"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

11.03.2011

life collage



















Teri Morse at Comfort Cottage posted her "life collage" a few weeks ago.  I asked her if I could copy it and use it as an example in my workshops.  She graciously said yes.  

I gave the ladies instructions last week so they could gather materials to do the collage this week.  

Oh my gosh, I love this!  I completed mine today.  Mine covers the last several years and the journey I have been on.  I used images that I have previously used and well as journal pages. I then flipped through several magazines and cut out words that spoke to me.  I loved the process and the outcome.  Every time I look at it I see something more.

Teri thank you for letting me share this wonderful idea. It has been an amazing exercise to do.




19 comments:

Janet said...

WOW! This is spectacular! I love this idea. It's so richly layered and has so much to see.

Beth said...

Awesome I love it!

Joana Carvalho said...

Oh, wow, this is very very cool! The eyes go everywhere!!!

mystele said...

so cool!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

That is just awesome...what talent.

Montgomery Family said...

OH.MY.GOODNESS!!! I want to sit in front of it with a cup of tea and just study it! It's beautiful!!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

I see you have surrounded ypurself with lots of hearts. xox Corrine

Bren said...

Great idea! Yours turned out beautifully, love how you wove it together, great layout!

Martha Lever said...

LOVE it, Mar! I am scrolling back up to look at it some more. Have a great weekend!

Kim Mailhot said...

Wow. This is amazing, Mary, rich and full and beautiful.
Thank you for sharing your life collage with us !
Light and love !

Bevie said...

Wow Mar I so love this kewl idea, and am going to copy yours so I can look at it again and again...I love your awesome work sweet sister...you are so very talented!!! Pssst. Those lap blandets were crocheted...I do hope you learn to do them too!
love ya hon.

Poetic Artist said...

EYE CANDY....Love It.
HUGS,
Katelen

lori vliegen said...

when i was in college, we had a bulletin board that spanned our entire wall....and we had a collage just like this on it! oh my goodness, i haven't thought about that in years.....thank you for that fabulous memory! i hope you have a wonderfully successful red barn weekend, sweetie pea!! xoxo

p.s. your trip to snowbird looks similar to the trip to the mountains i had this past weekend with my little dutch sweetie! it was gorgeous!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh I love this idea! I bet this was very therapeutic Mary! I love how large you made yours too. I must try this. I'm needing a pick me up and I think this would be so fun.

Love ya,
Lee Ann

Ophelia said...

I love this Mary!!! And, thank you so much for being such an awesome inspiration...and such a great support for me!! You are just an amazing person!!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful!! You're very talented Mary!

Terri Morse said...

I am so happy that you had such a positive experience with your life board. I love that you had so much fun with it. It's absolutely gorgeous. It really is like a window into your soul - and it is very beautiful. It also deeply moves me that you did this project with your art journaling class. One of the most important things I want to do with my blog and my work is to inspire others in a positive way. You helped me to do that. I am so grateful to be connected with other artists this way. Blessings to you! Hugs, Terri

angeljoy said...

I so want to do this...

Lynette (NZ) said...

Fabulous piece.