The Little Things is an A6 black print (mostly) on blue paper zine about mental health and self-care techniques.
If you’ve been reading here for a while, you know I love a good self-care zine, and Lily really takes it to a new level in The Little Things.
The zine starts off with an introduction to self-care and how a suggestion from a psychologist helped to create this visual self-care list. This isn’t a text-only list, however. Each self-care suggestion is given its own page, but more than that, they all come with a drawing as well to illustrate the list item.
Lily’s art style is very realistic and detailed. There are so many little things that made me smile as I looked through. The Sailor Moon drawing in ‘Drawing for Myself’ and the roses on the teacup in ‘Drinking Tea’… The suggestions are good in and of themselves, but the art adds a different dimension. I feel calmer and in a nicer space just paging through and looking at the pictures.
When I finished this zine, I realised how much I liked the details included in the introduction of how this zine came to be. Whether intended or not, this has inspired me to make a list of my own.
If you’re interested in self-care and/or an artist you may not be familiar with, I recommend checking out this zine.