ZineWriMo ’22 Day 30 – ZineWriMo Wrap Up

Hello, zine friends! A happy summer to all my fellow southern-hemisphere dwellers!

Yes, so it’s technically December 1st and not November 30th, but I still wanted to wrap up ZineWriMo. So let’s get to it!

Our prompt for the day… our last prompt for ZineWriMo 2022… drumroll

ZineWriMo, oh ZineWriMo. How quickly you have flown by…

Looking back on the goals I set at the beginning of the month… Well, it’s not great. A flare up will do that. That being said… I’m actually pretty content. Sure, I would have liked to have crossed each and every thing off my list, meet each goal, go above and beyond…

But not being able to do that, I’m still proud that I’m okay with it all. I used to let my health issues and unexpected life things popping up upset me a lot. I used it as a means to drag myself down. These days, I’m better with going with whatever flow I’m in with life, and better at not being so hard on myself.

All up, I do feel a little bashful at not doing more, considering that I wrote up the prompts list in the first place, but I know my wonderful friends and the zine community as a whole is so understanding and supportive of anyone experiencing anything that throws their life off track.

So big hugs to everyone. It was so great to see new friends and old join in the fun. It was so very inspiring to see the wonderful creations and reflections people had along the way.

Here’s to coming back for ZineWriMo ’23 with even more creative determination.

Until then, there’s still Mini-Zine March and International Zine Month in July.

Participants

*Crafty With Yarn
*Echo Publishing
*Hadass420
*Laura Chenaut

ZineWriMo ’22 Day 29 – Looking Forward

Hello, hello, and hello once more to the almost-final day of ZineWriMo. It’s been both a long and a short month, but another year I’m happy to have been a part of ZineWriMo in making the list and joining in with (some of) the prompts.

Our prompt for the day… drumroll

With ZineWrimo coming to an end, it’s important to me to keep the good vibes rolling into December and beyond. Like most months for the past couple of years, things didn’t go as planned. But I’m finally getting used to rolling with things as they come, picking out the good spots, and carrying them with me into the next round of this thing we call life.

I’m actually feeling very positive about December. 2023? Oh, goodness knows. But December holds the launch of a new project, some new zines (with any luck), some better weather (with any luck), and some down time for SeaGreenZines as a whole to be able to jump into the new year with good energy and a solid plan.

Yes, I said it. I said the word plan. Haha. I can’t help it. No matter how much they keep being knocked around, I’ll keep making my plans.

While this is a little vague in terms of looking forward, it works for me. It works for the brain fog, the low energy, the autoimmune complication stuff, and life in general. So that is where I will leave it for now…


Please let me know if you’re participating and where you’ll be posting so I can put your link/s on the daily list and other zinemakers can check out what you’re doing.

Happy ZineWriMo!

Participants

*Crafty With Yarn
*Echo Publishing
*Hadass420
*Laura Chenaut

Happy Mail Monday – Distracted Day Edition

Hello and welcome back to Happy Mail Monday! The last Happy Mail of November 2022. It seems strange but is welcome, as I’m eager for the fresh start of a new month and a new year. Check out the awesome mail from old friends with zines, stickers, and more.

Like what I do here? Consider supporting me and Sea Green Zines on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/seagreenzines

Thank you so much for watching.


Awesome People/Places/Spaces Mentioned:

*Apples

*Real Tioga – https://www.instagram.com/walterinowego/

*Billy – https://iknowbilly.com

*Antek – https://ko-fi.com/antekzines

*True Zine Marin – https://www.instagram.com/truezinemarin/

*ZineWriMo — https://seagreenzines.com/zinewrimo-2/

*NaNoWriMo — https://nanowrimo.org

*Nina Echo Publishing – https://ko-fi.com/echozines

*Hadass – https://ko-fi.com/pmsmess


My PO Box:

Nyx
PO Box 378
Murray Bridge, SA 5253
Australia


You Can Find Me At:

seagreenzines@gmail.com
https://seagreenzines.carrd.co

ZineWriMo ’22 Day 22 – Zine Trade Tuesday

Hello, zine friends, and a happy Tuesday to you! Okay, so it’s not exactly a happy Tuesday as such here in the zine cave thanks to it being a heavier medication day. That said, it’s still beautiful to be here and to be enjoying ZineWriMo with you.

Our prompt for the day… drumroll

It’s Tuesday Trade Day!

In my eyes, trading is a huge part of the zineverse. It’s how we can connect with each other, discover new friends, and enjoy a space that isn’t about money. (No, I’m not going to get on any soap boxes. Only state that trades are fun.)

I love trades. I don’t get to do them as often anymore thanks to postage costs. But if you want to check out my Etsy shop, that’s the best way to see what I have on offer at the moment. Here are some of my favourites:


Please let me know if you’re participating and where you’ll be posting so I can put your link/s on the daily list and other zinemakers can check out what you’re doing.

Happy ZineWriMo!

Participants

*Crafty With Yarn
*Echo Publishing
*Hadass420
*Laura Chenaut

Happy Mail Monday/ZineWriMo Day 21 – Tarot Baby Edition

Hello and Happy Mail Monday! It’s that time again, and my voice is cooperating this week! Absolutely fabulous because I have some gorgeous zines to share with you today. Grab a snack and a drink, because I’m in a chatty mood!

Like what I do here? Consider supporting me and Sea Green Zines on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/seagreenzines

Thank you so much for watching.


