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, which these days, seems to be expressing my higher self's encouragement!
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!