• Happy Mail

    Bonus Happy Mail Monday – Big Box Edition

    Happy Mail Monday – again! Today I’m sharing a bonus video because my amazing friend sent me a birthday box full of goodies. Wanderer joins in for a little bit, too.

    As always, thank you for watching!

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    My beautiful friend Jenera: https://www.instagram.com/jenerahealy/

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    My PO Box:

    Jaime Nyx
    PO Box 378
    Murray Bridge, SA 5253
    Australia

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    You Can Find Me At:

    seagreenzines@gmail.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeaGreenZines/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seagreenzines/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/zineninja
    Etsy: https://www.seagreenzines.etsy.com
    Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/seagreenzines
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/seagreenzines

    Want to listen to The Zine Collector Podcast? Find me at: https://shows.pippa.io/thezinecollector

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    And other podcast apps

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    Happy Mail Monday – New Music Edition

    Happy Mail Monday! Today I’m trying out some new music and opening up a heap of awesome mail. There are all kinds of surprises from old friends and new.

    As always, thank you for watching!

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    Thank you to the wonderful people who sent me mail:

    *Real Tioga – https://www.instagram.com/walterinowego/
    *Andrew – https://www.instagram.com/cavedweller71/
    *Keira – https://www.instagram.com/k.huolohan/
    *Paperback Junky – https://www.instagram.com/paperbackjunky/
    *Leah Delacrux – https://www.instagram.com/leahdelacrux/
    *David – http://www.davidlabounty.com
    *Natalie Michelle Watson – https://www.nataliemichellewatson.com

    Other Mentions:

    *Real Tioga Review – https://www.seagreenzines.com/zine-review-real-tioga-vol-7/
    *Molly – https://www.instagram.com/zappixart/
    *Zines A Go Go – https://www.facebook.com/groups/ZinesAGoGo/
    *Paperback Junky on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa_Bj_lFQ5nCbM6flBlKhYA
    *Calls for Submissions on Sea Green Zines – https://www.seagreenzines.com/category/calls-for-submissions/
    *Social Print Studio (nice quality Instagram print pics) – https://www.socialprintstudio.com
    *Xerography Debt – http://www.leekinginc.com/xeroxdebt/
    *Carrie Mercer – https://www.instagram.com/cmercermn/
    *The Zine Collector – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeV1sxXId28&list=PLORbjJcRAiTnp2hZ4DFeTu-IFSoIGiL8S
    *Drongo #1 Review (my 300th review!) – https://www.seagreenzines.com/300th-zine-review-drongo-issue-1/

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    My PO Box:

    Jaime Nyx
    PO Box 378
    Murray Bridge, SA 5253
    Australia

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    You Can Find Me At:

    seagreenzines@gmail.com

    Sea Green Zines: https://seagreenzines.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeaGreenZines/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seagreenzines/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/zineninja
    Etsy: https://www.seagreenzines.etsy.com
    Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/seagreenzines
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/seagreenzines

    Want to listen to The Zine Collector Podcast? Find me at: https://shows.pippa.io/thezinecollector

    Also on:
    Spotify: https://www.spotify.com/
    Pocket Casts: https://play.pocketcasts.com
    Cast Box: https://castbox.fm
    And other podcast apps

  • Happy Mail

    Happy Mail Monday – Hello December Edition

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    Hello, and happy Monday, zine friends!

    This especially chipper hello comes to you courtesy of the proper internet connection I finally have in my home. No more living by expensive mobile data for me! Phew. Happy, happy day.

    And an especially happy day thanks to wonderful mail!

    Hats off to Sober Bob big time. It is no small feat, and yet she keeps on rocking week in and week out. I absolutely love it and am thrilled to be on the $50 Minimum mailing list.

    Yes, I really do love ‘slice of life’ zines. Little (or sometimes big) free zines that give us another chance to connect – as friends, strangers… Whatever it happens to be. <3

    This out of the blue postcard came all the way from Las Vegas! Allysha Webber was so kind to think of me during their travels here and there. A little surprise to make the start of the week that much brighter. 🙂

    Woo! This arrived so quickly. I’m very impressed (and not so sad faced about postage costs – haha). I have had this on my wishlist since I first saw Alex Wrekk post about it on their Instagram. You see, witchcraft is one of a few things I want to learn more about, and this zine popped up as a perfect place to start. The financial stars aligned, and here we are. I’m very excited to start reading it.

