i showed my barber this doodle so he’d have an idea what i wanted my hair to look like. success!
HELL it’s been a real slow summer in terms of art stuff and ugh don’t you just ever look at your sketchbook and think fuck all this shitty shit— like you know the only way out is to fucking draw, okay, but you just can’t bring yourself to do it. and it’s weird because there are moments when i’m so pumped think OH MY GOD I’M NEVER GETTING ART BLOCK AGAIN but it happens. the thing is, it’ll always happen. the fears are real and it’s a struggle to keep from feeding them sometimes. i dunno. basically i spent my summer NOT doing art like i imagined myself i would because i got so fucking bored with it and now i’m crawling my way back into habit again. i think it’s been a good break and sometimes that’s needed. i think i just needed to lay off it for awhile and just remember to look and take the world in. i dunno. anyway, aren’t you excited it’s september? where did the year go, eh?
i rambled. i hope everyone is doing okay.
okay seriously mang what’s the deal with celery and peanut butter. growing up i read at least three stories with characters eating them. i’ve always wondered what they’d taste like and tried them finally this afternoon. it was a total letdown. like, i thought it’d taste gross or whatever but i guess it was underwhelming at best. two strong flavors that ended up tasting like nothing? kinda liked the texture though. maybe if i added honey or sesame seeds it’d taste better.
at the start of 2014 my pal soen and i decided to make the most out of every time mercury is in retrograde by making a project together. the fruit of the first retrograde is a split-zine, hell yeah! it’s called there’s so much greatness behind the hurt curtain / behind the hurt curtain there’s so much greatness (hope ya saw what we did there, haha!) it contains writing that we did on our own and writing we did together from prompts.
in my end, behind the hurt curtain, i write about jealousy, healing, monsters, rivers, the strong undercurrent of love and loss.
and according to soen:
there’s so much greatness is about the magic in uncovering my own chinese history and connecting to the magic all around me.
there’s so much greatness behind the hurt curtain / behind the hurt curtain there’s so much greatness is 32 quarter letter-sized pages, black & white. copies are $2 in canada and usa, $3 internationally. shipping is included!
we accept paypal at email@example.com. or $$$ in person if you live anywhere around toronto or vancouver! have questions? please feel free to email me, keet (firstname.lastname@example.org) or soen (email@example.com). woop! ♥
what i’m doing right now: assembling a bunch of sampler zines for my shoppe!
I’m reading a few zines of yours trying to get inspired to write my own but it’s hard :(
omg. but i know this feel tho. writing zines have been extra trying for me lately. it just brings up so many weird questions. i just finished an attempt at one after a looong rusty while. i miss having zines as a regular part of my art projects.