Every day I seem to get a lot of junk mail and magazines I’m sure I never ordered. I used to throw it all away without even thinking about it until I learned about blackout poetry. I first came across a TED talk by Austin Kleon talking about this so I bought his book, Newspaper Blackout. It totally changed how I look at text, particularly magazines but really, anything and everything can be your victim. All you need is a black marker. It’s fun creating things for friends too. These are some of my blackout poems.
(You’re lucky to experience Love. This is Life.)
(Travel to me is diversity in which nature is prepared by consistent spirit.)
(Diego & Jerry Lynn at their marriage dancing.) I used the actually wedding invitation to make a card with a photo I took at the wedding. I wrote a personal note on the flap and mailed it back to them.
Until next time, “Be Inspired to Create!” #bi2c ~Maria