The bad news is that I got really sick this week and had to cancel my trip to Euzine. I'm really bummed, because I was looking forward to seeing people, picking up new zines, and experiencing Euzine for the first time. But I think I made the right decision for my health, so that's positive I guess.
In happier news, I've been wanting to share these postcards that I made for last month's Correspondence Club swap. One of my favorite parts of Correspondence Club is that every month, there's a different themed swap. Whoever wants to participate writes their name and address on a list, then we each send a piece of mail art to everyone on the list. Last month, the theme was Encrypted. I thought about those puzzles with letters representing other letters, cut up January - September in my calendar to get the little pictures, and then made a code. Like most projects, it was a lot more work than I expected, but I was pretty happy with the results! Here are a few of the postcards I sent - want to see if you can break the encryption?
Hello! Happy November! The most important thing this month is to remember to vote!! If, like me, you live in Oregon, it's too late to mail our ballots in, so please be sure to drop yours off at a library or other drop site before 8 p.m. on Tuesday! I think it's really important to vote for candidates who will oppose Donald Trump, like Kate Brown for Governor. I hope that Oregon will continue with our queer, progressive governor. I know most of my friends agree with me about this, so I think the most important thing is to make sure your ballot gets counted.
My other November news is that this coming weekend, I'm going to the Euzine Comics and Zine Fest in Eugene, Oregon. It will be my first time tabling and attending, so I'm excited. Euzine is Saturday, November 10th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Auditorium at the Lane Events Center. If you're in the area, stop by and say hello!
In October, I tabled at the Olympia Zine Fest. I've been to the Olympia Zine Fest a few times, and I love the friendly atmosphere and variety of zines. I was lucky enough to be seated next to my friend Sage, and it was great to talk about my book with folks, trade zines, and share my work! I also picked up a lot of creative and interesting zines, which I'm loving reading through.
I hope that Euzine will be just as fun and productive as the Olympia Zine Fest, and that the election results will bring positive change and help guide the country away from fascism. Regardless, I'm trying to fight fascism by living my life the way I want to and speaking out about what I believe. What are you doing to fight?
I like cats, feminism, queers, making things and writing, apparently.