I made this page for the August 2012 issue of German art scrap magazine, Die Scrapperin.
I got creative with the "graffiti" theme because attempts to make actual graffiti on a page failed miserably- an inability to draft letters and draw are some of the reasons I got into scrapbooking after all.
I'm really drawn to artists who add hand-made lettering and paint to their pages so I decided to cheat a little on my first try.
Here is the result:
The photos are of some stenciled posters which were everywhere in my neighborhood last summer.
Most of the empty lots where I live have now disappeared- walls that used to display colorful posters and graffiti are gone.
I'm sure most people welcome the change.
Most of what went up was scrawled names and badly rendered drawings of naked women anyway.
But occasionally something went up that made me stop and stare like I was in a museum.
I'll miss those moments.
The spotless and impersonal building lobbies that have replaced the walls have no art or style at all.
|One of the last empty walls in my neighborhood. |
Good thing? Maybe
I tend to think life is more fun with some color in it.
It really made me stop and think.
I berate my abilities and worry about my "next step" too much.