Blog of a veggie lady who can't stay in one place for too long, loves to dumpster dive, loves to craft and can rant about feminism for hours! Just little notes and photos from my travels and the qwirky, fun, arty and ridiculous things I've seen! (and things I've found in bins.)
Lizz Lunney sent me comics!
I want to keep them all!
But I can’t, as I’m selling them at Wannabe next Thursday!
Wannabe is an exhibition run by my art collective Project: BABE. Featuring the work of lots of different female artists at The Venue in The Parish, Huddersfield. There’ll also be an amazing launch night with 4 female music acts and stalls.
So if you want to see/buy these amazing comics, you better come along, right?! :D
I spent most of yesterday contacting people about if they’d want to submit their zines for a small zine stall at Wannabe (Project:BABE’s, Huddersfields one and only feminist art collective, most ambitious and set to be amazing event yet!), so far Lizz Lunney, Slug Pie and Jane McEwan are definitely submitting zines/comics and Daisy’s Creation’s is sending me some amazing jewellery for the Crafty Praxis pre-shop stall! Also work from Kate Webber, Elisa Etemad, me and more tbc!
ORGANISING THINGS IS FUN!!!
EVERYONE SHOULD COME ALONG.
THIS WILL BE AMAZING!
For more info the facebook events here.
I went to a fantastic Zine Fest at The Women’s Library at London Met. It was really fantastic and inspirational. There was a hall of people selling and trading zines, I met some really fantastic people. One said I should contribute a few pages to their zine “Storm in a Teacup” and told me all about the Craftivist Collective and Climate Rush, two collectives which use craft as a form of activism. I also got given a free zine all about Jesus Son Bryan, which someone gave me because I giggle at it so much! I spent way too much money on some of the zines, the artwork and content of some were just fantastic! They were holding a lot of different workshops. I went to the comic drawing one. I’ve been to a lot of comic workshops, but this is the only one that’s only really made sense to me! A lot have been all about planning your comic, having a story and have it all set out before you start it. I can’t plan things well so this was always problematic. This workshop was much more accessible, it was run by the fantastic Rachel House and Jay Bernard (whose work I recently saw in a magazine and really likes.) This workshop was much more accessible and told us that anyone of any age from anywhere can make a comic about any thing with any materials. It was really exciting and ever since I’ve been drawing away! Rachel House also had a “Feminist Disco” project at the Zine Fest. It was all about getting people to draw feminist’s on cardboard plates and taking them around the country! There was a spray painting workshop run by 2 Aussie girls. I used to do a lot of spray paint work but haven’t for a long time, so it was nice to get back in to it. There was a cross stitch workshop with Lisa Sleeps, who just released an album and cross stitch packs to go with it. She’s now teaching cross stitch across the country to promote her album. It worked! I brought one even though I hadn’t heard her band before!
We went to Lapland with the local international student group, it was a really amazing trip, by the end I didn’t want to leave! On the journey up we stopped in Kemi where there’s a LumiLinna (snow castle), and it’s just magic! Every room is made completely from snow, sculpted into amazing shapes, after the snow sculpting we did I can even more appreciate how fantastic this is! The theme this year was comics, and I’m a massive nerd, so this was amazing for me! It was full of comic and cartoon characters, just fantastic! This is just one of the rooms. There’s even a chapel you can get married in!