Art Prompt: A Collage of Your Favorite Things
|Some of my favorite things: gardens, beaches,|
porches, sunsets, snorkeling, dancing, sailing,
holding hands, good food & drink, feeling a breeze,
receiving flowers, breathtaking views, paint & brushes
- collect some of your well read magazines and start cutting out images that resonate with you. No need for a lot of thought here. Colors and patterns may catch your eye, faces or rooms might pique your interest, titles of articles may draw your attention.
- find colorful patterned papers from gift bags, tissue inserts, the inside of security envelopes, junk mail, or greeting cards.
- look for images online and print them on your printer
Snip away until you have a group of images and letters to start.
You can adhere your images of favorite things onto a piece of card stock or any heavy weight paper you might have on hand. Glue stick works well for this. First arrange the images in an appealing way on the page and use your adhesive to put them on the page. You can write over the images with words that inspire you.
Once you've completed your collage, take a look at what you've put together. Does this group of images inspire you? Make you feel happy when you see it? Refer to your collage when you need a pick me up. Remind yourself of your good fortune, your dreams, and what you have in this moment when you see your collage.
I recall the lyrics of "My Favorite Things" from the Sound of Music, one of my favorite old movies:
"When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad"
Share your comments and let me know about some of your favorite things.