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    This Is Not Art Zine Fair 2010 #1

    This is Not Art Festival flew into town this week and left again in the blink of an eye! On Sunday we had a stall at the zine and maker fair, I love this fair and have had a stall at the last four fairs. This is one of my favourite markets to do and attend, people are so appreciative of your creativity, the vibe is awesome and I love chatting and spending my money with other craftsters and zinesters. 

    On Saturday I also had another market and I overheard a lady at my stall say to her friend 'How ridiculous, any one can do this, not very creative,' She was talking about my up-cycled skirts that I hand screenprint on. I wish that I was a little smarter and quick witted, I would have given her a lashing of my acid tongue. I was too shocked to have a comeback.

    The zine fair was a refreshing end to the weekend, everyone that visited my stall had nice things to say and understood process and the time it takes to create something unique.

    I spent all my pocket money on Zines on Sunday... no regrets here!  See some of my lovely purchases below.

    Chicks with Horses - by David Puckeridge

    The crotch grabbing boganista's in Your guide to Dealing with Teenagers with Alcohol By Nicholas Burns


    Vinnies -'Blue Ribbon Special' By Vanessa Berry -

    Another zine by Vanessa Berry and illustrated by Leigh Rigozzi. The time you were in Paris.

    Grunted Warning # 1,2,3 by Stratu

    i'll post some more in the next few days after I've had a chance to read them all.

    In the meantime head on over to Bird in the Hand Zine Shop and buy some goodies (there's free postage on orders over $40.00!) Or if your in Newcastle head to the Bird in the hand Shop - 100a King Street, Newcastle. They're open Thursday - Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Bird in the Hand is part of the the Renew Newcastle Initiative.