. I created the illustrations on paper and then scanned them into my computer to color!

This listing is for a Do It Yourself printable PDF and NOT a physical print. No physical item will be sent to you. This print can be printed out on your own personal printing device.

TERMS OF USE:

1. The PDF is for your use only.
2. You cannot resell or redistribute the digital file or any product it's printed on.
3. You cannot use the PDF for commercial use.
4. It prints in color, as long as you have a color printer. Otherwise it will print in grayscale.

REFUNDS/EXCHANGES:

No refunds are available due to the digital nature of the products.

QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to reach out to me by

  1. Leaving a comment on this blog post
  2. Message me on etsy
  3. Send me an email

Take care,
Marian

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