Dear Diary

Wonder Year

Do you miss Minna’s Wednesday diaries as much as we do? She kindly gave us these pages from her 2012 journal to feed our craving.


  • Mary the freak December 26th, 2012 3:22 PM

    This is so perfect. I love this diary! I mean, I want yourr liiiiife! This is beautiful!

  • Bethany December 26th, 2012 3:53 PM

    This is so so special, thank you for sharing this Minna. I am bookmarking this for the next time I have the mean reds :)

  • Jes December 26th, 2012 4:00 PM

    Minna (and everyone else that collages), where do you find the images for your artwork? Are they from old magazines? And if so, where do you find the old magazines?

    • Minna December 27th, 2012 6:06 AM

      Hey Jes!

      I source pretty much all of my collage material from thrift stores. I literally have piles of old books covering most of my bedroom floor, it’s ridiculous!
      Going and searching down on my hands and knees in dusty stores is really satisfying, you can come across some real gems amongst hoards of old babysitters club books and the like. Just keep your eyes peeled, and have lots of time on your hands. I scan the spines of the books, and see if there’s anything that catches my eye, I’ll pull it out, scour it for images, and decide yes or no if it will be useful or not.

      GOOD LUCK!


  • bugaleeto December 26th, 2012 4:01 PM

    You are extrmely talented and inspiring.
    Doing stuff in my journal doesnt necessarily make me feel better when im upset but it does make me feel like im doing something productive and creative, which actually does make me feel better… I guess that’s redundant, but theres a difference between them that makes sense in my head. Anyways, thank-you!

  • Eryn December 26th, 2012 4:24 PM

    AHH I love this, Minna! thank you! It’s wonderfully inspiring and beautiful.

  • babyybat December 26th, 2012 4:53 PM

    these are beautiful. AHHH. Why don’t I do this??

  • limegreensunset December 26th, 2012 5:14 PM


  • Naomi Morris December 26th, 2012 7:05 PM

    i love this SO MUCH minna

  • Tara December 26th, 2012 7:16 PM

    absolutely inspiring. this makes me want to create. minna, your mind is wonderful and these collages are touchingly beautiful

  • Tulip December 26th, 2012 7:24 PM

    These are nice, love #12

  • Promesa December 26th, 2012 7:35 PM

    I love it, so creative! My eyes are still recovering from seeing something so beautiful. Thanks for inspiring me :)

  • victoria December 26th, 2012 7:48 PM


  • lxmldrt December 26th, 2012 9:56 PM

    This is amazing!!!!!!!!! So inspiring

  • Hedwig December 26th, 2012 11:09 PM


  • myy December 27th, 2012 12:59 AM

    beautiful! i love the Leonard Cohen lyrics :)

  • chloegrey December 27th, 2012 1:29 AM

    the caption (I guess you call it) on number four is so motivational to me, it almost panic-ly beautiful. Lovely!

  • Xerachiella December 27th, 2012 2:15 AM

    This is amazing! Very inspirational.

  • Minna December 27th, 2012 6:08 AM

    Thank you so much for all of your positive comments you guys! XXX Minna

  • Ibe. December 27th, 2012 1:23 PM

    This is perfect.
    Minna, I’ve been following you on instagram for a while now and god it seems like your whole life is aesthetically pleasing!
    You are such an inspiration!

  • sarahf December 27th, 2012 2:39 PM

    i love how you think and what you’ve said here :)
    totally just shifted my entire mood and my intentions for the rest of the day.
    thanks you awesome lady!

  • hollysh December 27th, 2012 3:29 PM

    As an adopted Sydneysider, I love seeing little glimpses of Australia. This whole thing is lovely and inspiring.

  • DreamBoat December 27th, 2012 8:07 PM

    Minna is one of my favorite artists. Although I’ve made collages all my life, she was the one who really inspired me to start on the collaging path I’m on. I really want to become a collage artist now, and I’ve started posting my stuff more and more on my blog and Tumblr because of her. Her style is so beautiful and connected and just makes me feel so happy and like there is just a WHOLE WORLD OUT THERE. I take most of my inspiration from her, and how she incorporates painting and pictures and just makes it so perfect. So, thanks to Minna, for inspiring me forever <3

    • Minna December 31st, 2012 5:25 PM

      Thank you so much beautiful, that means so much to me! XXX Minna

  • Cutesycreator aka Monica May 24th, 2013 2:18 PM

    This is breathtaking and so inspiring <3 <3 <3