February 15, 2012

hang in there!

My friend Kiwi gave me this book of motivational posters from the '70s so I made it into my diary and it turned into a physical manifestation of strange magic.
(listen, watch) (the second one is kind of dumb but my point is that that song is in both of my favorite things)
Once I realized it aligned so perfectly with an aesthetic I like I think I really took advantage of being able to call the melodramatic teen girl-ness of it an artistic choice. Horses! Butterflies! Hearts! Heart lyrics! Fleetwood Mac lyrics! (Or what I thought were Fleetwood Mac lyrics until I looked at the record notes and saw that it's actually "I never did believe in miracles." Oh. Depressing.) Yup, all TOOOOOTALLY ironic. *side eye, snart*

99 comments:

Alison said...

Love, love, love this. LOVE.

kelbykelbykelby said...

Beautiful!

nicole said...

my grandma has a version of the 7th pic on her bedroom wall...it says "god, help me hang in there", though

Mitchie said...

i always love your little books

Leira Zetroc said...

This is such a great way to rework those old books no one reads but still have interesting pictures.

http://thequietspaces.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

Wow!! What a great and meaningful gift. So much time, thought, and love was put into it. *jealous* I wish my friends would think of something that unique! This is too cute. I just might use this idea for an upcoming birthday.....

LuckySweetChild said...

not so bad!!!

Ariel said...

I absolutely love this it is so beautiful!

http://attheuniform.blogspot.com/

laia. said...

i love this.

Mana said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOVE it!!!!!!!

Ah!
sorry. I am just truly inpired at the moment and very excited also because I took off my ADHD patches.

Mana said...

Can you get any cooler?

Čajová said...

oooo amazing diary :-)

cajova.blogspot.com

Claire said...

I'm kind of just a little bit obsessed with looking at other peoples diaries ( not in a creepy way or anything, I totally respect people's privacy!). Its such a personal thing, and even little details like the cover, or composition of pages says so much, and it's so inspiring! I also obsessively keep journals.
Aside from my random rumblings though, your journal is gorgeous! So beautiful, especially the colours with your handwriting! It's goooooorrgeous.

thwany said...

what a nice friend.

Joy said...

insane! I need to get of the internet sometime.

olivia bee said...

omg ur perfect

Alice Barton said...

wonderful, just love it!! xx
Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

Easy Lifestyles said...

Very nice thanks for sharing.

Care said...

You mean you write things that you Don't share with us?!

Lailith Robyn said...

Wow! It´s soo beautiful!

yea ji Kown said...

so cute!
(너무 귀엽다..)

zezee said...

awww so cute(:

Sarah said...

It looks amazing! That's something you'll treasure as an adult. I wish I had the artistic ability and patience to do something like that haha xxx

.:LOCA NINA:. said...

Cool blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

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maya.autumn said...

I have millions of books/diaries exactly like that!! I love looking back through them and seeing what things I've put in them over the years:)x

Shere said...

Very inspiring post, thank you! - a girl who loves diaries and scrapbooking madly

Shere said...

Very inspiring post, thank you! - a girl who loves diaries and scrapbooking madly

POPTUCKSHOP said...

Loving the tactically placed hands! I wish I could be bothered to make more books like this, you are going to have so much fun when you're 40 discovering all this stuff in a box under your bed! Love that Fleetwood Mac song as well

zoomslow said...

I really like the page with the cat, the 'I love you' text, and that kind of floral wall-paper. Not only is it very cute, but for me it also has a kind of Wes Anderson vibe, that's just inspired me to put on TRTs right this very minute!

Jessie said...

Oh god,this is too awesome!

CUP OF COUPLE said...

this is perfect!
so cuuute!

G

Laura said...

It is so cute. Like a scrapbook diary
x

themeltingpotofstuff.blogspot.com

None Diamonds said...

omg That's so cute

Tatiana said...

love it <3

Lens & anything Else said...

so funny and nice :)!

Lens&anythingElse

- D - said...

Love posts like these :) xx

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Jody said...

This is my boyfriend's book! He's the super awesome sweet and handsome editor. So glad to see you've found it.

tonimacaroni said...

Love it!

Tuptuś.^^ said...

Amazing . ;]

MrJeffery said...

such a cool idea! this post rocks.

yuyu holickova said...

good job!

Lydia said...

Amazing. When you're older, you're going to look back at this and revel in how cool you were.

Jill said...
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Jill said...

When I was little, I always thought that Carole King was saying "you can't talk to a man with a taco in his hand" in Smackwater Jack. If ONLY.

Unknown said...

Joni Mitchel, Carly Simon, Carole King, James Taylor, John Denver. I LOVE them and I always smile to see that you love a lot of them too.
I'm awful at keeping any sort of journal, and it's probably because I feel pressured to always have meaningful, profound thoughts or images. I like that you alternate earnest entries with lyrics and silly but lovely pictures.
This is ridiculous, but despite my love of feminism and fashion, I'm pretty sure I only ever comment at the sight of Carole, Joni, or Carly.

dazzleships said...

As someone who was a little girl in the '70s, these posters and lyrics gave me atmosphere flashbacks.

Jay said...

That's a pretty rad diary.

Emerald said...

This is really really great! This post made me FINALLY email you about how you rock and I think we should be friends! I hope you read it!

Drea said...

LOVE this. Carole King, James Taylor, Fleetwood, Joni Mitchell. Don't make em like that anymore.

