Q. What is a zine?
A. From wikipedia: (/ˈziːn/ ZEEN; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magaZINE) is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier.
Q. What is a secret message?
A. A Secret Message is a reminder of sorts for something you innately know at your core. Like a colorful fortune cracked out of a cookie at just the right time. I believe when you find one it can help air out your lungs, melt your heart and bolster your soul. I'm always on the lookout for them.
Secret messages can be found in your everyday life. I personally like to find them for myself and express them via art. I'm happy to share my discoveries.
Q. Who is a member of the Secret Message Society?
A. I don't think of my zine subscribers as the only members of my Secret Message Society. Although it is a joy to get to visit letterboxes around the world, the Secret Message Society reaches far deeper and wider than the pool of people who currently read my monthly magaZINE. If you resonate with me and my creative voice, consider yourself welcome to the Secret Message Society. Why not pick up some swag to celebrate your membership?
Q. When I receive your zine, what do I DO with it?
A. My zine can be used however you like. What do you do with a magazine when you read it? You can do the same thing with my zine. Some people enjoy cutting it up and collaging with it in their personal art. Others like to use it like a fortune cookie or a tarot card by opening it to a random page and revealing a secret message for their day. Maybe you'll sit down and read it all in one sitting and then toss it in the recycling bin or keep it for future reference. No matter how you use it, my intention is that it inspires, nourishes and propels you onward in your own living. Think of it as a whisper in your ear that you can keep going in your desired direction in life. Secret messages do not expire and experience no shelf life.
Q. Is there some sort of membership group I can connect with online?
A. ZINE SUBSCRIBERS are invited to a private Facebook group to participate in an optional monthly postcard art exchange. Secret Message Society member Celia Bradshaw facilitates this group. If you would like to participate in this just let me know upon subscribing, and I will be sure to add you.
EVERYONE is invited to subscribe to my email newsletter list (which includes a free Magic 8 ball digital download and encouraging secret messages delivered now and again to your INbox.)
EVERYONE is also invited to use the hashtag #SecretMessageSociety to connect on Instagram with other members. Share what secret messages you are finding or leaving for others to find.
Q. Can I purchase back issues of the zine?
A. Yes, while supplies last! I offer back issues in my SHOP.
Q. I'm done receiving your zine. How do I end my subscription?
A. If you need help processing a cancellation of your membership, I would be happy to help you. Contact me.
Q. Do you sell your secret message art anywhere else?
Q. My question isn't answered here. Can I contact you?