Goodbye, Posters.

All day, I've been packing up my room and taking down the stuff on my walls. This would be a tedious and kind of sad process if I weren't so eager to get out of here and get my summer started.

I really enjoy covering my walls with faces I love and bright colors, but I'm not going to lie. It annoys me just a little bit that I get so many comments on my videos that have nothing to do with anything I've said or the music I've played, but that are just from people saying that they like my posters. I mean... I work on a solo CD for months and you choose to comment that you like V For Vendetta or that Natalie Portman's bald head scares you (it's hot, okay?). This hasn't happened until I put movie posters on my walls either. Luckily, with every new year I get a new dorm room and a clean slate to make my own (and in the case of last year's roommonster situation, I got to do this twice).

And so I put forth a challenge. I refuse to let the white cinder block walls show for my senior year... this place is enough of a prison as it is. But I would love to spend the summer taking new photos and collecting new things that I can put up on my walls for senior year so I don't have to put the movie posters back up (at least, not where the camera can see them anyway). I feel like my backdrops over the years have given a nice edge to my videos and while I don't want it to be distracting, I think it would be really fun to make next year's walls a collaborative project.

I would love to make this some kind of art collage, but I'm not exactly sure what to do with it. I'm thinking that I could accept 4x6" horizontal index card submissions with magazine clippings, photos, song lyrics, drawings, letters, and other fun little colorful things attached to them and get some kind of P.O. box for people to send them into. Would you guys be interested in creating a piece or two of my YouTube backdrop for the upcoming school year? Do you have any other ideas for things I could do to decorate? We have all summer and I know you guys are creative. This could be awesome.

In other news, I'm going home tomorrow!

44 comments:

Margo said...

that would be really awesome! have fun at home :)

dontmakemeover said...

I would totally participate in that project.

I must not tell lies said...

That sounds like a really cool project :D have fun at home ^^

Re: Button said...

Postcards are a really cool thing to have on walls..especilaay ones that are from all over the world..you should get your subscribers to send you a different postcard from where they live..thats what i had in my room during college this year and it was so colourful and all together looked really cool:)..i can throw a pic of it up in my blog if you want to see

VicMorrowsGhost said...

Hell yes!
I drew Kristina, Kayley and Hayley on my Daily Booth.

http://dailybooth.com/VicMorrowsGhost/235825
http://dailybooth.com/VicMorrowsGhost/195940
http://dailybooth.com/VicMorrowsGhost/171358

I'd love to do something for your wall. :D

[morgan.] said...

I would LOVE to send you some stuff for your wall!

TheKnittingViolinist said...

That's a fantastic idea!! I would totally send you a couple of cards =D

Leah said...

I hereby dedicate myself to being more of a photo presence on your wall!

And speaking as someone who has her own section on the Moaning Myrtles website, I would say I am uniquely suited for this anyhow.

Joy said...

That is an awesome idea...! I like the idea of it being a bit collaborative too... :o)

tiannaweasley said...

I'd do it for sure! :)

Alenka said...

I would totally send you an index card! It would kind of be like postsecret except without the secrets.

Catherine said...

I'd love to help you out. I'm trying to finish covering up walls this summer too. I'm sure I can find some really cool things.

Jon said...

I really like the idea :) I'd love to try and send you stuff for it too :]

Katiee said...

I would DEFINITELY submit stuff for that. Be sure to let us know if you decide to go through with it!

Missy said...

Yes yes yes!! That's a great idea! :)

XoPhoenixFeath3r said...

Oo i say you should put up that 5AG collage i sent you! That would be suuuuper cool for me, you would get to see the girls everyday& it's not to large so it won't serve as a distraction.
Plus if your talking about a BackDrop for Youtube videos... It kinda works xD

acroatic said...

I would LOVE to participate in this- it sounds like a wonderful idea!

alohaholly said...

That is an awesome idea!
I would love to help out with that in anyway possible. I love creating pictures for people especially for fantastic ones like you. :]
If you end up doing this project count me in!

Ansley said...

I would sooo do that. :)

partyweetow said...

I'd so partake!

Luna Lovegood said...

I would totally send something in!!!! And it would look awesome!

lindsey said...

I'd send you something!

What I did for my wall... I got alllll of my cd's. I cut off the album artwork and taped them to my wall in brick-style. It looks really cool, and it's a good conversation starter. It takes a while, but it's SO worth it.

Larangutang said...

I would most definitley send you pictures or whatever on index cards if you set something like that up. That would be really cool :]

Harberette said...

this is a genius idea =]

John said...

I am very much in favor of that idea. And as someone who is going to see you live a few times this summer, I was thinking that you could do something with that. Or maybe just a portion of the wall? I dunno. But basically there are going to be a lot of cameras and your various shows and I guarantee that there will be someone who watches your videos at every show. So have them mail in pictures either with you or of the show or something in addition to the collage part. Just an idea. A poorly conceived one at that.

eibbore said...

I think that it's a great idea. You'd get so many different things from all the people that take an interest in your creative endeavors.

shecaptain said...

I would definitely like to help you decorate your walls. I also hate having white walls and cover every available space possible.

Melissa Kendra said...

I want in on this, it sounds really fun.

I love decorating my walls. Mine are, basically, a photo album and a collage of my life. There's hardly any space left now.

goddess-of-ice said...

That sounds like a really awesome idea. I'd probably participate.

A said...

I want this.
I have stuffs that I would send you :) pictures and photos and whatnot.

Lauren said...

Aw, thank you guys so much for your input! I'm pretty sure that I'm going to do this. I'll keep you guys posted!

And keep the suggestions coming! You're all so awesome. :D

JustMargaret said...

YES, YES, YES, I would LOVE to be on part of your wall next year!

AdyRox said...

i'm so up for that. =] you rock

BriannaBean said...

I'd definitely send you some pictures. That's an awesome idea!

Katherine said...

I would definitely contribute to a backdrop collab...& after reading this, I may or may not have (I really do forget) commented on your movie posters in the background, and I'm sorry for that, but I really do pay attention to everything that you say, and I love that you make videos - you're a terrific girl who lets strangers get to know her on youtube, and you spend that time editing videos you make for us to see. So thank you for that Lauren, and your idea is an awesome one!!

Catherine said...

I like your idea and will definitely participate, but how about this as well? Summer is the time for grand and exotic adventures. Get people to mail you postcards from all the exotic (and maybe not so exotic, example: leadership camp this summer) places we may go. This way people could tell you little stories on them as well.

You could do this in addition to whatever else you may get. I know if I had enough people interested in me I would definitely try this out.

Ariel said...

I love doing collages, and would love to be help out with your wall. =]
It'd be a really cool way to see what sort of people your fans are.

Vuraaa said...

i'd be more than happy to contribute to something like that. definitely do it!

Kaitlyn said...

Awesome idea!! I'd love to be a part of it! Just...keep reminding us or I'll forget. I'm a horrible procrastinator.

xidnarx said...

Yeah I think it would be cool to see postcards of where all your fans are from, or photos or postcards of their vacations.I would definitely participate in that!
And for the people with artistic talent it'd be awesome to see their artwork.
Maybe even artwork inspired by your music (solo and MM) or 5AG?

Leesa said...

Good luck on updating your blog.

Kayli said...

That would be awesome. I would totally contribute. And I also agree that Natalie Portman totally works the bald head.

barefootfiona said...

I'm up for it!

Katherine said...

That would be really cool, sort of like your own Post Secret wall ^__^

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