The ICE Queen Zine is authored and maintained by Jen Cushman and Karen Michel, both mixed media artists who are also part of ICE Resin Susan Lenart Kazmer. Jen runs the company’s education and marketing division and Karen is the company’s website creator and developer. The two of us take turns handling the company’s social media with this blog, our ICE Resin Susan Lenart Kazmer Facebook Fan site, our Flickr group and Twitter.

Susan Lenart Kazmer Necklace

You know that old saying, “Two heads are better than one.” Ain’t it the truth? Now that we have two creative brains to put together, we’ve developed a plan to for a fun, interactive and inspirational mixed media art Zine. We truly hope to build a community of like minded art enthusiasts.

Beginning next week (Feb. 21st) we invite you to stop by the ICE Queen Zine for a dose of weekly themes and topics.

Karen Michel Journal

Karen begins the week on Mondays with Inspirational Mondays, a visual compilation of imagery that makes her heart sing and inspires her when she’s making her beautiful artwork in her studio.

Ask the ICE Queen Tuesdays is when Jen will publish answers to real questions that come into our website regarding ICE Resin.

Each Wednesday, we’ll bring you images from the SLK (Susan Lenart Kazmer) Creative Team. These ladies have been designing with us for nearly two years now. Each are working artists and teachers, as well as experts in using ICE Resin.

Thursdays are our Real People Real Jewelry day of the week where you will see some quirky photos SLK and Jen took last year during a trip to Seattle Pike’s Market where we grabbed interesting people off the street and asked them to wear some of Susan’s pieces and pose for photographs. As we’re out and about teaching, we’ll continue our Real People Real Jewelry campaign with an always-exciting line up of characters.

Jen Cushman Cast Button Necklace

Flickr Fridays are going to be some fun as you, the readers, join in on our blog by adding photos of your work to our ICE Resin Susan Lenart Kazmer Flickr Group. Jen will be picking images from the week’s entries and publishing them every Friday here on the Zine. To participate and read the rules, check out our new Flickr group. This is a great chance to have your work featured, with a link to your blog or website.

Some future additions include Q&A Saturdays of Guest Artist Profiles, where we’ll feature many of our amazing art friends, along with links to their blogs and websites. Soon, we’ll also be debuting Susan Sundays where the Queen of Cold Join Connections herself will check in on a regular basis to provide updates on her company, her work or even post something just plain fun and crazy like sharing inspirational images from her iPhone.

Here’s wishing everyone a truly Artful day!