Monday, February 08, 2010
I'm working on my big zine book journal diary sketchbook thing. It doesn't have a title yet. Sometimes it is fun, and sometimes it is painful. I think it gets painful when I over think things and want it to be the most perfect piece of art I've ever made. That is a goal that is way too lofty, and I need to work on keeping it simple and letting the ideas flow naturally. I work best intuitively, and I need to remember that even when making something as linear as a book.
This photo is of what was page 64, but now it has moved somewhere else... It has also been reworked slightly. If it's too small to see, the text reads, "She carried her journal everywhere she went. Helen, age 17." I used to carry my journal everywhere too, but now I write less and less in it since there is blogger and facebook and twitter and a million other ways to express yourself and record your life online. I collect vintage diaries, scrapbooks, and photo albums. I love to see how people documented their lives before the internet, and I often wonder how different my life and art would be now if it had never been invented. I know I lived (and wrote school papers - ack!) in a time before the internet, but now it is so intrinsically part of our daily lives that it is hard to imagine art and life not being influenced by what we see on these screens.
How would your world be different today if the internet never existed?