Raise your hand if you have lots of magazines lying around. I'm sure many do. We try various ways to reduce the piles that we never seem to get rid of. I've seen people who tear articles, photos, tutorials, etc. out of magazines, then throw the rest of the magazine in the recycle bin. I've seen people file their magazines in file folders or boxes. I've seen others buy digital magazines, then turn around and print the magazine using printer paper and ink. I've seen people pass their out of date magazines to people like me (which is how I get most of my art related magazines), and I've seen people donate their used magazines to hospital waiting rooms, doctor offices, and the like. But I seldom see people getting rid of every subscription when it expires.
I haven't ordered a magazine in nearly 12 years, so I know it can be done. I DO get a few freebie industry related magazines, but they don't have many photos in them other than test equipment, etc. So when my art friend Kathy brought me a big box of Somerset published magazines a few months back, I was in hog heaven. Today I'm going to recycle a few pages from a couple of those magazines, along with some vintage sheet music to create this entry.
This spread was created in my Coll-aH-ge Too altered book. The song title is Pretty Woman and it was recorded by Roy Orbison in 1964.
According to various web sites, it is a rock song. I really don't remember it (that was before my time), but I somehow thought the genre was country. Regardless, here is my interpretation of Pretty Woman (who is probably as lonely as whoever is serenading her).
For day 15 of 22 I returned to my paper crafting roots and created a collage from two Art Doll Quarterly magazines, computer generated text, and vintage sheet music.
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