Collage according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is:
a : an artistic composition made of various materials (as paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface.
I create collage with my mixed media quilts in which I use cloth, words, paper, beads, buttons, and decorative trims. In Soul Collage® one works with images in a similar way to create a personal deck of cards that can be used for insights into a person’s wise inner self. The developer of Soul Collage® is Seena B. Frost. I learned about this wonderful technique on the retreat that I took on Orcas Island with Vicky B. White last October 2011.
I decided that I wanted to create a card or two on Nurturing Myself: Physically, Emotionally, Mentally, and Spiritually. I began by gathering images that represented being nurtured in all of these four ways. I collect magazines, postcards, junk mail, free brochures, cards that I receive and anything that may have images that I don’t mind cutting or ripping for collage. When I do this work, I don’t worry about what it all means. I enjoy the process of using colors and images that are beautiful to me and I choose interesting ways to put them together. Sometimes I listen to music; sometimes I allow silence to wash over me. This creating is very fun. This past weekend, I made some cards. Here are a few of the cards that I created:
Nurturing myself emotionally:
Nurturing myself mentally:
Nurturing myself physically:
Additional information available at Soul Collage® to learn more.