Oh wow!  I posted my very first review on amazon in honor of Alicia’s new zine!!!  This is not her first but it’s the first one in print.  I don’t know if that is why it’s my fav since I can hold it in my hand but I can honestly say it ROCKS!!!!  HERE is my review . . . (oh and the link in case you want to read it on amazon for some reason)

mixed media art zine

I think the (somewhat) muted colors look fantastic against teh weathered grey cover.  How about you?!?!?

OK here is what I wrote.  Do ya think Somerset will hire a hit on me for this?  Well it’s bloody well true!!  They print the same OLD stuff month in month out.  Personally it’s hard to take.  There I said it again!!!!  Wooo hooo I feel so free to speak up at long last!

My review . . .

This just arrived and I am awestruck!!! If major magazines like Somerset had art like this it would be so So SO much better (sorry Somerset but you should check this out and then step it up a notch (or 3). Everything in here is fresh and unique– the colors are jaw droppingly beautiful and the design is nothing short of amazing. When I first opened the box from Lulu I felt just a twinge of disappointment at the size because I knew I wanted to see a lot of the details of the art work that is in there. There are unique assemblage pieces and wonderful altered books– most notably by the Pulp Redux group. It looked much bigger in the photo but it is exactly 8.5 inches square and about 46 pages by my count. But after looking at every page I can honestly say I’ve never seen a better zine by anyone!!! And I’ve owned some of the greats to be sure! This one is in a class of its own. There are fantastic details and it was well worth it! I’m so glad I ordered this!!! A big hats off to Alicia Caudle for curating and designing this lovely little masterpiece full of texture, the loveliest of colors and so much inspiration it is bursting out of the covers!!!!

Well Dear Readers if I don’t post another thing please refer this case to Unsolved Mysteries on my behalf  ; )

Thanks for listening and thanks for being true to yourself as I know many of you are.  I admire that greatly so hats off to you also!  It’s not always easy and there is a price to be paid to march to your own drummer.  I pay it gladly and with an open heart.  Catch you soon




  1. Renate said,

    June 16, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Hi, lovely Kerin!
    Oh, you lucky girl, you already have it in your hands. I can’t wait to see it.
    Wishing you a wonderful day.

    • remnants said,

      June 21, 2011 at 10:08 am

      You also Renate!!! I hope you can see it soon as I think you’ll love it. Absolutely love your Thieving Magpie neckpiece– it is just gorgeous!!!

  2. Joanne Archer said,

    June 16, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    This is so cool, clever Alicia. I’m trying to find somewhere that posts it to England!

    • remnants said,

      June 21, 2011 at 10:15 am

      How frustrating that must be Jo! Well you do have some amazingly cool stuff over there that us USians can only dream of! Hopefully it all balances out in the end. ; )

    • remnants said,

      June 21, 2011 at 10:19 am

      Oh didn’t get a chance to say how much I love The Harbour, Jo! I just keep staring at it and it’s one of my very favorite pieces in there. It looks haunted– such a great effect you created!!!

  3. Lisa Jurist said,

    June 17, 2011 at 7:42 am

    great review Kerin..i agree about somerset…i stopped reading it years ago because it the same old same…it takes a lot of creativity to be fresh and I think Alicia has captured that very well! time for the two of you to combine your creative genius and publish a book together….

    • remnants said,

      June 17, 2011 at 8:02 am

      So glad you agree Lisa! I was a little nervous voicing my opinion about such a hugely popular publication. Thanks!

  4. alteredbits said,

    June 17, 2011 at 8:17 am

    ooh, my sweet, dear friend. you are the best and ever so kind! i totally agree about the sommerset thing. i got it for a year, looked at the first three, then meh. i got bored. they recently sent me a survey asking why i did not resubscribe and i said almost verbatim what you’ve said above. it’s old and all the same. that is why i like doing what i do — always fresh, always lovely! i’m strict about keeping things fresh.

    thank you so much to you, and to everyone!


    • remnants said,

      June 17, 2011 at 8:46 am

      You did such an amazing job on this Alicia!!! I keep looking at it and I’m still blown away every time. Wowza!!!

  5. Seth Apter said,

    June 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Great zine review. Alicia did a tremendous job with every aspect of this beauty. And can I add that I loved your contributions as well!!!

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