It’s been a long while since I got someone else to share their scrapbook with you, so today’s the day where I do that again for you 🙂 I’ve got another blogger, this time a fellow teen, who goes by the name of Jacky Auerbach from Do It For The Irony. Let’s take a peep in this Scrap Social post…
Why do you use a scrapbook? I started journalling when I was in high school. It was a required art assignment from my art teacher but you didn’t have to go above and beyond with it. Hers was SO amazing and it really pushed me to be creative every day. I’d have days where I would just skip my schoolwork and journal after school. It worked out! So I continue it to always be creative.
What are your favourite methods? Anything messy. My art mentor advised me that I needed to let go. I was always so scared to make art on canvas because I felt like I would mess up and it’d be a waste of money. So she’s just like let go. Go crazy. So I did. Finger painting, layers, glue, fabrics, sketches and text everywhere.
You use quite a lot of paint and texture in your pages, why is this? I don’t like subject matter. I don’t like to paint or make “things”. Along with letting go of my art fears, I gained my love for messy things. So I found beauty in texture and more importantly color. Thus my love for color + color theory. If you see my comments on fashion blogs, I almost always comment on color. I’m not trying to be repetitive I really just care about color the most! It shows emotion, which I care about a lot.
Has your scrapbook inspired you for any ideas/projects (or are you going to start one because of it)? I’m going to start a new altered book soon! Basically journalling in a book. Some say it’s a waste but it’s very beautiful. I’m very excited because it will be my first art book without a mentor. Scary, but hey letting go is always good in art. I don’t like people telling me to up my technique or to get better at painting realistic faces. I want to do my thing.
This is my favourite page (the one with CUTE on), which is your favourite out of this selection? Definitely the green spread with a tie dyed silk on the other. The text says, “I’m pressured by time Maybe I would have noticed it pass if the seasons had changed for once.” I speak in metaphors and it irritates people. But I was obsessed with time during this journal. I love the aging person I quick painted on the other side. I remember being so happy because I made it out of three messy globs of paint on the paper.
Do you think each page represents a period in your life, or the mood you are in? Both. I was in a time of huge change and so many things about myself were rapidly different, I didn’t know how to deal with it! Thus my expression of time. And as for my mood, I always consider my subject matter to be emotion. If it shows my emotion the way I want, then it’s a success. I believe that’s my niche.
When and where do you create your wonderful collages? At home, in my room with any material I can find. Even makeup. Wherever I can find a ton of glue I’m there.
Do you think your scrapbook is a representation of your personality? For sure. Emotional and metaphoric on the inside. Mysterious and speaks weirdly. But despite all the deep and enigmatic stuff, I’m super loud and bold and messy and colorful.
Pen or Pencil? Pen. I can make mistakes and I can’t erase them.
Glitter or Puffy Paint? GLITTER. Anytime I get my hands on cheap craft glitter, it’s a total mess.
Neat or Messy? Messy messy messy. No planning. Go for it.
You’ve bought a new magazine which would be perfect for scrapbooking… do you chop it up straight away after reading, or wait a little while until it’s considered ‘old’? Wait a little for sure. I am weird about resources. I hate shopping for art supplies and I hate using them up. I hate spending money and the fear of wasting it. I rarely buy magazines but when I do, they sit for a while. I most of the time pick up the hidden free catalogs at H&M and use those! Saves money and they’re great quality.
~ ABOUT JACKY ~
Do It For The Irony is a blog written by Jacky Auerbach. She likes to focus on creativity in life & style but ends up being a little bit funny about it all. She questions the world a lot and hopes to help you see from a new, accepting perspective. Having fun with casual fashion is something that Jacky holds dear and she just wants to be heard for a little bit!
Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx