It's been a full-on few weeks, and I now need time to unpack, lay out and ponder all I've learned and discovered...
But for now, here's my Grasslands collage
My first thought, on seeing the completed collage is the contrast between light and shade on both pages, then the colourful palette on the left-hand page contrasting with the more muted palette on the right...
These things are never conscious when I collage - I only 'see' them when I step back from the completed pages.
The large image saved from an old Papaya Art planner was 'found' first with the words
'Breathe, Believe, Receive' across the top and the words 'It's All Happening' written below, quickly followed by the page from an old We'Moon diary
Hearts Wildly Open
into the cup
of your hands
and place your flaming
palms against your heart.
Let this warmth
melt your fears
like wax before a fire
and watch the delicious
of your heart.
We must live
with Hearts Wide Open
Hearts Wildly Open.
Kali Heydel 2006
The image is called 'Keep a Fire Burning in Your Heart' by Robyn Waters (1998).
Too, too perfect!
The page is finished by a clipping from an old clothes catalogue (I just loved the pale green colour) and a Greg Spalenka postcard - his androgynous figures always speak to my Soul...
These images kind of speak for themselves, don't you think??