In 2010 I attended a session on SoulCollage at an art workshop in the Santa Cruz mountains in California. I found the experience to be just what the SoulCollage website says about it -- a "creative and satisfying collage process." At that particular workshop I created three cards, and I haven't made anymore since then.
Last week two of my friends (one in Santa Fe and one in Seattle) and I decided to each create one SoulCollage a week and post them on our private Facebook page. I spent around three hours making mine today. It's not a great work of art, by any means, and the images I worked with seemed to choose me instead of my choosing them.
After making the cards, one is supposed to be able to "use the collage cards intuitively to answer life's questions and participate in self-discovery." For me it's been interesting to look at the three cards that I made in 2010 and think about what was going on in my life at that time.
As I looked through magazines today, then cut and pasted the images onto my
8" x 5" mat board, I listened to CDs by one of my favorite musicians, Enya. I started out listening to "The Memory of Trees" and then the CD "A Day Without Rain." I've played these CDs countless times, but today the words of the song "Pilgrim" came traveling through my mind like a herald bearing an important message...
"Pilgrim, how you journey
On the road you chose
To find out why the winds die
And where the stories go."
...and then the words seemed to get more meaningful as the song continued.
I'm not ready to share my SoulCollage cards on this public site at this time, but I've left my card out on my piano so that I can look at it this week and hopefully understand a little more about myself.
Check out this website for SoulCollage, if you're interested in knowing more.