Such as: I see you’ve gotten your hair cut.
Another example said to me years ago by a psychic: “you’re in good shape, considering what you’ve been through.”
Okay… I’m sure she meant to be encouraging but the fact that I’ve never forgotten her words kinda suggests otherwise.
These three scraps of paper, from the top down: 1) an aerial view of a lake in Colorado; 2) antique linens beautifully cared for; 3) a young impoverished girl sunk in a wading pool, somehow managing to look both defiant and defeated.
Above/Below/Within — Tell a 3 piece story about who you are in relation to the sacred directions
Reading from bottom to top — the girl represents what I was given (not literally, I grew up comfortably middle class), the linens represent the mediating power of creativity, the clouds and lake, call forth the bigger picture, the place of transformation.
Without intending to so do, this collage reveals the strength and beauty of such an approach.
The collage below also came together this morning — similar in structure, but more grounded, specific and joyful.
See also my Flickr album, SoulCollage, and the tags for SoulCollage and collage here on the blog.
And from last night, another slide show made, in part, while sleepless last night. We were away this weekend, so I hope to catch up by Wednesday.
Indigo cloth dyed by me at Rebellion Farm, SC during Donna Hardy’s weekend workshop; gateway view from a barracoon on the coast of Africa, photo probably from Smithsonian Magazine; a collage I made ages ago; the cemetery is in Charleston, SC and the magnolias too; Angel Oak from Johns Island, SC; a river scene from Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant, SC and finally, cabins at the fairly recently refurbished McLeod Plantation on James Island near Charleston, SC.