I'm an interdisciplinary artist in Winnipeg. My work is pretty much always about feelings.
Interested in quiet, soft (both literally and not) forms of feminist practice, unicorns, and TMI.

tinyletter

Lately there has been a resurgence in interest in early internet online journals and diaries. I started a Livejournal in 2001 and boy is it difficult to read (I signed in for the first time in ages a couple weeks ago), but some people really have a nostalgia for that time. I have a hard time separating my high school experience from the “thing” of the online journal. Anyway, meandering through that nostalgia, I found out about Tinyletter, an email newsletter service, which people are using to send very personal correspondences. I really like this idea: The zine can be so time consuming and my fear for most humans makes it difficult to distribute them, especially to strangers. I will still make physical zines, but this is a great addition, I think. Less pressure, I guess, and I’m dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century (although this reminds me of early internet, too, my favourite). The online journal days were a lot different than how blogging works. With LJ, I never had someone in a conversation say, “I know, I read that on your blog.” There was more of a community and I didn’t feel so exposed. Anyway, we’ll see where this goes.

If you’d like, sign up for my tinyletter, Replacement Budgie. The letters won’t be more frequent than once a month.

  1. Jun 1, 2015 2:43 pm

    ohhhh Live Journal. I don’t think I’ll go looking for my old one.

    • Jun 1, 2015 3:14 pm

      @Jessie's Money

      It’s dangerous! I regret it.