Clarity Collage – AEDM Day 17/18


Well, I must admit that I’ve really been challenged these last couple of days keeping up with the Art Every Day. A symptom of having too much on my plate this week. Ever have one of those weeks where you have something going on every single night? For a gal who typically maxes out at one social activity a week, it’s been exhausting. I’ve enjoyed catching up with friends, connecting with colleagues and leading meetings. And, I know I really need to carve out time for just me this week.

I actually created this collage yesterday at our second Creative Playground meeting. We gathered at Pamela’s lovely treehouse-like home for an afternoon of collaging and connection. We each found a few hours of refuge from our hectic schedules and relished in our collective creative flow.

The last several collage pieces I’ve done have been on smaller, portable surfaces (like on my dream box and my Unfolding Your Life Vision book), so I appreciated the freedom of working on a larger surface. I was drawn to spacious images and a mix of solitude, playfulness and community. When I shared my finished piece, my friends commented that the images had such clarity and, even though there was a lot going on, it had boundaries. That related very much to what is showing up in my life right now. So even as I seek out community, this visual reminds me to consciously protect my personal time to make sure I recharge and rejuvenate. I’m looking forward to a lighter, more spacious week!

[tags]National Blog Posting Month, NaBloPoMo, Art Every Day Month, collage[/tags]

2 thoughts on “Clarity Collage – AEDM Day 17/18”

  1. At first glance, I thought that was a photo collage…and thought, wow, how’d she do that?! 🙂 It’s a lovely collage. And boundaries, YES. Time to recharge is essential. I’m so glad I’ve gotten to a point in my life where choosing that for myself no longer feels ‘selfish.’ 🙂

  2. I am always amazed by the insights that come from the act of collaging, the way it allows us to connect to our inner self.

    The images are so beautiful and inviting, playful and serene. When I looked at it the first thing that came to mind was a retreat. Perhaps it’s time for a nourishing vacation. Just a thought 🙂

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