Sunday, April 30, 2017

Zines

Z is for zines, minizines to be precise. MMSA occasionally has  a minizine swap challenge. A minizine is a zine made from a single sheet. You can see how this works here.

The theme was 'For the love of chocolate'.



The ones I created didn't scan very well because I used a lot of metallic chocolate packaging. I should have photographed them. Here are a couple of images from the MMSA site.






And here are a few pages from the beauties that came in from Mary, Trudy and bonus ones from Honi.






My favorite is the poem zine from Joanne.









And there it is, the end of the A-Z challenge, my first time participating. Feel free to celebrate with me by enjoying some chocolate.

I learned that there are too many blogs out there to read them all. I also learned the ins and outs of leaving a comment, from the very easy, to the sometimes bewilderingly challenging - almost like some people don't want you to leave a comment! Not to mention having to do the image captcha thingy every now and again to prove I am a human...

What did you learn from your A-Z challenge?

Did you learn anything from my A-Z challenge?

24 comments:

  1. I learned that you are much more artistic than me.These chocolate zines are most disturbing as I'm not meant to eat things like those shown.

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    1. That's rough, Bob. I am a sucker for chocolate, particularly Cadburys, and I'd really struggle if it was off the menu.

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  2. Hi Phillip - there's always a few hoops to go through ... if they are too difficult I give them a miss. I agree with Bob - you and your co-envelope swappers are very creative ...

    I think some chocolate might be a good idea ... but glad I came after Bob ... so he doesn't crave!

    I don't think this is something I'm going to get entangled with ... but can see the attraction ... amazing! Congratulations on finishing off with a Zine or two - Cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/z-is-for-zebra-zoo-and-zedland.html

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. It's a bit early here for chocolate (even I have my limits). Maybe later.

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  3. Interesting to make a zine from one sheet of paper. I will have to follow your link. I cannot imagine chocolate toothpaste!
    http://findingeliza.com/archives/23192

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  4. I learned about all those neat zines. Since I'm allergic to chocolate, your images are all I'll ever have. Find me here. LINK

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    1. Great! Oh, I would have a rough time if I became allergic to chocolate.

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  5. love that chocolate poem from Joanne.

    from the a-z challenge, I learned not to fret when you don't get visitors, okay, maybe I didn't learn that...let's pretend that I did.

    have a lovely day.

    ~ my Z post - Zodiac ~

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    1. My philosophy is that if I'm blogging to get visitors (and I'm not a business), then I'm doing ti for the wrong reasons.

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  6. That poem zine is divine.
    Now, how do I resist your prompt to go on a chocolate spree? This month of sitting and writing has made me gain a few blogger buddies (very welcome) and a lot of extra pounds (not welcome at all!)
    Congratulations for completing your first A to Z.
    I enjoyed stopping by here.
    Z is for Zagreb and Zindagi

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    1. I'm glad you blogged, though, despite the side effects.

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  7. The zine- and chocolate-lover in me is delighted with this post. Congratulations on your first A-to-Z completion win - I hope you'll be joining future ones as well. There are always new blogs to find and new friends to me and lots of fun to be had.

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    1. Thanks - I'll definitely consider it next year.

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  8. Chocolate is a solution for so much, eh!

    Great job on the AtoZchallenge. Well done!

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  9. Those are cool! I learned that I can blog :) Seriously before the A to Z I had written maybe 15 posts over a 4 year period and nothing at all since 2014. So this was a lot of fun (with a small bit of what-have-I-gotten-myself-into!! thrown in). I still have a lot to learn but I feel up to the challenge now.

    Congratulations on a successful A to Z!

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador | Zoo - I live in one!

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    1. Nice work on getting back into blogging in a serious way this month.

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  10. Mmmmmm now I want chocolate. I especially liked the poem. I have enjoyed your series this month and look forward to stopping by from time to time to see the various art you share.

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    1. Thanks - glad you enjoyed the posts.

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  11. Mmmm... the thought of chocolate in toothpaste and soap.

    Clever use of Z for your posts. Congratulations on completing the challenge! I've enjoyed your posts, but after seeing all your artwork, I realize my mail is awfully dull. But any letter via snail mail is better than no letter at all, right?

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Zagnut

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    1. I agree - anything that isn't a bill or a flier is great.

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  12. Did you really celebrated with chocolate? ;)

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    1. There may have been some chocolate consumed that day...

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