I have been mentoring my friend's daughter as she is making her way to Massachusetts College of Art so she can become an art therapist. One thing she loves doing is making intuitive collages with me.
The idea isn't to make a pretty picture, but rather select images, colors and patterns that resonate with your feelings on a gut level, put them together and see what story they tell.
These are my two from last night.
This top one speaks to me in a couple of different ways. One about evolution, and perhaps the other about ancestry or the circle of life.
This second one tells me that this person is clearly at a crossroads in his life. His posture may appear that all things seems lost or impossible, but the symbol of the bird with outstretched wings is a sign of hope, as well as the "all-knowing" eye in the sky. The building can mean a place or safety and respite, or even a church. This one really pulled me in as I created it.
It's so good to be back on the blogs! I hope to make at least weekly posts again.
Quite sometime ago Portnoy and Biff met at a no-kill animal shelter in the middle of America.
seems Portnoy was a renegade that escaped a truck headed for the
slaughterhouse. Afraid to go back to the farm, Portnoy walked for days
until he met a kindly old gentleman who told him all about this shelter.
Unable to properly take care of a pig, the old man gave Portnoy a ride
to the door and waved a tearful goodbye. The volunteers at the shelter
welcomed Portnoy with open arms and hearts. They brought him to his new
quarters but on the way there he noticed by Biff, an old-timer stray dog
with a twist in his tail just like his!
shelter worker saw the connection between Portnoy and Biff right away
and asked if they'd like to be roommates. Biff's spirits soared by
having Portnoy around. They shared stories of life before being rescued
and celebrated every day for the strange twist of fate that brought them
Two peas in a pod, those two. Old souls embracing a new lease on life.
(This was used for "IF" in 2007 for the word "twist" in 2010 for "rescue"