A Little Collage Therapy
After spending too many days away from my studio, it’s probably no surprise for you to hear that a little collage therapy was in order.
The studio is a little chaotic right now. I haven’t had time to rearrange things since we ended our series of classes. I’ve been very busy with garden cleanup and family things. So what I decided to do was get out my “collage to go” kit early this morning before daylight. I didn’t realize just how nice it would be to get my hands back into that little basket of papers. A couple of quiet hours later, I was at peace again.
There have been other therapies like starting seeds, and baking bread, and entertaining dinner guests. Those things are wonderful in their own way. But the art begs for attention no matter what fun is going on elsewhere. First it whispers, then it speaks, then it shouts, and eventually I have to just make time for it.
I’m thrilled with my newest collages and wonder if I’ll still feel the same way about them in a couple of months. Somehow I feel they are evidence of growth in a good direction, therefore I think they’ll stand the test of time. Are they a reflection of the joy I felt while doing them? I think so.