As you may know, I suffered from tendinitis for a good 2 months of the beginning of 2011 and was unable to use my hand at all. Creatively it was very stifling, and then it hit me: I was still able to use a computer and had become fairly competent with the mouse, why not make some digital art!? My mail art production finally began again as I made things for friends on-screen. The results were so fantastic that I was inspired to take finally take the plunge into the world of zines. With friends from my BFA days who create zines regularly, I’ve always admired zines’ charm and delivery of information and images. I had interest in making one, but just never knew where to start; tendinitis gave me the shove I needed. The zine is titled mountains made of fur, and is based loosely on the idea that ‘mountains are more than just rocks and trees; they are a part of the beings who roam their surface.’ My practice explores human/animal/environment relationships and I also have a fascination with the texture of fur. It is just a little photocopied zine, but is still filled with enough awesomeness to make me beam with pride (like a set of stickers for example). It’s printed in a limited edition of 50, and I have already traded over a third of them. I plan to send a zine to each of my mail art friends in their next replies, but if we aren’t mail art pen pals AND you are interested in owning one of my zines, I would be more than happy to trade. I will send a zine to the first 10 people who leave a comment on this post, in exchange for a postcard, drawing, photo or any other small trinket that they feel is worthy of an exchange. Can’t wait to distro them all into the big, bad world. Alright…. who wants one?