IZM: Day 25 Viewfinder

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 25 was Viewfinder. For me, that meant finding beauty in different perspectives of my body… I have always struggled with accepting my body for what it is, and I have never loved it. I hate looking in the mirror, I am never […]

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IZM: Day 24 Hair

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 24 was Hair. For me, that meant writing all about my experiences with body hair… I used to worry so much in my teenage years about the unsightly little black hairs poking out from my legs, protruding from my underarms, and when […]

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IZM: Day 23 Anxiety

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 23 was Anxiety. For me, that meant writing all about my experiences with Anxiety… Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It is a feeling of fear or apprehension. If your feelings of anxiety are extreme, last for longer than six […]

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IZM: Day 22 Mandala

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 22 was Mandala. For me, that meant using found images to improve my pattern-drawing skills… What is a Mandala? A Mandala is a circular illustration representing the universe as seen in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism. In their traditional form, Mandalas are circles […]

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IZM: Day 21 Children

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 21 was Children. For me, that meant writing about my decision to live a child-free life… I am a 27 year old woman, and I do not want children. No, I will not change my mind. No, I do not hate kids. […]

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IZM: Day 20 Venn Diagrams

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 20 was Venn Diagrams. For me, that meant pretending that I am funny… What is a Venn Diagram? A Venn diagram shows the relationship between a group of different things in a visual way, typically using circles. Using Venn diagrams enables us […]

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IZM: Day 19 Joy

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 19 was Joy. For me, that meant taking some time just for me and working on a project I have been wanting to do for a long time… I painted my ukulele with a space octopus. I really enjoyed painting my […]

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Zine: Has Issues

Has Issues is a cut and paste zine, created purely from terrible “women’s interest” magazines. Inside you will find collaged artwork, and poetry constructed from the content’s of the trashy magazine pages. This edition focuses on how much Chloe hates the beauty industry. Has Issues is now available in my store. Click me to shop […]

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IZM: Day 18 Treasure

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 18 was Treasure. For me, that meant making a zine all about Geocaching… Geocaching is a treasure hunt for the digital age. A geocache or cache is a small waterproof treasure box hidden outdoors. Geocaches come in all different shapes, sizes, and […]

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IZM: Day 17 Tea

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 17 was Tea. For me, that meant indulging in one of my favourite things… In My Teacup Today is a blog that I dip in and out of to indulge in my love for all things tea! I write reviews of the […]

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IZM: Day 16 Character

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 16 was Character. For me, that meant having a conversation about emojis… I really enjoyed the format of the zine I made for Conversation day, the tactility of the digital screen printed on paper is really satisfying to me, and I wanted […]

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IZM: Day 15 Adult

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 15 was Adult. For me, that meant showing off some of my kinked up illustrations… While developing my degree show collection at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design I discovered that my niche skill within the world of jewellery-making […]

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Illustration: Lana Brysys

Let me introduce you to Lana Brysys of The Trollflayers… I mean, we only actually flayed a troll one time, and mostly because Jhaan wanted to eat it, but the name kind of stuck. Katie’s partner Aeryn is an experienced Dungeons & Dragons player, and she was wonderful enough to offer to DM for us […]

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IZM: Day 14 Wings

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 14 was Wings. For me, that meant practising a little bit of character design… My work has always featured a fantastical element, and I am keen to add more fantasy into my illustrations. I used this zine prompt as a sketchbook exercise […]

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IZM: Day 13 Myth

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 13 was Myth. For me, that meant diving under the waves to tell some tales about my sharp-toothed friends… The 14th of July is Shark Awareness Day, and to celebrate this I wanted to make a zine all about sharks. One of […]

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IZM: Day 12 Pattern

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 12 was Pattern. For me, that meant putting my tutorial hat on and creating a how to draw patterns guide zine! I am excited to start creating more tutorial style videos on my YouTube, and on this blog! This little zine was […]

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IZM: Day 11 Playlists

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 11 was Playlists. For me, that quite simply meant making a bunch of playlists for different occasions! I was having a bit of a blah mental health day when I sat down to make this zine. It seems apt that my theme […]

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IZM: Day 10 Botanical

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 10 was Botanical. For me, that meant figuring out all of the different ways I could capture botanical elements to use in my illustrations… My first step was to collect my botanicals. You can gather your materials from a variety of different […]

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IZM: Day 9 Eyes

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 9 was Eyes. For me, that meant getting back into the roots of my drawing style… I used to draw eyes all the time. I was a little obsessed with them. They became a large feature in my Faery Wings jewellery project, […]

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IZM: Day 8 Care Guide

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 8 was Care Guide. For me, that meant creating a care guide for my Fluffy Jellyfish blog all about the Hierodula majuscula Praying Mantis. Praying Mantids make fantastic pets as they are beautifully unusual creatures, and are fascinating to observe. I have […]

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