In my earlier post, I told you that I took some things I learned in various workshops and used them in a project. Now I’ll give you more information.
Here are the papers I had on hand:
I used the zine technique I learned to turn them into tiny books.
Then, they sat on my table for quite some time. What to fill them with? What did they want to say?
I put a combination of words and pictures in each one. Then I had to give each one a name, or at least something that would give the reader a clue as to where to start.
I decided that these zines were just more chapters in the tiny book series I started in the workshop. You might remember this book from the workshop post. It’s Chapter 1, though it didn’t know it at the time.
It’s not that these booklets are meant to be read as a narrative, just that they are chapters in the ongoing zine-making impulse. Each one stands alone, but it’s part of a group, too – all of these books share characteristics and inspiration.
All right, enough build up.
I’ll show you all the books, a couple at a time. Here are Chapters 2 and 3. Each book has a front cover and three interior page spreads.
These are all great! And I can tell that you are having so much fun creating them.
Thank you. This project took not too much time to make but the process extended over a lot of time, and there were pieces to assemble and so on. I liked the way it unfolded rather than being done all at once.
Looks like fun. (K)
Thank you. Yes, this project took place over an extended period of time with different stages, and usually I am driven to finish things in a short time, so it was much different for me. I like it, and I am proud of myself for being patient (for a change) and letting it evolve rather than forcing it. I hope I can do such a thing again, I believe it added to my work.
That green you use is amazing, it really appeals to me.
Thank you. It’s a combination of a couple of colors in the Blick student line, plus the paste thins it out and makes it kind of translucent, so that whatever is underneath it also shows. I really like the effect of painting with this process.
Utterly delightful. I am inspired to try my hand at making zines and have stored the ‘pattern’ you sent me. When I get home …
Thank you. You will enjoy these, I guarantee. Simple yet complex, if that makes sense.
Yes, it makes perfect sense.