an apology

Today was the day I was supposed to debut my new zine. I'm seriously disappointed and embarrassed that it didn't come to fruition. Everything was going along smoothly until my deadlines derailed me. I was completely overwhelmed and the zine paid the price.

I'm beating myself up for missing my self-imposed deadline but it just couldn't be helped. The thing that makes feel even worse is letting everyone else down: the artists I was to feature, those of you that answered my zine question, those of you that didn't but would've read it all anyway and the ladies that were willing to place their ads in the first issue. Yes, the ads were free but that doesn't make me feel any better. I truly appreciate the fact that they were all taking a leap of faith with my project and I let them down. Please take a few moments to visit and support some of the talented women that were willing to back me up.

Daisy Janie and Perideau Designs

Fin+Roe and Cottage Industrialist

City of Dionne and River Dog Prints

Sixth & Elm and Chalk Hill Studio

The interviews are still coming in due time and one at a time. The zine, at least for now, will have to sit on the shelf. I just have to do that to stay sane. I hope you all understand.

Now, back to my coffee and my slice of humble pie.


  1. Awwwww... don't worry about it, Patricia! It's a big undertaking, so I totally understand! No apology necessary!

  2. Aw, don't beat yourself up- it's SUMMER! We support you- and your decision to NOT run yourself ragged.

  3. We've all been in your shoes, Patricia. I would wish you sanity, so I'm glad you made a difficult decision with honesty and grace. I agree with Dionne, no apologies necessary! I wish you not only sanity, but all the best.

  4. Whoa there! Don't be so hard on yourself. You are just being a good example of knowing when enough is enough and we will all be happy to see it when you can do it with joy and without stress.

  5. Thank you so much ladies! Just getting it out in the open and off my chest makes it so much better.

  6. I'm happy you are being true to yourself and not putting you or your family out. We're all behind you.


  7. You can only do what you can do. No more. And nothing is really worth insanity and never-ending stress. Really nothing. Don't worry about us. we will just wait with baited breath for the interviews.

  8. Don't be silly - you haven't let anyone down. We're behind everything you do and will be excited for whatever comes next. You are a role model for many of us and many of us can learn from your decision becuase you know your time limits and are making decisions so that nothing suffers. We all tend to take on too much and then everything gets less attention as a result and we have quantity of projects, but not quality.