I was visiting my friend, Pam's blog. She is participating in a
"vision journaling workshop." It has really brought forth some amazing insights for her and while reading what Pam has been learning, it has inspired me to try collaging again.
It is daunting when I begin. Unless I have a photo or a verse or an image that really resounds in my heart and soul. This one was just plain fun and I learned a new technique using gesso and stamps and acrylic paint. I'll show it to you next time I use it. I didn't photograph that part!
I got out all my trusty friends and began. About three days ago!! I have this ridiculous thought that it will be a great masterpiece in an instant, presto! kind of a moment. Or it should be. Don't you think it would do the world some good if we banned the word should from the English language?
This time around, I was determined to be o.k. with whatever time frame I had. Which was about 40 minutes one day, an hour the next and then, lo and behold on Saturday, the floodgates of time were opened up to me and I dug in. (After putzing around, of course. What is THAT about?)
I am happy to report that I was able to let this one just morph into the right direction. I started out with one quote and ended up using different one. I had a page from a book all ready to go on it and that got put in the scrap pile. I love, love, love it when I start taking things out, laying them down and then watching it change. Or taking things out, laying it down and thinking of just the right thing to add.
In doing so, I came up with an idea for my next project. How fun is that? I think I am finished with this one, but I will take another look at it in the morning and see if it needs anything more. Then I'll post it and start on the next one!
I'm hoping there is room in your day for creativity!