– Kahil Gibran
- Get quiet and do some deep grounding breaths
- Identify an area, issue or problem in your life that could use some insight. Silently ask yourself to be playful and allow creativity to help you.
- Set your timer for 15 minutes.
- Go through the magazines and tear out anything that grabs your attention. Don’t plan what you pick and don’t question why you chose it, just keep moving.
- Stop when the timer goes off – really, do it.
- Set the timer again for 20 minutes.
- Ask yourself to hone the pile of images down to 12- 15 or less.
- When the timer goes off – stop.
- Arrange the images (without gluing) and add any other scraps, marks you’d like. Feel free to cut, reshape, tear, add onto images – anything that comes to you.
- OPTIONAL: If you have a digital camera, take a photo. Take photos as you take up each layer. I do this to help me remember which pieces were in which layer so I can glue in order.
- When complete, have a conversation with your collage by writing questions as if you weren’t the artist. E.G., Why did you put that red line there?
- Now for the cool part – answer each question by writing with your non-dominant hand.
I’d really love to know how this activity works for you. Were you amazed? Did something new appear? Nothing happen? I can’t wait to hear from you.
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