My First Zine

My kids generate seemingly endless mountains of artwork.  They are always doodling and always making my house a complete disaster.  While I love their creations, I have yet to find a good way to organize and store everything so that we can actually enjoy it later – until now!

I am currently taking a Skillshare class called “Making Your First Zine: From Idea to Illustration” by Kate Bingaman-Burt.  I highly recommend Skillshare for all sorts of crafty/design wisdom and this particular class was really inspiring.  For the class project, I decided to create a themed, mini collection zine to display some of my daughter’s monster illustrations as well as her stories and/or descriptions for each masterpiece.  I scanned and shrunk the artwork, doodled/typed the descriptions in my daughter’s words and created a small, organized keepsake that I will treasure for years to come!  I can’t tell you how excited I am about this.  My initial project was super tiny but I think that I could create 1/2 or even 1/4 sheet zines in the future that would be perfect to organize, consolidate, store and share my kids’ artwork.  Each one could have a different theme- like silly animals, Christmas or even one for each year.

Here is the cover of my project:

Monster Maker Zine

You can check out the full project on my Skillshare page!  I can’t wait to create more!!!!