Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Play with Words: Found Poetry ATCs

Hi! Here are some ATCs I made for a Found Poetry themed swap. Found poetry means small poems or poetic sentiments made of phrases and words that you cut from books, magazines or any printed text.

I really enjoyed making these cards - now I just need to get more books I can cut! Playing with words and sentences, I got to use a slightly different side of creativity than I do most of the time, when I process mainly visual things.

I do write scrapbook journaling and this blog, of course, but in those activities I don't often use words as creatively as I'd like to. Found poetry on the other hand - I really enjoyed how the bits and pieces of books sparked my imagination, and I was free to play with the words and could skip the coherent story part this time!

I started these cards around Halloween and though they are not exactly Halloween themed, there is a sort of eerie and quirky feeling that may have been inspired by the closeness of October the 31st...

I'm linking to the Three Muses Challenge where the week's theme was Freestyle. Have a nice week!


  1. Great combination of phrases and wonderful ATCs Salla!

  2. These are so artsy and creative :)

  3. Uupeitaa! tykkään tosi paljon näistä!

  4. Hi Salla! Thank you for your visit! I LOVE what you've done here - the found sentiments are a great idea - and I especially love, "through the window I could see" - very symbolic :)
    Regarding Life Book, I can't recommend it enough. The feeling of community is like Summer of Color, with everyone working on and learning the same thing at the same time - but with over 3,000 people! It's really fun to get a new lesson every week too. Have you tired joining Art, Heart and Healing? It's a free class on the willowing site and it gives you an idea of what the classes on video may be like. It's fun to take either way! Let me know if you have any questions and either way, I look forward to seeing you around the SOC this Summer! xoxo

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