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You Sentimental Idiot is a project inspired by found materials that have a past. Antique diaries are the main medium. I hope to make the aged pages and forgotten words current with my illustrations. Some drawings are inspired by direct quotes from the diaries while others are what I imagine the writer would have seen. I create the works by drawing directly on top of the diary page with a Sharpie.

I inherited the first diary from my Great Aunt. The rest were found in antique shops. I am a collector as well as a lover of folk art and all things with a history. I find joy in upcycling materials in ways that are both simple to use and to appreciate. I hope that You Sentimental Idiot breaths life into something old, something forgotten, something sentimental.

Website - http://www.rikkiannevankirk.com/…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 14
  • Joined November 23, 2010

Favorite materials

aged, torn, worn

About

You Sentimental Idiot is a project inspired by found materials that have a past. Antique diaries are the main medium. I hope to make the aged pages and forgotten words current with my illustrations. Some drawings are inspired by direct quotes from the diaries while others are what I imagine the writer would have seen. I create the works by drawing directly on top of the diary page with a Sharpie.

I inherited the first diary from my Great Aunt. The rest were found in antique shops. I am a collector as well as a lover of folk art and all things with a history. I find joy in upcycling materials in ways that are both simple to use and to appreciate. I hope that You Sentimental Idiot breaths life into something old, something forgotten, something sentimental.

Website - http://www.rikkiannevankirk.com/

I would also like to give thanks to a few incredible artists that have encouraged this project.

enhabiten
http://enhabiten.blogspot.com/2010/09/chakra-pennywhistle.html

deargolden
http://deargolden.blogspot.com/2010/10/id-know-it-like-back-of-my-head.html

trampoline
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ethanollie

leililaloo
http://www.etsy.com/shop/LeiLiLaLoo

weatheredsilo
http://www.etsy.com/shop/weatheredsilo

alexkeller
http://www.etsy.com/shop/alexkeller

Thanks so much for visiting.
Rikkianne Van Kirk

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