Let's Be Artists - How to Make a Zine

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Let's Be Artists - How to Make a Zine

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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.

Making a zine has served as an excellent tool for me to engage with my life in a creative manner and explore and utilize my artistic voice. I think of my zines as mini-art journals. I have been practicing my art in this manner for four years. It doesn't require endless spans of my time and I can use art supplies I have on hand. I also like that it brings my life meaning as I notice and curate secret messages. 

This 192 page eBook in PDF format includes all of the Secret Message Society Zines created in 2016. I used my zines to share my own process of making a zine, including TIPS on what I like to include in them. The eBook also shares artists that inspire me and works through 6 different art mediums for a total of 2 rotations (12 months worth.) The art mediums are as follows:

  • Pencil
  • Paint
  • Marker
  • Pen
  • Collage
  • Oil Pastel/Crayon

In addition to teaching you how to make your own zine, there is plenty of inspiration to be found in these pages about living the creative life of an artist. It is a year-long account of my own artist life. I tell you this because if zine making isn't of interest to you, but starting an art journal or cultivating an artist's life is, this resource can still apply to you. It is a peek into my art practice and a good source for prompts. 

At the end this eBook also includes 12 #secretmessages (size - 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”) designed to coordinate with the Let's Be Artists theme. These can be printed and cut up into a small deck to draw from for daily or monthly direction, incorporated into an art journal or planner, or strategically placed around your home, car and work environment for creative inspiration. 

If you would like sneak-peeks of what this eBook holds I recommend you check out these blog posts from 2016:

Or here is a quick video flip-thru.

*If you are a Secret Message Society member and are interested in purchasing this resource, contact me and I will give you a code for a 30% off discount!

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