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Welcome to the fungi zine! This zine was created especially for Moriah and revolves around mushrooms. It was a tricky but fun theme to work with, definitely different to our usual topics which tend to be a little more widespread.
Original Zine Squad: Katie, Vanessa & Myself
Guest Ziner: Alicia


I think this double spread is a mix of Vanessa (left hand side) and Katie (right hand side). I added the text to the left and the lines around Katie's drawing on the right. 



My page of fungi words on the left as well as my lines spurting out from Alicia's mushrooms on the right



My mushroom gathering and lines on the left



I added this random fungi pattern and text to the back cover

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Make sure to check out everyone's blog or Instagram today to see the whole zine!



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You can find all of our other zines here and to see sneak peeks and progress shots, follow @zinesquad on instagram!

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To learn more about zine squad, how we started and how we co-ordinate the process, listen to our podcast episode on how she creates here

ZINE SQUAD | FUNGI

It feels good to be blogging again! Creating again! My blog and art have taken a back seat since June, when I found out that I wasn't just bloated and "developing travel sickness", but actually pregnant.


I could become very introspective and say that my art usually has an abundance of energy in it and as I felt myself lacking in energy, creating didn't come easily or we could go very matter of fact and just say that morning sickness is awful (for me, anyways) and all I could do to lie around the house feeling sorry for myself. 

I did find myself itching for creative outlets though, wanting to document my pregnancy thus far through art. Which brings me to this blog post. At 20 weeks pregnant, I feel like I can reflect on the last few months and start to look forward to the remaining ones left. I plan to try and do this through my art so watch this space!


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I have no idea or expectations of how my creative practise will continue to change during my pregnancy and motherhood, but I know that it is an outlet I crave so will try to carve out time for it and just lean into this new stage of life!


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LIFE LATELY | AUTUMN 2018

My first pages for the current season of Get Messy - Story - were all made in a hotel room, whilst I was in Chicago for a work trip. I had a great day out with a friend and fellow get messian, Katie. We went to the art institute of Chicago and then onto Blicks art store! I brought all of these cool new art supplies that I just couldn't wait to try out. So me, jet lag and my new art supplies spent an evening with MTV, just creating and playing


New supplies - neo color crayons, coloured pencils and a new set of tombows (my favourite)











I think I heard this on a show or advert and loved the dramatic nature of it!



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GET MESSY 2018 | STORY-01

At the end of April, Mark and I spent a week inter railing through Eastern Europe. It was a great adventure and a cool (as well as pretty cheap!) way to see new places. This post is a rough itinerary of where we went and what we did with my thoughts on each place we visited.

I created a 1SE (1 second every day) video of our adventure too. After making one for our latest visit to Japan, I had well and truly fallen for the format! It is such an interesting way to document moments...



BUDAPEST
Our first stop was Budapest and we arrived to a glorious sunny city. Budapest was a place I had wanted to visit for many years and it did not disappoint! Highlights being; the ruin bars, street art everywhere and the cemetery we visited on our last day. We stayed in the heart of the Jewish quarter and didn't feel the need to venture further than it.



 


 
  




VIENNA
Vienna was a surprise as it turned out to be our favourite destination. Architecturally stunning, impeccably well kept and the most decadent pastries on every corner.









BRATISLAVA
From Vienna we took a day trip to Bratislava. It was like walking into a fairy tale land directed by Wes Anderson. Turrets, pastels and cobbled streets..!





PRAGUE
Once I had gotten over all of the "LADS OF PRAGUE" I really enjoyed the city. It was probably the most historically stunning of all the places we visited, but also the most touristic - especially with British stag parties. I would suggest avoiding the old town (yes, beautiful but also full of massage parlours and dirt cheap alcohol) and concentrate on the other areas of the city. We stayed next to Cafe Central which was a great little spot near the park and bridges.  








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My upcoming adventures include both the USA and Europe! I will post snippets of the trips on Instagram and full overviews on my blog. For more travel info and inspiration, check out my travel tag here

AN ADVENTURE THROUGH EUROPE | 2018