name: ashlee swanson
fun fact: i've spent a lot of time recently coloring in coloring books. it's relaxing!
favorite quote: "art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable." cesar cruz
collect anything: books, cds, dvds. it's my life dream to have a fancy home library someday.
favorite childhood book: i don't remember reading much as a child, but i loved the 'scary stories to tell in the dark' books!
afraid of: heights.
Today is the last day of International Zine Month. It's a bittersweet day. I have been incredibly productive this month. I have done zine related things that I have put off for far too long, and I have also done zine-related things that I am usually not brave enough to do. It's been a great time!
Day 31 - Post a picture of yourself with your zine.
I just finished my 24-hour zine, Marked For Life #8
Day 19 - Make a zine flyer to pass out & trade!
I needed some new fliers, so this activity is perfect. I made two new fliers for Sweet Candy and two new submission call fliers for FAT-TASTIC! #3
Day 11 (yesterday) – Create a care package to send to a friend.
I gathered some zines that I want to pass on to a few zine friends and started writing letters so that I can mail out two or three mini care packages to them this weekend. I’ve also been collecting some ephemera for zine or collage making to include in the packages as well. I hope they enjoy them!
Day 12 – Make some mail art!
I love love making and receiving mail art. It is one of my favorite things! I have a three tier storage cart that sits next to my computer, and it is full of all my material and crafty items for mail art. I will make some small mixed media collages and postcards and post photos when they are finished.
Tomorrow, this awesomeness is happening:
I am pumped about this week of IZM activities because it revolves around MAIL! Today I am writing my zine friends who have recently sent me mail. I have fallen behind on writing letters so this is a great kick in the pants to get going.
Don’t forget: Send a letter to get a letter :)