Friday, April 22, 2011

Newspaper Blackout

I was reading a garden blog and Pam, the writer, mentioned the writer/artist Austin Kleon. Well, I went to check out what he was up to. I must say it is interesting and addicting. He is a very thoughtful writer. He also likes to write poems by blacking out words in newspapers. He blacks out all except the words creating the poem. You just have to go there and have a peek at what he does.

In the mean time I am having lots of fun doing something similar. I don't get a newspaper but I have lots of magazines that I can create with.  Here are my first ones. I have taken to putting them into my journal on the rough side of the watercolor paper that I don't especially like to paint on. FUN.
I hope when you click to make it larger you can read the print. I had to scan it to get a picture to post.

10 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

That is a fun and interesting way to find art in the everyday. Love it!

Julie said...

I had seen this guys blog! Pretty neat! I love how you are doing it with an artsy flare! Very cool, Lisa!!! Can't wait to see more by you!!!

Teri C said...

It is very interesting Lisa and I love the rest of the decorated page. I did something like this in an ATC group; we cut words out to make the poem and pasted them down and decorated them. You may want to try that also.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Interesting idea. I need to go check him out. How fun to find something new and different to do.

studio lolo said...

wow, how cool is that! I don't need one more distraction though. maybe I'll try it down the road. I love yours!

Happy Easter♥

Mim said...

What a great idea - I'll have to go check out his blog.

Q said...

Very creative!
I am doing found art too. When I go walking I often find fun bits of this and that.
Happy Easter.
Happy creating.
Sherry

Lynn said...

These are great, and looks like fun. Can see how it could become addicting. Might have to try it myself. ;-))

Katiejane said...

This is really cute, Lisa! What a fun idea. Leaves a lot of blacked out space, but still it would be fun.
Okay, I'm off to look at that artist's blog now.

steviewren said...

Fun idea. I like that you took up the challenge. And it's a fun way to recycle the paper in our lives.