Medieval Thymes

back from our wonderful trip to Puerto Rico…

it will take some time to sift through the oodles of photos we took…

I will have some beautiful stone angels to share with you on Sunday from the Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery in Old San Juan…

today I wanted to share a project that went in the mail just before we left on our trip…

the Queen Bee five are having a zine swap…

“zine” comes from the word maga’zine’ and is pronounced the same way…

you can find out a little more about zines here if you like…

each of us chose our own theme and created the shell of our zine…

I was inspired by some Lebkuchen packaging  that fit nicely with my medieval theme…

I chose torn canvas for my pages after seeing Susan Godby’s beautiful canvas book for a local round robin…

I found out that paint and water shrunk the canvas pages a bit giving them some character…

burned velvet for the cover of my almost postcard sized pages

with an image stamped into a leather looking foam sheet and my book has already arrived in New Zealand…

it will be fun to see everyone’s creativity as our zines make their way around the world…

I am also looking forward to catching up with each of you dear ones

37 responses to “Medieval Thymes

  1. Tout simplement magnifique.
    MAPY

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  2. Gorgeous photos. Can’t wait to see those stone angels.

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  3. Glad you’re back safely and your photos, here, reflect a bit of the wonderful time you must have had! They are gorgeous. Your Zine is gorgeous! xxoo

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  4. Lucky you Patty – the photographs are beautiful and similar to ‘vignettes’ I’d choose to zoom in on. LOVE your zine work – absolutely beautiful textures and colors.
    Welcome home!

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  5. Puerto Rico! How lucky for you. I look forward to sharing the trip through your always incredible photos. I look forward to Sunday’s post.

    I read somewhere a LONG time ago that the velvet you ironed had to be the best quality and not synthetic. I guess that’s why I never tried to find any velvet, since I wasn’t sure what I was looking for. I do love what you did for your cover, and I know the cost to mail these zines is not so bad if they are all as small as yours.

    Welcome home. I’ve missed you!

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  6. Patty your holiday photos looks amazing, what a palce, so steeped in history and color….you guys do such lovely swaps and your book is wonderful, love that flocked cover…. cant wait to see the rest….

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  7. PR looks wonderfully relaxing! Love the colors of the houses, too! And the cemetery is from 1863? Bet you spent a bit of time in there searching out angels and such. That would be where I’d be!!!

    Your new trade with the other Queens is tres gorgeous…….love that theme. You don’t see much from that era anymore, do you? Harkens back memories of one of my favorite movies: Camelot. Wasn’t Richard Burton dreamy????

    Glad to have you home. Glad you got a chance to relax and rest with JJJ. You so deserved the time away.

    Warm hugs, my sweet friend.

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  8. can’t wait to see more pics! your book is beautiful!! love all the textures and laces, so rich! did you just use torn up cavas? did you gesso the ‘pages’ first? lovely!!

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  9. What a great looking zine! I am afan myself, and you knowi love the subject! Can’t wait to see your pics, too…

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  10. Beautiful, Patty! Looking forward to more photos!

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  11. I love the medieval theme! Your rich colors are perfect! Beautiful job!!
    Your vacation pics are beautiful.
    Kate

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  12. Puertu Rico looks extremely photogenic. I love your little book… what a gem!

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  13. Oh, my gosh! I had no idea that is where you went. I am blown away. It looks like so much fun and your art…wow! I am so tickled that you are doing ‘zines. You guys are really hip!
    Love you, Patty,
    Suz

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  14. I’ve never seen a “zine” before …. yours is gorgeous … it looks very regal … perfect for a Queen Bee 🙂

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  15. Wow, your Zine is breathtaking. Thanks for sharing the fantastic photos.

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  16. Hi sweetie,

    Wow wow wow wow wow wow your “Zine” is amazing.
    So beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing us.

    I wish you a lovely weekend my dear friend. xoxo

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  17. Oh can’t wait to hear and see more of your trip. Your zine is a beauty.

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  18. Welcome back, dear Patty.
    Thank you for those beautiful photos.

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  19. I didn’t realize PR was so hillly!!! It’s beautiful! Can’t wait to get my hands on your zine.

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  20. Stunning photos!
    I love your Zine title and what a beautiful start you’ve made!! ditto to Linda! Mxx

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  21. Patty, your holiday photos looks great! Thanks for sharing!
    And I love your zine work! Wonderful!

    Have a nice weekend my dear.
    Hugs
    MARTINA

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  22. Lucky to you for such a super experience with wonderful and creative art. Love your photos and the art you’ve shown- wonderful textures and colors all put together!! Can’t wait to see more!! xo Glad you had a wonderful safe time away- and are sure to be filled with continued unending creativity!!

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  23. Hope you had a wonderful time! I look forward to seeing more photos and reading your travelogue 🙂
    Your zine looks fab BTW….love the burned velvet and the stamped image.
    XX

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  24. What gorgeous fotos and the light…ahhhh fabulous and I love your project and the fact that Lebkuchen inspired you:) you made me hungry for some and there isn´t ANY in sight at this time of year:( Welcome back and I am glad you had a good trip.

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  25. yay, glad to see you’re back and you had an awesome time 🙂

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  26. Welcome Home Patty! Great photos. I love your medieval themed zine – looks like another great project you’re doing!

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  27. Oh how beautiful!!! Love the little lookout turret! And your book is awesome!

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  28. Hi Patty, firstly thank you so much for your sweet birthday wishes XO to you. Oh I so love your photos, I want to go there, and your ‘ zine’ project, just beautiful, so inspiring. I love the richness of colour and wonderful textures you have used, and the whole ‘zine ‘ thing is intriguing…….I’m off to find out more. xx

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  29. Wonderful photos, looking forward to seeing more … your little zine is so inspiring and feels very medieval (not one of my favourite times I must admit).

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  30. Your photos look wonderful – what a great vacation. And that zine is gorgeous! I love Middle Ages – I’m a history geek! : )
    Blessings,
    Tricia

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  31. Looks delightful and fun — and more than anything else, looks warm! I do love your QB swaps. The middle ages theme you’re working with is outstanding. Love it!

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  32. Positively gorgeous book…love medieval, as you know! and thank you for the angel images…so peaceful and serene. blessings to you!

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  33. Your books is beautiful dear Patty… and I love that you used canvas pages… and thank you too for the angel images… they are wonderful…

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  35. I LOVE this Patty! Especially the red medieval man!

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  37. So many inspirations…and whispers from the angels… I can hardly wait to see the stone angels you incorporate in your beautiful processes. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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