Thursday, January 7, 2010


I have been making some of these mini-zines for some friends who need some encouragement.  There has been a lot of heart ache, pain and discomfort among some that are close to me.  I love using this format because it is fun, creative, easily reproducible and easily sent in the mail inside a card or tucked inside a letter.

Click here for a great picture tutorial on how to make these cute 8 page, one cut zines made out of a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 paper.

You can make these on the computer, if you are so inclined or able, but I like to do them by hand.  Usually I take a piece of black construction paper and cut it to measure 8 1/2 by 11 inches.  After doing the folds (as seen in the photos), I rip or cut some small panels out of white paper for each page.  On these pages, I create my art and text.  You can either handwrite the text or print out text and cut it out.  After I have completed each panel, I glue them to their page and then complete cutting and folding the zine.  I make sure everything is lined up and numbered correctly, then I make photo copies.  Now I have tons of wonderful little books to give away.

I don't have photos of my new books (coming soon!) , but here is an example of one a did during a long winter in Detroit.  It is a zine based on a winter poem by Robert Frost.


  1. When do you do all of this photography? I've got to keep a closer eye on you!