a place for zinesters - writers and readers
Hey there. My name's Tasha. I'm a mum of 2 boys & 4 chickens. We live with my best friend/husband in a house that I adore, despite the fact that it's falling down around us. My husband & I are in a 3 piece instrumental prog rock band, Upside Ictus. He writes comics, I make zines. I've been known to get carried away with life, and glue.
I'm occasionally a workshop facilitator for #AZineThing, during which I get to cut and paste things with primary school children & discuss diy self publishing, underground media & the importance of identity with teens. I've been involved in one community zine project, and have plans for another. Life is busy and *awesome.
*most of the time.
I've been told I write like I talk. I'm not sure if this is a disclaimer, apology or an excuse. I write what I know, or struggle to understand. Most of my writing is personal, rarely edited and most importantly, for myself.
The pricing of my zines reflects their production costs and all money from sales go back into more making, printing and postage costs. If you're a local stamp away I would rather trade than sell. I enjoy reading zines as much as making them, so if you'd like to trade, just ask.
Zines currently available via me (here):
* ISSUE #14 "How do you take it?" Perzine; 2014, the earlier thoughts, notable moments, ideas, thus far, the new year. 1/4 sized 16 pg, $1 AU or trade
* 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
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:
Tasha, PO Box 15, Mt Eliza, Vic 3930, Australia
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
ISSUE #9 HDYTI?
ISSUE #10 HDYTI?
ISSUE #11 HDYTI?
ISSUE #12 HDYTI?
ISSUE #13 HDYTI?
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.
# 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
# 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
# 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)
#THIS IS FRANKSTON - A community zine project instigated by #AZineThing, views about Frankston by those who know it best, its residents and frequent visitors of the area. 1/2 sized, BnW, cut n paste, mixed media, etc. Limited run print, FREE if you can get your hands on one. You can also check out thisisfrankston.tumblr.com
....and a few mini 'zines, by my then 3yr old, now 6 1/2 & 4yr old kick arse kids, bastian black & gabriel grimm and myself (Book of a Monster, Mr. Spider *the musical, Dinosaurs V's Robots etc)
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