Thursday, May 21, 2020

Zine III

I swiftly discovered that there are few things in DIY (and possibly life) that can't be solved with a large mallet, a bag of ten-centimetre nails and some swearing.
~Monty Halls


Hi y'all! Having a hectic week and I didn't know what to share today so I made another colorblock zine. (The above DIY quote doesn't exactly apply to this, but I liked it anyway. If you make a zine that it does apply to, show me!)










* How To Make A Zine
* I've been wondering what to do with my zines. Put them in an album? Give them away? Leave them in books or ?

Beyond LiteracyLink has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Carol!

18 comments:

KatApel - katswhiskers.wordpress.com said...

You know those little message rocks people leave in little nooks? I could see your little books doing that - but in more protected spaces, so they don't get weathered. Rather charming.

Carol Varsalona said...

I think your zines are wonderful little nuggets of wisdom, Tabatha. Do you have a post on how to make them? I would like to share some with my grad students at the end of June's Summer Institute. Let me know if you have post and let me share today's zine and any more with the group. I would like to try one also.

michelle kogan said...

I love the moon poem and letting it in "when it shows up at the back door." Fun zine, parts of it remind me of Mondrian, especially the age with "at the." Have you ever participated in the Brooklyn Art Library's "Sketchbook Project, here's a link to it: https://brooklynartlibrary.org/library

Tabatha said...

Hi Carol! I first made a zine last April when I made a "Where is Peace?" zine. I share a video that shows how to fold it: https://tabathayeatts.blogspot.com/2019/05/national-poetry-month-printables-2019.html

Janice Scully said...

What wonderful gifts. Giving them away is a wonderful idea. I love the moon showing up at the back door,

Linda B said...

Well, I collect moon poems so this will go into that, too, Tabatha. I love the "extra" attention that the zines give to the words. This is lovely. I don't know if you want to give your zines away, but I think someone in a shelter or an assisted living place would love them. Happy weekend!

Karen Eastlund said...

I was tempted last time I saw one of your zines, and now I really must try making one. Thanks for all the links, and for this example. I love this idea and hope to share it with some children this summer. Actually, I think I already did share it with my grandchildren. So... your work lives on! Thanks again...

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Never enough poems about the moon! And this one is just perfect for zine treatment. I love Kat's idea. Maybe you can leave them in random little free libraries.

Bridget Magee said...

Great idea, Tabatha! I've used this paper folding technique in the classroom for other uses, but not as a zine. Guzlowski's poem is perfect for spotlighting in your zine. As far as what to do with them, they'd make great birthday gifts. :)

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Coloring is very calming, I've heard, and coloring in blocks must be extra so, after the exertion and anxiety of choosing the right poem? It came out very satisfying! I did try a zine, made it more complicated than it needed to be (my specialty in life) and still it absorbed me in a refreshing way. I'll take some photos and try again with something simpler...

Christie Wyman said...

Hmmmm...I think leaving your Zines in interesting places sounds like the way to go. Guerilla Zine-ing? Not sure, but love these. I shall have to try one!

jama said...

So fun to see your new zine, Tabatha! Love those nuggets of wisdom. :)

laurasalas said...

This is SO cool! I see Austin Kleon's zines in his newsletter all the time. I think of things like this as similar to my imagepoems...ways to meditate or think more deeply about certain words/texts--and to add a visual layer. I'm glad my imagepoems are digital. I wouldn't know what to do with the clutter they would make. These would make lovely little gifts! You could put them in a Little Free Library for people to find - maybe with a link to find directions on making their own. :>)

Ruth said...

I love the idea of leaving them in books. Library books, or books in bookstores...

Sally Murphy said...

Oh I love your zine and the poem it contains. And your quote was apt in my life this week - nothing poetic, but my daughter had a flat tyre. We spent a verrrrry long time trying to get the flat off, having worked out the jack and the process for removing the nuts. The tyre was wedged on (apparently it happens quite often - a little rust, or a little wear on the holes and the tyre is stuck). Eventually, feeling very sheepish, I had to call roadside assistance. The man agreed that I had done everything right - but he had a mallet in his tool kit. One good wack of the wheel, and off it came.

Mary Lee said...

I am writing a zine-by-zine story with my young neighbor Annie (same one in the poem I used as a nest this week). I started the story (chapter 1) with the words in a zine and invited her to illustrate my words. Along with that zine, I gave her a blank one with just the chapter title for chapter 2. She wrote the words to that chapter for me to illustrate and gave me the title for chapter 3.

And, for questioning minds who want to know...we finally met this past week when she brought the two zines back for me to continue!

I also sent "E is for Emma" and "M is for Max" zines to my twin niece and nephew.

Long story short, I vote for gifting your zines! That will prompt you to make more!!

Tabatha said...

That's inspiring, Mary Lee!

Margaret Simon said...

I am so loving your zines and all the responses here, but especially Mary Lee's idea of a zine exchange. Zines should be gifts. I made one with a dot and gave it to Peter Reynolds when I met him at NCTE.