The “Unsolicited” Edition :: Issue #285, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking shit out of it.”

–  Cheryl Strayed

Rusty's Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by Rusty Blazenhoff

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #285 :: The “Unsolicited” Edition :: 09:23:2020


Today I am 50 years old. You know what they call women who have entered elderhood? Crones! You know what Crones do? They impart wisdom! Take a seat, kiddies. Today I have 50 bits of wisdom for you. It’s my birthday but you get the prezzies!

Okey dokey, here we go…

1. ​There’s a big difference between being childlike and childish. Embrace the former. The latter? Grow up already!

2. Seriously though, knowing your inner child’s strengths and weaknesses will help you along. When are you most in your creative flow? What makes you throw a fit? Personally, I think I’m at my creative best when my inner 10- to 12-year-old is in charge. (Let’s not talk about my inner 3-year-old takes over.)

3. ​Get comfortable with chores because you’ll be doing dishes and laundry until the end of (your) time. (I suggest investing in a decent vacuum. I have a Miele.)

4. ​​The best part about being an artist is seeing the potential in everything and everyone. It’s also the worst part.


Rusty Blazenhoff,
Creative Crone
P.S. I need to make time for some personal projects. So, starting in October, Rusty’s Electric Dreams will become a bi-weekly publication, meaning it will go out every other week! 

As seen on the Internets

RBG-inspired collars

Glad to see the spirit of Cacophony is alive and well in San Francisco!
photos by David Eberle
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:: via

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:: Rabbit hole: What’s an industry secret in the field you work in?

:: This one dog hilariously “ruins” every photo they’re in

:: Long read: Chicken John went to Disney World and lived to tell about it

:: Music video: Rachel Lark‘s “The World’s Really F*cked But This Show Will Be Pretty Good”

Featured Events

[9/26] I could tell you why Fairyland needs to have a big, flashy, star-studded fundraiser hosted by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal (you know, the Blindspotting guys). Instead, I simply ask that you watch it. It’s a virtual event and registration is both free and simple. Starts at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday and goes until 8. REGISTER RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND. PLEASE, AND THANK YOU.

Ten years old

This is who I work for. Ten-year-old me! 

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