Some of the covers from the first couple of years. I didn't have a camera, OR the knowledge of how to do anything with a digital image. You can click on these for more detail, if you'd like.
|You'd think this one would have gone quickly, but it was at least half a day. I cut almost everything from paper of the proper shade, and glued it together. In the front there is a pile of ground coffee mixed with glue representing a powdered herb.|
|If you look closely on the white sheet, you can see that the masthead was printed on a sheet of paper, and every single other thing was glued on top of that. It was a real art, learning how to be sure that no lines showed on the printed pages...|
Putting together the actual magazine was another nightmare back in those days.
It wasn't like I'd learned any word processing in my previous work with computers - which consisted of entering stolen vehicles, selling lottery tickets, and entering manifests of 10 digit 4000 pound rolls of paper all day long.
By the time we went to a magazine (32 pages instead of the 16 page newsletter), I had finally learned to copy and paste. I'd taught myself how to use an Excel file to keep track of subscribers. It wasn't always like things were on the brink of crashing...
And then my sister offered to help with layout. EUREKA!!!
Okay. Now I'll get back to work on the Jan/Feb issue. I found what I was looking for - lol.