The history about Paper Comets and Freckled Minds is this: Ava and I rarely ever interacted in the blogging world, except for the occasional comments every once in awhile. One lazy summer day, the idea of creating a yearbook anthology sort of thing for the 2016 blogging community strolled into my mind. On the day that I was about ready to contact Ava, known for her crazy mad skills in artistic drawing, I received a message from her asking if I would be willing to contribute to her zine.
Great minds think alike, huh?
Both of us decided to collaborate to create a creative hub community, known as Freckled Minds, and since both of us each wanted to do our own little thing, we both created our own zines: hers is Sacred Zine Club (publish date to be determined), focused more towards the visual arts aspect, while I would mainly overlook Paper Comets, the zine focused more towards the word-writing aspect and the idea of artistic vision.
For Paper Comets, roughly fifteen bloggers gathered together to share their artistic talents, and now, we are ready to reveal the final product that has been in the works for over fifteen months!The bloggers (besides the founders) who contributed are: Hannah, Anna, Ava, Bethan, Rose, Mackenzie, Abbie, Rachel, Sophia, Grace, and Autumn.
So many good conversations came from collaborating on this project: Albion, pizza, Brit-ish accents-- these are things that would not make much sense to those who weren't involved in the project. Even those who had to drop out of working on the zine will understand some of these references. It's such a great community-- I am blessed to be working with all my blogging friends.
Our theme for our first issue was words: words that we felt were important to us.
Tell us what you all think! We're constantly looking for contributors, both in the zine and the Freckled Minds site (which, cool fact: I coded and designed), so if you are a female creative mind over the age of fourteen, looking for a platform to cultivate your personal artistic voice, this is a platform that can potentially bring you out to a larger audience! We're expanding out to more electronic mediums: songwriting and film making are a few to name.
If you wouldn't mind, could you possibly provide us feedback using the form below? And if you would like to contribute, visit the link here.
We hope you enjoy the first issue of Paper Comets (and possibly we will see you contribute soon)!
P.S. Kenzie was here, and she likes turtles.