Drea xo

dreasjunkyard.blogspot.com

Stephanie Hadrath said...

Simply lovely!!!

Hugs from spain.

stephaniehadrath.blogspot.com
shbyhadrath.blogspot.com

Emily Anne said...

so inspiring!! <3
EmilyAnne

G. said...

this is so cute!!!!!

Aïcha b. said...

damn i love these things that you make it inspires me so much i just haaaa i love it. :)
bisous

daviduphigh said...

This is amazing!

élisabeth said...

Noooooo! Why did you have to delete the Rei Kawakubo song?

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Brilliant. Super, super brilliant.

INPDAP prestiti said...

this post is fantastic, conveys serenity and peace.
Roby cessione del quinto

Liz said...

adorable and so creative. love the kitties :-)

x liz
vainwhitetees.blogspot.com

panna-patison said...

Very beautiful!

Louise said...

Hehehe, this is nice. I'm working on a similar "project" myself. This teengirl-ness with ponies and hearts is cute! ;)

LINDA BALDRIDGE said...

AWE...so sweet..reminds me of the days when my girls would do the same..still have those little books too...

XOXO

Linda
http://www.fashiontake-out.com

Keren, rhymes w/ Heron said...

The idea of scrapbooking is actually uniquely English and American. A little known fact? The practice of leaving pages empty at the end of books for OTHERS to fill is called "grangerizing". Learn more art history here:

http://thewalkup.wordpress.com/

Yunstation said...

very inspiring!
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Faten said...

wow cool, am doing a collage book myself

please check my new blog: http://halwasat-faten.blogspot.com/
and follow if you like ^^

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Ray said...

Wow this is so beautiful! very inspiring think i'm gonna try and mak something like this now

Deano SC said...

This is amazing!!

The core said...

Looks like this diary is actually what we expect from a real big diary!

kellyn said...
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kellyn said...

keep doing your thing girl ^ -^

<3

charlotte and sarah said...

Sweet jesus even your JOURNAL rocks my socks. My journal is this small moleskin thing that looks dark and sad in comparison. You rule. xx
Sarah

gaudyalternative.blogspot.com

Danny said...

You have a keen eye for color and visual imagery.

OK. So. You must watch this classic Australian horror/mystery film called "Picnic at Hanging Rock." If my intuition is correct, you'll draw A LOT of inspiration from it--not only because of the clothes, but because of the general ambiance of the film... there's something lovely/remote/mysterious/Victorian about it. It's indescribable. Do watch the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv5aWlkQmEk&feature=related

blue roses said...

fleetwood mac has some really heavy stuff. i can listen to most of it on repeat, any time, any where.

and speaking of heart....

if you have not listened to the "bad animals" album yet, you must. you must! so so so so so good.

http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

Low Couture said...

Dreamy, silly, beautiful. Thanks for brightening my already stressful day~

Peter @ http://low--couture.blogspot.com

Freja June said...

It's so lovely! great work!

nusumigui said...

cute

Bee said...

Aww, I want One!


http://oppositeofstyle.blogspot.com/

Katia said...

Amazing! I love this photos!

rachel said...

Hi Tavi, This is so good. I'm not just saying this, but this is an art installation. You are an artist. This should be in a gallery. Not just floating around in blog world. I love what you do. Cheers
Rachel

Tanii said...

Oh godness, I love your diary, it's absolutely amazing! Your personality and style really shines trough. amazing work! :)

xiaobo_l said...

Hi dear. This photo is very beautiful : ). I like abercrombie and fitch

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Dipika Syngai said...

Hey Tavi! I'm a new fan of yours. I look your "Hang in there" book<3 And I hope you continue to inspire people along the way (:

Girl on Broughton Street said...

We all need a bit of 70s wisdom once in a while!

http://girlonbroughtonstreet.blogspot.com/

sharmaine said...

i love you and i just wrote an entry about you! that notebook is so fun!

check my blog out!
http://arttyfacts.blogspot.com/

sharmaine said...

i love you and i just wrote an entry about you! that notebook is so fun!

check my blog out!
http://arttyfacts.blogspot.com/

Miriam. said...

They literally have those EXACT posters all of over the walls in my school, though they also have pictures of a sunset with bible verses on it or some shit.
They also have pictures of kittens with 'meaningful' quotes on them, i have always found them absoloutley hilarious!

www.pompandceremony.blogspot.com

masha_) said...

Nice)))

jess said...

wonderful! thank you for this post, such beautiful images! i miss the days i used to compile similar journals and diaries. just wonderful. great share.

Sasssquatch said...

Simply too perfect

Dean said...

Just followed your awesome blog!
Keep posting awesome posts! That diary was so cool. I hope I have one like that too :--)

Coco said...

no words. damm beautiful.


www.inanimate-coco.blogspot.de

Sophie. said...

This book is just so beautiful...it must have taken you ages. Its so inspireing and makes me want to make one, (not that I would ever get round to it) ♦

http://howwouldyouhavedoneit.blogspot.co.uk/

Leeda Johns said...

I LOVE your blog, he is just great :)
This book is amazing, i love it !!!!
Bye :)
Have a nice day !!!
Leeda

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Courtney Jines said...

I love the vibe of this post <3

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CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Aug. 30, 2012. Thanks again.

Hanis Ahmad said...

It looks beautiful, Tavi. I think I'm gonna make one for myself.

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