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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Subliminal Messages

Sorry for the lack of presence on the blog over the last few weeks. There are a few things to blame for that. But most recently, it's because I spent a long weekend in Austin, Texas with my old internship friend, Jenni.

(There's more about our friendship here and here.)

I'll write more about my visit later, going into more detail about some of the things I did. For now, I wanted to share a few magazine scrap collages I assembled while I was there.




I used to do little magazine scrap collages in postcard form all the time, and send them to people. Jenni kind of brought me back into the habit. Since we were on completely different sleep cycles during the trip, I tended to keep myself busy making these and writing in my journal in the mornings until she got up and we went out exploring.

I'm not sure how a couple of these came out so dark. I just started cutting out things that looks fun or interesting and started assembling them, and obscure statements about feminism and greed are what I got.

There was one magazine in particular that had so many pictures of ladies with vacuum cleaners. It was wild. So I assembled those photos like they were all sucking one another. Haha.

I made the Texas one just for a little more balance. I don't think any of these are worth hanging up or framing, but I thought they were at least something worth sharing.

Overall, I found these to be a nice fun, easy, creative outlet to fill some time, that I might continue to do here at home.

PS, for a sneak peek of some of my Austin adventures, check out my Instagram feed!


  1. These are so cool! What a fun idea to pass the time.

    1. Thanks! I'm hoping to do it more often.

  2. What a cool idea. I am glad you had fun in Austin! I would love to visit Austin... I actually might get stuck blindly moving there in a few years after my husband finishes his degree. Adventures...


    1. You should consider doing that! It's a pretty rad place.

  3. You underrate yourself. These are amazing art! Business idea worthy.

    1. Ha, thanks! I'll keep that in mind.

  4. Oooh this is the kind of hobby I like :) No need to actually draw the images myself ;)