Artist Book: Project Update

My artist book is a diary belonging to a fictional 13-year-old girl named Darla. My idea was to make it as laughable and “cringy” as possible. I’ve already made 5 spreads (10 pages) around things like believing herself to be more mature than she is, thinking she was “born in the wrong era”, and writing bad poetry.

However, I’ve enjoyed working on this project so much that I am looking for more ideas. More things that are relatable to the teenage girl experience that I could explore. I would really appreciate suggestions of things teens say and do that are often laughed at. I should also mention that the end of the artist’s book points out how unnecessarily mean our attitude towards teen girls can be, so if you think we shouldn’t be laughing at the behavior you suggest that’s even better.

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