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Free Art Friday - Zines

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Free Art Friday - Zines
Swap Coordinator:maggiepond (contact)
Swap categories: Zines 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.70
Last day to signup/drop:February 20, 2014
Date items must be sent by:February 27, 2014
Number of swap partners:1

Free Art Friday is a movement where you'll take create a small piece of art and put it in a public place on a Friday for anyone to take.

In this swap, you will send one of your own zines to one partner.

A zine is homemade self-published miniature magazine that has pretty much anything you want inside. (There are tons of tutorials on how to fold them.) Zines are also usually a photocopy of the original.

The zine can be on any subject as long as it's FAMILY FRIENDLY, but try to make it something anyone would want to read/look through. It can be any size, but the standard is 8 sheets from one page.

Once you've received a zine from your partner, take a copy of one of your own. Put both zines in a baggie labeled "Free Art Friday - This is for You!" Put a note inside requesting the receiver to take a picture and post it on the Free Art Friday Facebook wall. On a Friday, put the baggie in any public place. (You may want to do it inside because of the weather.) Examples: park bench, library desk, coffee shop, etc. I would not recommend the floor/ground because it is likely to get thrown away.

The Free Art Friday portion of this swap won't play into the rating, it's just a fun post-swap activity.

Your partner may want to keep a copy of your zine too keep as well as the one he/she gives away. Know that your zine may be copied once without your permission.

This is a regional USA only swap.

I am happy to angel if necessary, but I hope it won't be!

If you have any questions, please ask below. Hopefully this isn't too confusing.


kiki95816 02/13/2014 #

I love Free Art Friday. There is a Facebook page called of course Free Art Friday. I drop off Art each Friday around the city I live in or if I am in another city. Always ask them to please enjoy the free art and if they would not mind to take a pic of it and post it on the Face Book site. I will look for a tutorial on how to make zine before I sign up.. Love the idea.

maggiepond 02/13/2014 #

Oh, that's great! Do you mean to write on the baggie to please post the pic of Facebook? Or to instruct the people in the swap to post the pic themselves?

kiki95816 02/18/2014 #

I leave a note in the baggie and ask them to take a pic of them holding the art and where they found it. On Valentine's day I made a bunch of Valentines as well as a few friends did and dropped them off around Sacramento and Chico CA area. I dropped mine off at a senior center and the looks of people when they found them were priceless. It was random act of kindness week so it was fun to just be random and kind. A friends valentine which she left on a bench, someone shared it on the Michaels Craft Store twitter... was awesome.

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