Late last year I got a message from my friend Tamsin, asking if I'd like to participate in the creation of a "neighbourhood newspaper," of sorts—the kind you might put together in your youth with your neighbourhood friends, only a step up from that because your neighbourhood friends have all grown up and now lives miles and miles apart. I thought it was a beautiful idea...but we were also a little swamped in schoolwork over here, so we just submitted some poems and artwork we made during our school time.
The magazine finally arrived—on Sunday evening—and it was a very exciting thing!
Benjamin was the first one to read it and when he came across my piece of artwork he said, "Oh, is there where you got the idea for your picture?"
"Keep reading," I told him.
"Wait! This is your picture!" he said. He was very impressed.
He thought it was pretty amazing to see his work in print (and I agree that that can be a very exciting feeling). Zoë and Miriam both submitted poems. Rachel...slacked off and didn't get anything ready so she missed out on this edition (I hope there will be future editions, though I know how much work putting together something like this is).
If you want to take a look at the magazine, you can preview it here.