I am always trying to fit simple art processes into my busy life. This creative practice is easy, freeing, and is turning out to be very affirmative and encouraging for me. You can use this practice to process any emotion - dark or light.
You can start anytime. If you get behind - no worries. Just do your 365 collages when you can.
This intuitive collage practice involves 4 simple creative steps:
1. Intuitively choose one magazine, close my eyes for a moment, and tune into your body with 3 deep breaths.
2. Flip through the magazine and choose and cut out 5-10 images and words that spark you emotionally.
3. Play with the collage pieces until they feel right, and then glue them down. Sometimes this process is quick and playful, and sometimes it is slow and meditative.
4. Free associate in your writing journal and write down whatever spontaneously comes to your mind. Title the collage and create a two or three sentence intuitive poem using the words in your collage.
Benefits: This daily visual and verbal play invites the unexpected, and invites what is at the edge of your mind to come into fresh awareness.
Materials: A 6x8 journal, magazines, scissors and a glue stick.
Hashtag: #intuitivecollage365 and #collageforselfdiscovery on Instagram