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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Grab Bag Collage at the Library

So in the first art session that I held at our beautiful new library, I had everyone grab 20-30 pictures from torn magazine pages very quickly.Then they answered a bunch of questions such as " What were 5 favorite movies of yours growing up... List 5 favorite books....What 5 characters did you like the most in any books/movies that you enjoyed".....This process was loosely based upon activities from author Julia Cameron(Vein of Gold).

They then collaged these pictures onto cardstock/cardboard. The collage results are neat, after looking through your answers to your questions. You find a lot out about yourself. It's a fun activity that jumpstarts the creative process.(This is not an artsy collage-You are not supposed to spend time making it into art work.) 

For example, in my collage above, I found out that I was a lot more positive then I had been feeling, when I made the collage a while back. What with my husband's lung cancer and brain surgery, my Lyme, 2 girls in collage, and a son in middle school, and 2 cats (now 3)- well, you get the picture. Let's just say that I was held up by a thread more than once. So this positive quality was a surprise. I always look at the glass as half -full, but low times are low times.

I learned a lot more about myself--- but just wanted to share the collage. I really liked how it turned out. I had so much fun making it one night on my bed as my hubby slept.( The left side got a little cut off when I scanned it into the computer).

Maybe you could make a grab bag collage. If you do, I'd love to hear about it, or see it if you'd care to share. You can email me if you'd like the questions or more info.. 

Later alligator-   Lydia


Natasha Burns said...

Love your grab bag idea, amazing what insight you can get from a collage you create isn't it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Natasha : )

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Patti said...

Great idea! I love your collage.
It looks like you had a good time while your husband slept!

God Bless You my friend