My niece spent last night with me and most of the day today. She's visiting from Colorado and will be on her way back home tomorrow. When she got here I asked if she might want to do something 'artsy.' Of course she jumped at the chance!
Let me give you a brief synopsis of what she has dealt with in the past several years.
Three brain surgeries and a bout of radiation for a benign pituitary cyst that kept regrowing and causing intermittent blindness. And she also suffers from seizures.
The radiation finally got rid of the cyst, but now she's on so many medications that restrict many things in life. At nearly age 40 she is considered completely disabled because she can't stay focused long enough to hold a job.
She's smart, and delightful, big-hearted and talented.
Look at her first go at collaging!
I told her about SoulCollages and showed her my many examples. We didn't do those though. Instead, I asked her to do intuitive collaging.
When I got up this morning she was already back at the table doing more!
Below are a few of mine I did while sitting with her. I'm calling them my "spirit guide" series.
Wolf Spirit Guide
Where do these portals go?
Bear Spirit Guide
What is he protecting me from?
The Elder Spirit Guide
Surrounding me with light and showing me the way.
And finally, two more by Jessica.
She wanted this one to have a vacation home feel :)
And this is my favorite of all!
He's standing on tail feathers of a sparrow.
Wow. This is powerful!
So there you go.
Scissors, glue, National Geographic and imagination.