    Thank you for the lovely mail, making my little bubble in the world a little brighter. Thank you to everyone who reads and shares in my love for happy mail.

    That’s me for today. I’m not really sure what’s up next. I’m a little exhausted after ZineWriMo and have a lot of catching up to do now with the proper internet connection.

  • Happy Mail

    Happy Mail Monday – Trades Edition

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    Hello and happy (mail) Monday to everyone. It’s my favourite day of the week where I get to share the beautiful bits and bobs that brightened my days by landing in my post box and thank those who were so generous to mail things to me.

    Zine trades! This pack of zine-y goodness comes from Nina in Belgium who has quickly become a regular zine trade partner. ^_^ A little pleasure of mine is being able to get the entire series when I find a zine I like, and I’m slowly trading my way to having all issues of Same Heartbeats.

    Definitely check out her blog – Echo Publishing – because she’s just finished her latest zine Same Heartbeats 12 as a part of ZineWrimo. (And she has so many other zines to check out, too!)

    Thank you for trading with me, Nina!

    How cute is the little bunny?! So adorable.

    This set of three wasn’t a trade and thus was a lovely surprise from Rae in sunny Queensland in Australia. I’m so excited to connect with more Australian zinemakers. (Especially ones who like cute stickers. 😉 ) Rae also happens to be a part of the Hanging Affair zine exhibition, so if you’re in/around Brisbane on December 1st, check it out!

    Thank you, Rae!

    I am slowly working my way through my ‘once I’ve moved’ wishlist, and I am very excited to cross off ‘Trade with Pen Fight Distro‘. It started as ‘order from’ but when I realised that my order would cost just as much as shipping over some zines for a trade, I figured a trade could be just as fun.

    Pen Fight agreed!

    They even threw in this badge that I really love!

    Thank you so much to Pen Fight Distro for trading with me and for everyone who has made my little world bubble a happier space with the mail they send.

    I’ll be back in a tic with ZineWriMo Day 20.

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    Happy Mail Monday – Glorious Pins Edition

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    It’s Happy Mail Monday, and oh what a happy Monday it is! So much fun mail. 🙂

    Pins, glorious pins from Sober Bob! We made a trade, but Bob had to wait for the pins to come in. Obviously, they’ve arrived! I’m so excited. I’ve had eyes for the ‘prepared for nothing’ pin since I first saw it.

    Yay for trades, and yay (and thank you) for Sober Bob!

    Issues 3 and 4 of Lost Projects Zine came as a complete surprise – and came with a sticker and pin!

    If you’re not familiar, Lost Projects zine is:

    This zine is about those lost things, that snarl at you across time and space… the ones that you don’t or won’t let go… those that skew memories and alter self-image and friendliness sharing…

    I love the whole concept of this zine, and I am absolutely thrilled they thought to send me copies of their zine. I’m eager to dig in – and to submit work to future issues!

    Thank you, Lost Projects!

    Latibule Art got in contact with me after reading Don’t Call Me Cupcake 1. We ended up sorting out a big ol’ zine trade (lifeblood of the zine community!), and Latibule included some extras as well!

    Check out those art skills! Colour me envious. 🙂

    Check out that pin! And what a lovely message on it, too.

    Thank you, Latibule Art (not sure it’s okay to share the legal name, so playing it safe)!

    This is a zine from across the big oceans blue from @Cavedweller71. It seems to be a very personal zine, so I’m playing it safe and keeping most of it covered. I apologise if that riles anybody. I want to share all my mail no matter what, so there we go.

    Anyway, thank you to Andrew (aka cavedweller) for sending your zine and such a lovely note to go along with it. 🙂

    What a wonderful week for me and my post box. I am always stunned and grateful for the generosity of everyone who sends me zines and other goodies. ^_^

    That’s me for the moment. I’ll be back soon with ZineWriMo day 13.

  • Happy Mail

    Happy Mail Monday – Late Edition

    Happy Monday, zine friends! I am definitely not awake yet. How about you? It’s really not a good sign here considering that it’s about 8.30pm that I am typing this. Haha.

    I have some gorgeous mail to share with you this week from gorgeous people. I love it!

