For my monthly zine publications in 2017 my focus is on self-reliance, as inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self-Reliance and Ayn Rand's Anthem and Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way. In order to be self-reliant it is necessary to tune out other voices and learn to trust and act on one's own creative intuition.
I am water behind a dam, ready to pour forth. My hands and imagination are to be fully trusted, permitted to document all the secret messages I am finding. I will not question why certain secret messages need to be included, but I will simply know what the pages must contain as I go forward. I will follow the white rabbit and see where it leads. In these pages I will document my findings. Curiouser and curiouser is my mantra.
- One 20-page Secret Message Society Zine delivered by snail mail monthly filled with my meaning-making art. Designed to inspire, nourish and propel you onward in your own creative living.
- The zine is black and white.
- One 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" full-color Self-Reliant SecretMessage art print per month. (Delivered with Zine.)
- One giveaway per month offering a chance to win one original piece of secret message art.
- Cancel anytime. No refunds.
*** THIS JUST IN *** BREAKING NEWS ***
Secret Message Society member Celia Bradshaw is facilitating 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.
WHAT ARE MEMBERS SAYING ABOUT THE SECRET MESSAGE SOCIETY?
“IT IS A MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR OF KINDREDS, THE ONE PLACE, SPACE, THAT WELCOMES THE WEIRD ONES LIKE ME. THEY SPEAK MY LANGUAGE HERE. QUITE SIMPLE, THESE ARE MY PEOPLE. ”
— Cynthia Lee
"Your zines and writing embrace such an openness to story and magic...I am so fascinated and grateful for the impact your work has had on me even with having never met you. I guess that is one of the beautiful things about art."
“I ADORE your zine...it’s my favorite piece of mail. It helps me see my world in a different way. Breathe deeper. Take my time. Admire the whispers around me. Be present. I also just love seeing the world through your eyes.”
— Jessica Russell
“Your Zine (and you) is truly one of my favorite things in life! It's one of the few consistencies in my life - and I cherish how it feeds my soul. Your vulnerability in sharing how you see the world, and seek out secret messages - and make belief - girrrrrlllll. I can't even explain what that has done for me. You're amazing - and I'm grateful for you!”
— Cassandra Aswani
“Freedom to be misunderstood. Wild abandon. No judgement. A secret place I can call my very own.”
— Deb Taylor
"The best lunch break reading material - when my Secret Message Society 'Zine shows up in my mailbox!"
— Erin Plaster