Thursday, October 13, 2011

Writer's Inspiration: Collage Your Dreams

For some time, at the suggestion of a counselor or two, I've wanted to create a collage to inspire my writing dreams. Armed with a pile of lifestyle mags, I began cutting out pictures and words that might represent my road to success.

But images solely of writing or writers, such as this lovely escritoire, were hard to come by.

So it was suggested that I identify the tools that help my heart stay open to possibilities on the page of Life (or life on the page!) and find their representations--dance, water, wilderness, ritual, dreaming. Finally, after returning from a summer retreat, I spent an afternoon arranging and pasting at the kitchen table.

The resulting assemblage is a mix of poetry and imagery I pulled from my life's "cabinets and cubbies":

Collage to Inspire
I've hung my collage next to my windows where I often look out upon the sheep fields while I write.
Field of Dreams, Mendocino 1995


PKB said...

I like the collage idea to stimulate writing ideas! I have finally started a blog, so check out PKB postings of my photography (Valley Lakes Photography). I am not sure how often I will post, but it is a start!

Nicole R. Zimmerman said...

Lovely photos, Pat! Glad you started the blog. I'll keep checking in... N

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