Making Art and Video while in Expressive Therapies during the Pandemic. Johnnie writes about painting, lack of travel, and more…
I was depressed, my foot was broken I was in a big clunky boot. I took the opportunity to learn how to be creative while injured. The answer was making Zines!
The Omaha Zine Fest was successful both in selling and trading zines. We made new connections, new ideas, and were energized about making more zines.
Zines are a really exciting creative outlet. I can push myself in both writing and designing pages. There is no right or wrong way to create a zine. There is the act of creating itself.
Making something out of nothing:
Last September I tabled my first ZineCon in Kansas City, Missouri. I was excited because it took submitting an application and being accepted. I had left the Zine Community in Phoenix when we moved to the heartland and I was a little afraid I wouldn’t find the queers and the outcasts in a place where most of the country’s grain is grown.