ISSUE 45 is here!
Members can tiptoe into the Secret Lair for a digital download!
The centerfold is in full color and is a sheet of secret message guerilla art to cut out and share around your community. Members can also download the digital file to use these time and time again.
Each month these have been created by a guest artist. This month the centerfold was created by Deb. You can read her Lucky 13! interview HERE. (These same 13 questions have been answered on the 15th of each month in 2016 in a blog post featuring that month's Secret Message Society Centerfold Artist.)
In Issue 45...
In a world where art often feels like it must takes hours and be ever so precise, the artist is always amazed and relieved at what can be done with a few minutes here and there and a bag of broken crayons.
This issue explores the bafflement of how a single piece of art could prove someone both is and isn't an artist at the same time. It also rescues a piece of art from the trashcan, glues it back together and wonders why it landed there in the first place.
The artist contemplates how, to a certain sort of person, creating often sounds more appealing than anything else, say making dinner or doing math homework.
The artist collects good omens through visual form on a page and sees to her usual responsibility of putting down on the page the simple things she sees (like leaves and potted plants and a compass and gouda cheese and a focused artist in her natural habitat) because as the details overlap each other common themes always emerge and a certain calm comes over her. If things are not quite right with the world, somehow, through these pages, she has made them so.
Become a member now to receive this final issue of the Let's Be Artists Theme. Beginning January 15 I will be exploring a year of curiouser and curiouser self-reliance in the pages of the Secret Message Society Zine.
If you are already a member, I hope you have received your zine in the mail by now and are finding a few minutes here and there to rub your own broken crayons across the page of your life.