Awesome People/Places/Spaces Mentioned:

*Billy – https://iknowbilly.com

*Ken Bausert – https://www.instagram.com/passcribe/

*Ever Caffeinated Press – https://linktr.ee/evercaffeinatedpress

*Shei – https://linktr.ee/_godsavethequeer_

*ZineWriMo — https://seagreenzines.com/zinewrimo-2/

*NaNoWriMo — https://nanowrimo.org


My PO Box:

Nyx
PO Box 378
Murray Bridge, SA 5253
Australia


You Can Find Me At:

seagreenzines@gmail.com
https://seagreenzines.carrd.co

ZineWriMo ’22 Day 18 – Creative Spaces

Day 18! I’m so not ready for us to be this far into November. And I’m definitely not ready for certain decorations and music to be playing when I go out and about… But we won’t talk about that.

Our prompt for the day… drumroll

On the 18th day of ZineWriMo, we show off our creative spaces. My creative space just so happens to be a complete mess. While that’s life and I don’t mind showing it, part of the mess is arranging Christmas boxes for people who follow my socials. No spoilers here, thank you very much. So I will be cheeky and direct you to my your of the zine cave from earlier this year. Enjoy!


Please let me know if you’re participating and where you’ll be posting so I can put your link/s on the daily list and other zinemakers can check out what you’re doing.

Happy ZineWriMo!

Participants

*Crafty With Yarn
*Echo Publishing
*Hadass420
*Laura Chenaut

ZineWriMo ’22 Day 17 – ZineWiki Day

Ah, Thursday. When I was growing up, Thursdays were always my favourite. Other kids got excited about Fridays – with good reason. But I enjoyed Thursdays. There was something about getting past the middle of the week, when the buzz of the coming weekend was just starting to rise. Absolutely gorgeous.

But enough about my past. What do we have on today?

Our prompt for the day… drumroll

ZineWiki Day! Woohoo! A day for me to gush about ZineWiki.com

This site is such an awesome hub of information about zines and zinemakers. I would love to see more people using it. Getting your head around how it all works can be a little daunting, but if you go to the main page and look on the right-hand side (on computer), you will see a list of links to help get you started with making and editing pages.

My page is definitely showing some neglect, that is for sure. It needs a fresh and tidy as well as adding all the fun stuff I have been doing since the last update.

Do you have a ZineWiki page? Let me know. I’d love to check it out.


Please let me know if you’re participating and where you’ll be posting so I can put your link/s on the daily list and other zinemakers can check out what you’re doing.

Happy ZineWriMo!

Participants

*Crafty With Yarn
*Echo Publishing
*Hadass420
*Laura Chenaut

ZineWriMo ’22 Day 16 – WIP Wednesday

Wednesdays are for our Work(s) In Progress!

What can I say? I love alliteration. Happy Mail Monday, anyone? Haha. That said, let’s dig right in.

Our prompt for the day… drumroll

Alas, I can’t share much of anything exciting with you today, zine friends. Only the book in which I have been keeping various notes and details for The 24 Hour Zine Thing 4. I have all idea contributors and their ideas recorded, some initial thoughts for what I may write about (or, in some cases, create without words), and I really want to clean up the zine cave so I can spread out and get to work.

For now…

…my notebook.

How are things going for you?


Please let me know if you’re participating and where you’ll be posting so I can put your link/s on the daily list and other zinemakers can check out what you’re doing.

Happy ZineWriMo!

Participants

*Crafty With Yarn
*Echo Publishing
*Hadass420
*Laura Chenaut

ZineWriMo ’22 Day 15 – Halfway Day

Hello, zine friends. Day fifteen already! Wow, wow, wow. The time is rolling by, but that is exactly why we have…

Our prompt for the day… drumroll

It’s Halfway Day for ZineWriMo! Your day, your way.

I’m afraid my day wasn’t very exciting. My autoimmune flare up threw me for a loop. So I spent the day taking care of admin, including finishing the daily images for the rest of the month.

What did you do with your day?


Please let me know if you’re participating and where you’ll be posting so I can put your link/s on the daily list and other zinemakers can check out what you’re doing.

Happy ZineWriMo!

Participants

*Crafty With Yarn
*Echo Publishing
*Hadass420
*Laura Chenaut

ZineWriMo ’22 Day 14 – Make a Zine Kit

Hello, zine friends! I am back after an autoimmune flare up. I am not back with Happy Mail Monday this week, as my voice has gone wandering away. However, I am jumping back into ZineWriMo for day 14’s prompt.

Our prompt for the day… drumroll

Make a ‘make a zine’ kit for a friend! Sharing is caring, after all.

I knew I would enjoy today’s activity, but I didn’t realise just how much. I had fun thinking about what I would include in a zine kit that would be both fun and informative just in case the person receiving the kit didn’t know about zines. Hence this kit.

I have my “What’s All This Then?” mini-zine, which is a mini I made to hand out to people after many had asked me what zines are. There’s also Mini Zine Mechanics, which is pretty much a rundown of ideas for how you might want to set up your mini. There’s also my most recent zine: ZineWriMo: What’s all this? (which is meant to go along with “What’s All This Then?”).

I think a writing instrument is an essential part of a zine making kit, as are stickers! Okay, maybe not so much the stickers, nor the pins, but who doesn’t like a bit of colour and fun in their lives?

This day, doing something with others in mind… Well, it has me feeling good. And you too, I hope! I am excited to see what other people come up with.


Please let me know if you’re participating and where you’ll be posting so I can put your link/s on the daily list and other zinemakers can check out what you’re doing.

Happy ZineWriMo!

Participants

*Crafty With Yarn
*Echo Publishing
*Hadass420
*Laura Chenaut