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.
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. Just ask :)
I enjoy making zines as much as reading them! If you enjoy some of what I do, that's good too!
Zines by me currently in stock:
* ISSUE #12 "How do you take it?" Perzine, on music, love & over thinking
* 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 breif notes on previously known furry things.
All available for $1AU or trade until stock runs out. 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
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
# 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.
I love most; dislike few and can accept different opinions and views so long as they're backed with gusto! or reason. In short, I'd love to see what drives you, and trade with you! I'm interested if you are! so drop me a line :) I hope you give me much feedback as possible once you've had a read, I will endeavor to do the same :)
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