    This, the 45th issue of The Ken Chronicles, made it into my post box this morning, making it a lovely start to the week. Even lovelier is the story of this zine. I traded a copy of Paper Currency with Ken for The Ken Chronicles 44. Ken noticed that it cost me $9 shipping to send him PC, put the figures into the exchange rate, and told me that it costs me three times more to send him that zine than it cost him to send me his zine.

    I didn’t really think about it (besides my usual shipping grumbles), but he actually did the math! And send me this zine in his wonderful generosity to make up for the difference in shipping. I really can’t thank him enough.

    If you like perzines, then definitely check out Ken Bausert on We Make Zines. He’s a good guy, and there are a lot of things about his zines to enjoy.

    How cute is this zine? The title, the picture of the potato… I am struggling not to use all caps at times here. How am I supposed to get anything done when y’all are sending me zines that I want to read immediately?

    The struggle is so real, and a huge thank you to Keira for sending me Small Potatoes #1 for review!

    Sober Booooooob! We may be a good many weeks into Sober Bob’s weekly zine (way to go on that note, Bob), but I am nothing if not even more excited to see a zine from Bob in the mail. She has me hooked. I’m like a thought vampire. Write mini-zines about your lives and send them to me. They keep me going.

    Thank you, Sober Bob!

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    That’s me for now. I’ll be back soon with today’s daily ZineWriMo post. Woo!

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    Happy Mail Monday: Zine Bliss Edition

    Hello, zine friends! I hope the start of your week is going well and that the weather is fine where you are.

    The weather is all kinds of gorgeous here in this beautiful springtime. It’s so nice to be living in a place quiet enough to hear birdsong! I’m having a hard time focusing on getting anything done. Haha.

    It’s not hard to focus enough to share the lovely mail that has come my way this week, however!

    I couldn’t stop smiling the day this arrived in the mail. I remembered seeing Ashley’s zines at We Make Zines and making a mental note to check them out further. WELL, turns out I really need to write everything down, because I hadn’t gotten in touch with Ashley by the time these zines arrived in my post box. What a wonderful surprise!

    Thank you so much, Ashley. I’ll be replying to your note soon. ^_^

    Woohoo! All the way from the UK. This zine order has been sitting in wishlist land ever since someone told me about Holly Casio’s PCOS zine ‘Joining the Dots’. I figured I’d pop a few more things in my online trolly as well while I was at Holly’s zine shop, and this bundle of goodness arrived today!

    Talk about wanting to drop everything and start reading zines. Hehe.

    Completely unexpected zine mail from the US! At least, I think it’s a zine. Definitions are very flexible in this arena, and it is four unbound, single-sided pages, but you can’t miss the cut and paste visuals. ^_^ There was no note or anything inside, so it’s a very mysterious happy mail arrival. Haha.

    Thank you, Jason!

    Zine goodness from Queensland! Like Ashley, I swear Sober Bob is psychic because I’d seen a few photos that included these zines, and Sober Bob went and sent some to me. We’ve been talking trades and various zine event things, but these were so out of the blue and such a lovely surprise.

    As always, grateful thanks to you Sober Bob.

    And thank you to everyone who makes my post box and my world bubble a brighter, better place by sending me mail. It really is so lovely to open up that post box and see something inside. I’m smiling just posting about it.

    That’s me for today, zine friends. Be sure to check in tomorrow. I have an extra special little something to share with you.

    Until then.

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    Happy Mail Monday: Sneaky Tea Edition

    Hello, zine friends! I hope you’ve had a beautiful start to the week. It’s a bit toasty around these parts, but it is spring after all.

    Now you’re probably wondering how tea can be sneaky, so let’s get into this week’s beautiful zine mail!

    Please don’t let my lack of skill with my camera take away from how gorgeous this card and envelope is. It’s so pretty with so much green!

    Emma from Puddleside Musings was so kind to send me a card to brighten my day as well as help me relax with some tea. There was another packet of tea as well, but I may have already indulged before I took the picture… (What? I like vanilla chai. Hehe.)

    This sneaky tea is sneaky because usually customs gets really cranky and sends me mean letters when people send me tea (Australia says no to tea – go figure), but these two came through! They did open the envelope, the cheeky people, but the tea managed to arrive in my post box safe and sound.

    Therefore, I have dubbed them sneaky teas – but not so sneaky that they can escape me. (I’m looking at you, cinnamon tea!)

