Kia ora, my Friend!
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I hope you enjoy the paid-only Wednesday Weekly creative-collage-inspiration-mash-up. I'm looking forward to sharing some of the cool things I'm doing and have learned in my own artistic practice, especially writing but not just writing. Zine-making, art, bookbinding, sewing, knitting, journaling, and the collision of joy that often follows when we make things with our hands. As I wrote in The Spinoff:
Creating is a rebellion against the futility of the quotidian, against the insult of waste. Art sees beauty everywhere, even in the fire that burned everything down.
I really appreciate your support. The funds support me to write and publish independently, the value of which I cannot overstate.
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