Monday, June 28, 2010

The therapy of magazine cutting

I collected articles about Travels when I was in school ~ I still love traveling

I collected articles & pasted them in my diary when I started work ~ I need motivational/encouragement

And now, I collect images (ephemera) for journal play ~ I need retreat section


1) Find inspiration throughout the process
2) Calm my mind & nourish my soul (sometimes hurt my back)
3) To save more room ( messy art room)
4) Revived those pretty images under the huge stacks.
5) Saving those images for journal, the images speak to me.





TherapyTribe said...


This is a very good and very important post. Therapy helps to keep mind and soul nourish.


Hearthandmade said...

I never thought of it as therapeutic but I suppose it is! I love to organise my cuttings in different envelopes too! What type do you want to swap? I bought a postcard to send you from Dublin ireland! I could send with paper and leave it blank if you prefer? x

Julia said...

Hi Lay Hoon.
Thank you for your lovely words on my blog...Now I have found yours!...and it is so beautiful and you have very intersting images...
I would love to do a swap from Australia...What would you like?...How many peices, so that we are dojng the right thing for each other?

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

You described cutting magazines so perfectly Lay Hoon
YES, it is all those things!

jgr said...

Lay Hoon,
Your magazine pages are great! I am totally impressed by your security envelope grids, that is so original and the patterns are very cool!

Linda said...

Great post! I also chop up my magazines....I will send you an email :-)

Anne said...

Hi, Lay Hoon! I love cutting up old magazines for collage images, too. My stack has been piling up lately ... maybe I can find some time soon! Thanks for the inspiration! :-)