Lately, I've been feeling restless and aimless. I've strayed from my daily practices that keep me grounded, present, and joy-filled. Practices like daily journal writing. I haven't felt like writing in neat lines about my feelings. Writing row after row feels too tedious.
This morning I woke up super early and in my blog feed I noticed a new blog post by Helga Strauss where she shared her daily practice of making a collage heart. It helps to keep her connected to her creativity.
The idea spoke to me and I grabbed some left over painted papers that I used this week to design a poster for work. Pictured above is a sneak peek of some of the figures for that poster.
Having only a 1/2 hour to play before getting ready for work, I grabbed a couple of pieces, quickly cut out the hearts and glued them together accenting the edges with a charcoal pencil. I then jumped back into bed with my teal sharpie and began writing on the back of the heart following the curved lines.
ahhhhhh. It feels better for me to write in a container that isn't square or lined. As I turned the paper heart around and around to write my thoughts, it reminded me of walking in a labyrinth. Maybe this is just what I need to get my ideas flowing again: taking heart each day, keeping it simple, with a dash of creativity. I love the idea of grabbing some scraps of whatever is lying around to design the hearts. I also like the idea that the hearts can be any size. If I'm not in a chatty mood, I can make a small heart and simply write a word or two that captures what I'm feeling.
You know, I'm already feeling my creativity surge. Thanks Helga for sharing your sweet hearts.
Kathryn, Collage Diva