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 #15 "How do you take it?" Perzine; Would you bother to ue a spoon? This is the final of this kind of perzine from me.. check out my blog for further explanation. 1/4 sized, bnw, cut and paste $1 AU or trade
* 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 my zines + art + things here:
Life as a white picket fence. | madeit.com.au
My profile was looking overrun and shabby, so I tried to tidy it up a bit. Less is more, you know?
Unless I'm on a rant in a zine, then it's a whole other story..
Here are some of the zines I have made, since forever, I know I've missed titles, but this is the majority of it.
So, other previously written zines published by me, Tasha, include..............
ISSUE #1 "How do you take it?" Theories…Continue
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