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spring solstice and gwg anniversary!

Happy Spring Solstice everyone! Happy one year Anniversary Grow Write Guild! I’m spending the solstice starting seeds and roller skating. Even though there’s still snow on the ground I won’t let that hold me back from celebrating the lengthening days and nearly approaching warmer weather. How are you celebrating? It’s been a busy year and I’m […]

solstice herbal tarot party: gwg 16

Merry Winter Solstice everyone! This mystical post comes to you just in time to celebrate your connection to the earth, the stars, and the seasons over this crisp holiday. Its been cold and icy but I’m still thinking about greenery. This piece was prompted by the gwg #16 – write dangerously, which was to write […]

izm reading list part 2 of 2

I finished off the month. Many were chosen for zine library and education week, one for cookzine day, and a bunch of minis and quarter size zines so I could read them during down time at work. A few were new to print or new to me, some I had never read but had been […]

izm reading list part 1 of 2

Here’s my reading list so far, mid month. About half of these are rereads because even though I have a HUGE to read pile I needed to have mostly minis since I had to take them to work. Wallet size is the right size for a tour guide. I’ll have more fun to share in a few days with […]

izm winding down week 2

As week 2 nears an end I find I’m a touch behind on the prompts but have been diligent in my reading. I still need to update my wiki entries and I couldn’t think of a new zine skill to teach myself. At the risk of sounding like a bragert I’ve experimented with nearly every way you […]

international zine month: week 2

So, how’s your zine month going? This week is Postal Appreciation Week! I’m looking forward to the review and trade days since I haven’t sent either in a while. 7 – Make or decorate some envelopes or postcards to get ready for the week. 8- Make a little flyer for your zine to send out with […]

izm midweek 1

When planning my reading for the week I forgot about today’s prompt so I’m re-reading the lovely Doris, which is one of my all-time favorite zines (I can push back habit #3 til Monday). Cindy was one of the first zinesters I traded with, which was almost 15 years ago! I feel a special connection […]

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 […]

Notes from Underground and Unmarketable

Right now I’m at the Milwaukee Zine Fest fundraiser double feature screening of Pump Up The Volume and Times Square at the Public House. I have such a great time when we do fundraisers that I hope we do more, and similar zine events throughout the year. I participated in a zine reading at People’s […]