eight pages in one

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Thursday some friends came over for crafty night and we made zines. Kinda. I really don't know what the hell I'm doing, so I hesitate to say we actually made them, but we did glue stuff in little books made from a single sheet of paper that could then be photocopied. I've been mildly obsessed with the idea since attending a zine workshop during staff day about a month ago. (exactly a month ago!) I have been fooling around with some collage type stuff for a while now, but the idea of using only ONE sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper to make an 8 page booklet really piqued my interest. I think there are two reasons why this spoke to me: 1) I'm cheap 2) I work better creatively when I have some limits in place. one sheet of paper is a good limit.

side by side

I also love that they can be about whatever floats your boat! Stories, drawings, recipes, poems, photos only -- one of the most fun things about Thursday night's experiment is that we were all working out of the same pile of supplies, yet all came up with completely different finished projects. Mine doesn't really make any narrative sense or have a point -- it was more like 8 little mini-collage pages (some of which I will work on further, but I wanted to see how the color would look when photocopied.) Anyway, good times! I will be fooling around with this further I think. It's an awful lot of fun.

lovely tree
In other news, Everything is green like crazy right now. I love this tree!
4 comments on "eight pages in one"
  1. I still want to get together and make zines with you. I am sorry that I missed crafty night. I have no excuse for that. NONE!!! I am heading to the Glow Opera, or something, soon, I HOPE, at the Reed College. I hate waiting so MUCH that it makes me want to strangle people. STRANGLE!!! Not "strangle".

  2. I'm sorry you missed it too! I hope you can make it to the next one without STRANGLING anyone! (I hope the Glow Opera was fun.)

  3. I have been feeling more, shall I say, charitable as of late, so I will say that the Reed kids put alot of work into the show. However, it was hard to hear the narration, the people around me made it more difficult with all of their yammering, people were lighting fireworks very near our heads and it was hard to see as I am much shorter while sitting down. I am glad I was able to go and I hope that the stoners were able to enjoy the show, and that perhaps a handful of them will remember. Does that sound charitable? I think for me that it does.

  4. OMG! I am also much shorter when I'm sitting down! We should form a club. I think you sound plenty charitable, for you or anyone


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