these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.

my artist website is here.

Oct 28, 2008


one of the zines i got in the mail last week is EVERYBODY'S BOOK OF KITTENS by Gemma Correll. this zine wins the gold medal for squeal-out-loud cuteness! EEEEEE! it is so adorable!

the concept behind the zine is pretty simple, very straightforward, and that's one of the reasons it is so successful and great! i love it! it has quickly become the most prized zine in my collection. it's awesome.

if this is work after your own heart as well, i'd pick up a copy fast. it's an edition of 50 and the first round of them sold out with a quickness over at Little Paper Planes. It seems they've got a second round in stock now but i'd still make haste if you'd like to have one of these little cuties in your collection.

i also got 'daddy's little girl' by Ericka Bailie Byrne, a collection of letters she wrote to her father while they were estranged.

it's a very personal, very powerful zine. reading it, i couldn't help but be awe-struck by the bravery it took to even put this zine out in to the world! i am amazed by it, to say the least. this zine offers more than just the story of a girl's strained relationship with her father... it offers hope and comfort. Ericka's got an etsy shop where you can pick it up: FIRST AND FRANKLIN.

the wonderful thing about zines is that they can be (and be ABOUT) anything... which also makes them sort of daunting: no rules, schematic, or prototype to follow. the form is wide open and can be endlessly reinterpreted. zines can be used toward any end, or to no end at all. this makes the production of a zine a pretty personal enterprise, in my opinion, even if the subject matter isn't personal at all.

and i just love zines so much! i have turned in to a total fanatic about them and i don't care who knows it. i think everyone needs to get on board and support the zine-makers of the world. zines are wonderful. i hope the people who make them never stop doing it. i appreciate their work so, so much.

1 comment:

Ericka Bailie-Byrne said...

Thanks so much. :)
I love your work.