For today’s art project, we are going to use the metaphor of a book. Imagine you are going to write a book about yourself and your current situation. Take a piece of paper and fold it in half. On the front, write a title of your “book” that represents your current state of things. Is there an image you can draw to represent this title? Now open your “book” and add some chapter titles representing different elements of your life these days. If you are feeling creative, you might want to add some more images inside of the cover, or even add more pages if you are feeling extremely creative.
Yesterday’s project: Last week’s art exercises involved goal setting and a shiny outlook on the new year. This week we are exploring the current state things, and an honest assessment of ourselves. Sometimes this can be a difficult place to visit, but it is often the key for authentic growth. How does your collage “feel?” Did you find the process relaxing? Did you learn anything interesting about yourself by the combination of words and images you chose? Images ( even ones which are cut out of a magazine or paper) can be powerful vehicles for conveying ideas which are hard to vocalize. Did you find a voice for any feelings you were having difficulty expressing before you made your collage?