One of the many amazing things about Austin is the absolute abundance of free publications. We went to lunch at the Marketplace, and I walked out of the cafe with at least eight free magazines and newspapers. In addition to the longstanding Austin Chronicle, there were publications for cooking, parenting, healthy living, spirituality, women's issues, and independent businesses. Many of them have fabulous illustrations and photographs, which make perfect collage fodder for art journaling and postcards.
I didn't buy any pre-printed Austin postcards, so here are some originals I created from various clippings from the free publications.
|Wouldn't these small business owners and employees be amused to know that they've found their way onto a Philadelphia woman's postcard and blog?|
|I can't seem to get this one turned around the right direction. I used decorative tape along the edges and a patchwork of tiny tea box ads, along with some scrapbooking trim.|
|This one might be my favorite, with all kinds of images from the magazines collaged together, and inked edges.|
|This one is kind of fun, too, with the Austin skyline and ubiquitous Texas boots.|