    Thank you so much to Emma who sent me such lovely mail all the way from Ireland. It made my day and was relaxing as well.

    That’s me for today! I have something a little different for you all tomorrow, so be sure to come back and check it out. Until then!

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    Happy Mail Monday: Wonderful Friends

    Hello, zine friends! Welcome to another Happy Mail Monday where I share the wonderful snail mail goodness that has come my way in the past week.

    I must admit I nearly missed today because it’s a public holiday here in South Australia, so this quiet town I’m in is especially quiet. However, wonderful friends have sent wonderful mail, so how can I not be in the spirit to share?

    I was pouting a bit on Twitter about moving out of Victoria mere weeks before the Tonerpalooza 2 – especially because I wanted a super cute YES pin (which I thought was a sticker but am super pleased is a pin) by @yippywhippy. Well Apples very generously volunteered to stop in and pick one up for me!

    Even better, she surprised me with a zine – fresh made by her friend on the day of sending. How nice is that? A very happy little package indeed. Many, many thanks to Apples for her help – and to Avery for the zine!

    Just in case anyone noticed the fuzz in the background of the picture, yes, Asimov wanted to get in on the photo session.

    This isn’t zine-related mail, but I figure happy mail is happy mail, right? I want to share it all!

    A friend of mine went to Japan recently, and she picked up some goodies for me! The ninja and Totoro letter sets are super cute – and of course the little fox (something says fox rather than cat, but I’m not sure) is too. The glint of gold is a bookmark from a Miyazaki film I’m not familiar with (but will now definitely search out), and the other packs are origami paper.

    There is a gorgeous notebook on the right, which is so cool not only in and of itself but also because I’ve wanted to teach myself Japanese style book binding for ages. Then we have the Snoopy (squee!) pencil case! I’m not ‘into’ Charlie Brown on the whole, but I always loved Snoopy because he was always writing a novel (like me as a kid). Hehe.

    Though she likely won’t see this post, thank you to my friend M for thinking of me on her wonderful holiday!

    PS. There was also Pocky in the package, but… well, I love Pocky and ate them before I got to taking pictures. Oopsie.

     

    That’s all the mail goodness for me this week. I am in the midst of unpacking boxes and organising my new office space, so if you have any favourite organisation tips, websites, or the like, please leave a comment! I’m feeling a little overwhelmed over here at the moment.

    May your week ahead be beautiful, and the birdsong be lovely.

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    Happy Mail Monday – Last Bendigo Edition

    Hello, zine friends! I hope you all are doing very well.

    Today is my last Happy Mail Monday in my current place of residence. Not my last Monday – but more on all that good stuff in my ‘what’s happening’ post tomorrow. Today is for celebrating the awesome happy mail that has come my way!

    The first bit of lovely happy mail is a set of three mini-zines from Graham all the way over in England! These were a trade set up back in International Zine Month. I’m so glad they arrived, as I was a little bit worried they’d get lost in the mail redirect. You can’t tell very well in the picture, but they even arrived in their own mini-zine-sized plastic pocket! I must get myself some of those. What a great way to add a little protection for your zines. I already love the cream-coloured paper, too. I’m eager to check them out.

    Thank you, Graham!

    Zines from Belgium! This gorgeous zine assortment came from Jessica Maybury who has my favourite Twitter handle ever @codenamewallaby. These zines came as yet another wonderful IZM zine swap. I really need to put out more calls to swap more often because I’m having so much fun with them.

    Thank you, Jess!

    Last we have a gorgeous assortment of zines that I am so excited about from the one and only Nina from Echo Publishing. Nina and I worked out a trade, and I had the opportunity to pick these five awesome zines from Nina’s awesome catalogue of zines. (Check it out! There are so many!) Of course I had to pick ‘In Movement’ for one because of my current (soon to be ending, thank goodness) moving house woes. I can’t thank Nina enough for this trade, and I look forward to another soon!

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    You all know by now how much I absolutely adore mail coming my way – especially zine mail. The happy mail this week were all trades, but expecting the mail doesn’t make it any less lovely. Things have been really rough over the past week, which makes me appreciate not only all the gorgeous mail but the wonderful, supportive comments so nice, too. It’s easy to get distracted by the disco lights of my own pity party, and all this makes things feel so much better.

    Thank you all!

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