a place for zinesters - writers and readers
I've been told I write like I talk. I'm not sure if this is a disclaimer, apology or excuse..
I write what I know, or struggle to understand. Most of it personal and rarely edited.
Most importantly, I write for myself.
The cost of the zines is to fuel my fund for more making and stamps! If you're a local stamp away I would rather trade than sell. I enjoy reading zines as much as making them!
Zines available via me (here):
* ISSUE #13 "How do you take it?" Perzine; Winter, moments of discovery consumed by thought. bnw cut n paste 1/4 sized 32pg, $2 AU or trade
* T shirt material. Not literally. Mini bnw hand drawn, text slogan stencil ideas for t's I'm yet to make. 50c AU or trade
* ISSUE #12 "How do you take it?" Perzine, on music, love & over thinking $2 AU
* Petless. A short bnw, cut and paste, hand typed explanation as to why we are petless, includes brief notes on previously known furry things. $1 AU or trade
Contact me here on wmz, or you can leave me bread crumbs through www.lifeasawhitepickettfence.wordpress.com
or you can always send snail mail requests, trades, critical letters etc to me here:
PO Box 15
I sell other zines + art + things here:
Life as a white picket fence. | madeit.com.au
Other previously written zines include..............
ISSUE #1 "How do you take it?" Theories I have about me, DIY hairdressing, Boobs, Tea? Coffee?? and a simple recipe for date slice. bnw, 24pg 1/4 size available for $2 AU or trade
ISSUE #2 'How do you take it?' Street Art? Zine Fair, Family Antics, Celebrations, Toast Sculpting & a recipe for a pecan thing.. Tasty. bnw 44pg 1/4 size available for $2 AU or trade
ISSUE #3 'How do you take it?' The year that plots to kill me, new beginnings and mental adjustments for a new year bnw cut and paste as always! $2 AU or trade :)
ISSUE #4 'How do you take it?' On Love, Life & Learning, bitter sweet? or hot/cold self reasoning?? have a read, and let me know ;) bnw cut and paste per usual! $2 AU or trade.
ISSUE #5 'When thoughts turn ugly..' don't ask.
ISSUE #6 "In response to myself.." Sometimes we have to stop, breathe, reevaluate and move on... bnw cut and paste (it's what I do ;) 1/4 size, 12pages, $1 AU or trade
ISSUE #7 How do you take it? In the heat of a new year.. I survived 2011, that season of festive depression etc.. so now what to expect? bnw cut and paste 1/4 size, morethanusualpages, $1 AU or trade
ISSUE#8 HDYTI? "I'm not so sure on anything anymore.." Importance of things, life and what really matters.. I write of identity and struggles in family, as a parent what I face (as per usual ;) bnw, cut and paste, 20pg 1/4 size, $2 AU or trade <3
Other projects of mine...
# Life as a white picket fence - pregnancy, parenthood and persistence for normality, b&w only, 16pg 1/4 size available for $1 AU or trade
# Age and Circumstance - my head space from 2001-07, diary entry notes/rants/short pieces, all hand written but the story of 'getting the book', 1/2 size b&w copies available only for trade, or $2 AU, colour printed copies available only on request as costs so much more than anticipated!!)
# Moments like these - Pretty hand written/drawn/sketched/painted 12 pg 1/2 sized bnw poetically poised short zine, centerfold sketch of me by veronica fisher voncantwrite.blogspot.com ; available for $1 AU or trade
# cut up the old - a tale of sorts; featuring 4 definable moments based on distorted, mirrored and possibly somewhat fictional recollections of an alcoholic. 16 pg 1/4 sized bnw, available for $2 AU or trade
# Stitch This! - a small 1/4 size bnw, cut n paste, with a few cross stitch patterns to try out, a bit of fun :) $1 AU or trade
#Still Stitchin'! is another small 1/4 size bnw, cut n paste, with a few more cross stitch patterns to try out w/motivational insert :D $1 AU or trade
# One of the boys - personal issues came to the surface after stumbling upon old written journals of mine and caused me to write/glue this up into what resulted in a bit of an insight to a younger me. 1/4 sized, bnw, cut and paste, ...pages, $2 AU or trade
# Desire is a blue & white checked tablecloth - Limited edition run, bnw text print w/fabric cover, an almost a story of someone I used to know.
# Y YOUNG? - A Compilation, A Discussion, About Generation Y, By Gen Yer's. Includes survey responses, discussions, artwork, opinions and an article by Lee Zachariah.. join the discussion! 32pg 1/2 sized bnw, available for $4 AU or trade
# She couldn't help herself - #1 'on sleep' experiences, art, reflections and contemplation on sleep or the lack of... 1/2 size, bnw, cut and paste with amazing centerfold of what's in vons bed!... $5 AU (sorry, no trades)
....and a few mini 'zines, by my 3yr old kick arse kid, bastian black and myself (Book of a monster, Mr. Spider the musical etc)
I <3 TRADES !!!!
and quickly about me; I'm a mum of 2 and live in australia with my best friend/husband i a house that i adore despite it's many shortcomings; it may very well one day kill us all. life is busy and awesome, most of the time.
and I love that about them.
It is the abscense of guidlines and boundaries of this format that make zines, making/reading/enjoying them such a pleasure to me. I need an outlet that I can express myself in around the stupid hours i keep, i'm a pro cut and paster (or so i tell my kids!) and love love love the 'not-knowing' how my end of project product will turn out.
I have been gifted some interesting books that specifically…
I have decided, in a very round about way, long story of attempts of creating a collaborative zine turned ongoing collaborative project of sorts... ahem.. that I will be spending special zine time with some of my nearest and dearest girl friends, chosen topic, speand a day/night/week/end or two.. and see what we come up with.
the result? check out Issue #1 "She couldn't help herself" collaborative project by (me) Tasha lifeasawhitepicketfence.wordpress.com and Veronica Fisher…Continue