Category personal projects

robin’s changes in roller derby

Two weeks ago my roller derby league hosted International WFTDA Championships. It was a really incredible few days and I met some great people. It was a celebration but it was bittersweet. This was a culmination of years of work that serves as an end cap to my involvement currently. I am a founding member of The Beerleaders, […]

coming back from hiatus

I took the month of August away from the computer for the most part, and it really felt good. I enjoy sharing things on the blog here but since I was gone on my three-state summer adventure I was able to take the time to explore and come back with new stories. I have so […]

international zine month: week 1

It’s week one, day one of International Zine Month! IZM 2013 Week 1: I love zines Week 2: Postal Appreciation Week 3: Distro Week Week 4: Library and Education Week Week 5: Just for fun . First up, it’s I LOVE ZINES WEEK! 1 – Sign up or sign in to and write about […]

the grow write guild – garden writing club

the grow write guild – garden writing club If you know me at all you know I love plants and writing, and I’ve written a zine about it. Gayla is one of the few garden bloggers I consistently read and her books are great, too. I couldn’t have said this better myself so check out […]

’90s Ladies of Inspiration

I‘ve included a few spreads from the most recent zine, ’90s Ladies of Inspiration: Television (The Obsesser #7). It’s a short quarter size zine with full color cover and end sheets and a three hole coptic  binding. This is a brief selection, I’d like to add more in the future. The characters included are Angela […]

thanksgiving stories

Over Thanksgiving weekend I seemed to be paying closer attention to the stories people told, whether it was heard or read. The way they told them came into focus and the stories themselves were excellent. Some were so funny I was crying, some were heartbreaking, and others were just disgusting. I went to Corey’s aunt […]

Truth in Blogging (and being a journalism student) This is so right on. I was laughing through the entire thing. . I’m finally starting to enjoy blogging, after years of trying to make myself accept it. Just like writing itself it gets easier and more enjoyable with more practice. I had a livejournal that I kept up with regularly, mostly for the […]

Ideas for next project: 90’s Ladies – TV

For the next issue I’ll be going back to my idea of 90’s Ladies of Inspiration. I’ve been thinking about doing something like this for almost a year but now the timing seems right. I’ve always been an avid television viewer and it was influential to me as a teenager growing up in the 90’s. […]

31 Postcards

I finished The Obsesser #6.5 – 31 Postcards – right before the Milwaukee Zine Fest. The story prompt was Messages from the Margin. We had been discussing zine culture a lot (especially in the 90’s) because of the Notes From Underground reading. In the book the author talked about trades and penpal-like letter exchanges, or […]

Edith Knows Her Apples

I wrote this almost a month ago but saved it as a draft accidentally instead of posting it. I still need to write one for 31 Postcards (The Obsesser #6.5). That was printed before zine fest last week but the project is still finishing up. I’m currently working on #7, which is the cassette piece […]