Depressed or tired – cut out and glue pretty images!

Cut up a magazine

min bsta huskur-klipp I found this little lady (magazine clipping) in one of the mags from my grandmother. Isn’t it cute? It’s a little advice sent in by someone named Dagmar, and the text says:

When I’m tired or feel down I cut out beautiful images from magazines that I save and glue on loose papers. In this way I divert my melancholy thoughts and the tiredness disappears!

I smiled when I found this clip. It is such a cute advice and it rings very true to me. I did this for weeks and weeks last summer. Cut out pretty images and glued them down, scattering my thoughts and dreaming away.

I imagine this little cute lady with white hair sitting at her kitchen table with her cat curled up in her lap, cutting out images of flowers, animals and children while sipping her coffee, looking out the window. Her curls bobbing and the radio playing happy tunes while paper is scattered around her.

It will be me in a couple of years. It could be me today, except the white hair…

Cut up a magazine

I love to cut into magazines!

Anyway, just thought I’d let you know. If you’re to tired to be creative and challenge yourself; cut into a magazine with your scissors and have fun!

Also see my post: The Therapy of Magazine Cutting and subscribe to future posts here.

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11 Responses to Depressed or tired – cut out and glue pretty images!

  1. Carla says:

    What a GREAT idea. Thanks for sharing. I do enjoy making collages with magazine photos. It’s easy to get lost in it once you get a few pictures and quotes cut out. Maybe we’ll wrangle up some old ones and collage this summer.

  2. Flassie says:

    If it could be you now without the gray hair here’s some {{{HUGS for you HANNA}}}.

    I’ve wrapped strips of material into a ball
    for later use. I started making a rag rug
    but I noticed that if the strips are not
    the same size it doesn’t look right. One
    part of the rug is more bulky. So I made
    sure that the strips were more even. I am
    making it on a kiffty knitter loom.

    I’ve felt a bit down lately myself. I usually
    pray, read, sing, walk, create, clean or cry
    if I am feeling a bit down. I found myself
    cutting out paper doll’s lately. The ones
    that connect hands together. One was more like
    native american and the other with a head shaped
    like a heart. I can’t find them though. I don’t
    know if they ended up in the recycle or not?

    Thanks for sharing!

    God Bless You and Yours!!!

  3. Kemp says:

    Cutting out inspirational pictures from a variety of magazines is a hobby of mine too and calms my nerves. If I don’t have the strength to do anything else, cutting paper always gives me a sense of achievement, because I think about all the things I could do with those pictures: collages, envelopes, get inspirations for paintings…

  4. theresa says:

    I just started a new journal today and I plan on doing just that. For the last few years, my journals have all been words–words–words. I am ready to play again in my journal. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. tricia says:

    Hahaha! I haven’t felt well today and have been sitting here cutting up my magazines.

  6. Thank you for sharing this, it may be a cure to my no-journaling period, to start from cutting the nice pictures and playing with them. *^v^*

  7. Cathy says:

    This post really made me laugh Hanna. I am a champion cutter outer and have been since childhood. It is one of the relaxing joys of my life…lol I have lots of scrapbook filled with all sorts of cuttings, pictures, photographs, greetings cards etc and when I need a little inspiration I look through them. Great fun indeed.

  8. I always forget, but doing things like this always does make me feel better when I’m upset! I keep inspiration books for all kinds of subjects — a few for my maps, one for our house, one for just life in general — but it’s the making of the books, the cutting, gluing, etc., that is the real inspiration.

  9. Cat says:

    I am just figuring this out. Today coming home I was in a foul mood, I went into my craft studio and started cutting away, before I knew it I was happy and singing along with the radio.


  10. Anita says:

    Funny, I?m doing that for a long time. I?m often buying magazines and then I?m sorry to throw them away couse lovely images in them. For some images I feel like they express my curent emotions so well, like they are made for me (girls in cry, sad people, couple in love, happy people… it depens, ), and others are so idilic (beautiful nature, smiling friends, cute animals…) exactley how life should be. PICTURE really do SPEEKS THOUSAND WORDS.
    So I cut and save some images and I?m always thinking how I will do something with them one day (and I usually do).

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