My name is Shelley. I am an artist, counsellor, and expressive arts educator with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.
Welcome to my online collage journal!
I love to deepen my intuition and self-awareness. This 365 day collage challenge involves 4 simple creative steps:
1. I intuitively choose one magazine, close my eyes for a moment, and tune into my body with 3 deep breaths.
2. I flip through the magazine and choose and cut out 5-10 images or words that spark me emotionally.
3. I play with the collage pieces until they feel right, and then I glue them down. Sometimes this process is quick and playful, and sometimes it is slow and meditative.
4. I free associate in my writing journal and write down whatever spontaneously comes to my mind. I title the collage and create a two or three sentence intuitive poem using the words I have written.
Benefits: This daily visual and verbal play invites the unexpected, and invites what is at the edge of my mind to come into fresh awareness.
Materials I use: A 6x8 journal, magazines, scissors and a glue stick.
I also invite you to visit my website Expressive Art Workshops for more expressive arts courses!