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How to tell your friends you love them by making a tiny tiny zine

Artist Karla Monterrosa is showing you how to express your love using only a single sheet of white paper.

Artist Karla Monterrosa is showing you how to express your love using only a single sheet of white paper

Karla Monterrosa and her zine. (CBC Arts)

Let's face it, expressing feelings is kind of frightening. But with illustrator and animator Karla Monterrosa leading the way, it's possible to make your giant emotions into something that will fit in the palm of your hand and not at all scare away your intended. We've introduced you to Monterrosa before — here she is illustrating some of the more poignant and embarrassing moments that go along with having a human body — but now, she's going miniature to make a zine that tells her favourite friend that she loves her.

Watch the video:

Artist Karla Monterrosa is showing you how to express your love using only a single sheet of white paper. 1:55

In this video, made by filmmaker Joella Cabalu, you'll find out how a single sheet of underwhelming 8.5x11 paper can become a magical missive of affection directed toward the friend, colleague, teammate, neighbour or complete stranger of your choosing. Have fun!

Karla Monterrosa's zine. (CBC Arts)

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About the Author

Lise Hosein

Lise Hosein produces video content for CBC Arts. Before that, she was an on-air arts reporter at JazzFM91, an interview producer at George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and a PhD candidate in visual culture. When she's not at her CBC Arts desk she's sometimes an instructor at OCADU and is quite terrified of bees.

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