Why, you say?
Because it's bad, so they say . . . to do what I do.
Well not really bad.
But bad to use images that aren't your own.
And I agree if you are using them to put in your art ... that you sell and call your own.
But not in your own journals.
Which is just a book of your life.
And the things that pass through it.
And not in my book of "eye candy".
A book of "eye candy" I keep just for me.
Just a little book of things I find beautiful....and inspiring.
I go to a lot of art shows, craft faires, read a million art magazines and so on.
I see amazingly beautiful stuff out there.
And I want to remember.
Remember what I saw, who I met and the beautiful creations they make.
So I collect cards and flyers and brochures and pictures and stuff I find on the street.
Because they are beautiful. Period.
And I'm a fan....of great work and also of beautiful graphic design and typography.
So I stick it.
I paste it right in my book or on my book.
Like this book I altered the cover of, with beautific stuff I found in beautific magazines.
I made this book just to contain it all.
And I thought maybe you had stuff in piles just waiting for a place to park it.
If it's wrong to love beauty and inspiration, I don't wanna be right.