|Aladdin, Genie, Dr. Seuss, Goofy, Casper, KitKat bars = things I liked in 1997!|
|Pool wristbands with the date. Hole punches are for number of times down the big slide.|
Starting in about the year 2000, I decorated my school planners from front to back with clippings from magazines, catalogs, and printouts from the internet. I stuck it all down with glue, tape, and mod podge. I remember my friends seeing the pages of my planner plastered with collage and thinking it was cool and flipping through it. I love how these collages are a visual record of all the things I was into at the time - music, celebrities, tv and movies...
|8th grade planner. Drew Barrymore (Charlie's Angels era!), Hey Arnold, Charlie Brown, and "Schizophrenic Pyromaniacs," a logo for my friends' "club." I don't remember the Bad Andy Good Pizza thing, but it looks like a mascot for Dominos Pizza.|
|9th(?) grade planner. Glowsticks, Travis Barker from Blink 182, Alicia Keys, fairy guy from FairyTale movie, Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray, and a quote from Lucy Liu (I loved Charlie's Angels).|
|10th(?) grade planner. Nelly, Eminem, Alicia Keys and Ashanti, Jewel, P. Diddy, Pink (loved her!), and Reese Witherspoon. I hated Sponge Bob.|
|Senior year(?) planner with a bunch of illustrations clipped from Highlights magazines. Sound of Music, Wendy from Casper & Wendy, a kewpie doll, and a fish that looks like Nemo.|
|9th(?) grade planner. BBMak, Drew Barrymore, Nelly, Josh Hartnett, Julie Stiles (Save the Last Dance!), Shakira, and actor Gregory Smith from Zenon and Harriet the Spy (I must have had a crush).|
|High school planner (not sure which year). Collage of eyes, Willy Wonka, Twister, Wizard of Oz, Bewitched, Miss Congeniality - some favorites!|
|Senior year(?) planner inside - an homage to Tim Burton. Quote reads "I think best when I'm drawing." ~Tim Burton|
|11th grade(?) planner. As Told By Ginger, Recess, Daria (love!), Rudolph, Dr. Seuss, and a bunch of other colorful clippings. Plus a super nerdy photo of me wearing someone else's glasses!|
This is just a small slice of the things I collaged when I was younger. I still love collage, but looking back at these, I'm amazed at how free I was in my use of color and materials. What a fun flashback!
"If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson