Encuentro # 2

Encuentro # 2 is ready (and already made it’s debut at the NYC Feminist Zine Fest back in march)! Yes, this post is way overdue 🙂

It was one of the most challenging printing experiences I’ve had to date. However, I learned so much about the printing process, my limits, and strengths. Most importantly I found how to make time to create, and finally printed at home for the first time. Needless to say, I’m proud of this issue.

I was a lot more successful at merging the image and text than I was with Encuentro #1, but it’s an ongoing challenge. Due to the size and format of Encuentro # 2 I didn’t get as in depth as I would have liked. Some things to consider on the next issue would be: 1-changing the format to one that’s more suitable to a large amount of text or 2-finding ways to communicate using less text.

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Creative baking

I still have a long way to go before I can support myself financially through art, but I can do it through baking. Luckily there are ways for me to merge the two. These are some mini chocolate mousse pies that I made for Pi Day at The Treats Truck Stop Cafe. I made everything that goes into the pie: crust, mousse, whipped cream-even the chocolate pi signs! And of course I have to say that this wouldn’t have been so beautiful without the art direction of Andi Carpenter.

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