Collage is an art form that is very mysterious and magical. An image can communicate several different meanings to a person at a specific time in their life. That same image, in another point of time, can reveal other meanings that was not seen before, as if the image keeps opening, reflecting, revealing. It can speak to our multi-dimensionality, of being able to pull information from our past, present, future, and also from within ourselves and from other sources outside of us (e.g. God, Spirit, Angels, Guides, Ancestors, etc.).
One image is layered with other images around it. All of them unfolding to us a story of power, beauty, wisdom, strength, our values, desires, and our dreams. I like to think of collage making, as creating ones own personal Tarot card, as like the Tarot, collage uses symbols to communicate.
Life is also full of symbolic communications; it loves to speak to us in metaphors. We just need to have the awareness to see, hear, and feel these ways that life is always speaking to us. Understanding this language of life and listening to it is a skill that is learned and refined through practice, like any other skill. Creativity is a wonderfully nourishing way to practice and grow.
I have been creating collage art since 2003. It is a main outlet for my artistic expression, and is both a way of giving myself personal therapy, and also as a way of journaling my life. It is one of my rituals of self discovery and empowerment.
I have also hosted many collage circles with others, individuals and groups, and this is one of my very favorite ways to share time with people – and each time is nourishing and profound. Whether on my own or with other people, I set the space with candles, herbs to smudge with, essential oils, tea, snacks, music, and other special herbs that help open creative channels.
I am happy to offer collage making as an experience, as part of the wellness work I do. If you are interested to learn more about setting up a collage circle for you or for a group, please reach out to me to explore the idea in person together. I would be delighted to create collage with you!
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