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. When I receive your zine, what do I DO with it?
A. My zine can be used however you like. Some people enjoy cutting them up and collaging with them. Others like to use them like a fortune cookie or a tarot card by opening them to a random page and revealing a secret message for their day. No matter how you use them, my intention is that they inspire, nourish and propel you onward in your own creative living. Think of them 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. Read again and again.
Q. Is there some sort of group of your subscribers that I can connect with, like a Private Facebook Group or Facebook Page?
A. I personally do not have a private Facebook Group for the Secret Message Society. I do have a public Artist's Page where I enjoy interaction in intentional spurts.
I'm thrilled to add that Secret Message Society member Celia Bradshaw does facilitate a private Facebook group for members to participate in an optional monthly postcard art exchange. If you would like to participate in this just let me know upon subscribing, and I will be sure to add you.
Q. Is there somewhere I can connect with other Secret Message Society Members?
A. I am on Instagram and several other members are as well. I like to use the hashtag #secretmessagesociety, not just referring to the zine, but ANYTIME I find a #secretmessage. Feel free to use it too!
Q. Can I see a sample zine before I subscribe?
A. If you've never been a member before, I would be happy to send you a sample back issue in the mail for free*, so you can see if the zine is your cup of tea. Contact me! (*While supplies last.)
Q. Can I purchases back issues of the zine?
A. Back issues for purchase are available digitally only. Currently I have these available.
Q. I think I would like to make my own zine, how would I go about doing that?
A. My eBook, Let's Be Artists - How to Make a Zine is a perfect starting place for you! This is a digital compilation of all the zines from 2016.
Q. I'm done receiving your zine and/or your art prints. 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. Where can I read more about the Secret Message Society?
Q. My question isn't answered here, but it's probably weird. Can I contact you?
A. If you have a question, someone else probably has it too. I would love for you to be the brave one to ask it so I can add it to this FAQ for the benefit of everyone. Contact me, PLEASE! I’ll do the best I can to help you continue to fall in love with, find and create secret messages for your very own.