Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Intuitive Collage

Nurture the Inner Child

The Journey

The prompt is to go through magazines and intuitively choose images that catch my attention and elicit a reaction . I started with a background, and once that was glued down I began looking at the various images that I thought I might want to use on my page. I began arranging the images on my page, but was surprised that some of the images I thought would work, didn't. When I was happy with my arrangement, I glued everything in place. I studied my finished collages to see if I could find some meaning for myself in what I had put together.

In Nurture the Inner Child, I see the background as being a setting of peace and serenity, like being on vacation. The dream-like woman represents me and my dreams of what I want to accomplish. The clock tells me that it's a time in my life to throw off any constraints and let my inner child come out to play. The child is standing in the water which represents life - placid on the surface, but with currents flowing beneath. The bird represents a time of stillness to enjoy the process; the butterfly symbolizes freedom to fly with my dreams.


In The Journey, the woman walking on the road is myself. I'm larger than my surroundings because I'm confident I can overcome whatever diversions come my way. In my hand, I carry a plant, symbolizing growth. I am growing and maturing as I am on this journey. I have been on this journey for some time. The various buildings in the background indicate that I have stopped along the way. The mountains represent my inner strength, stability, and endurance. The clouds tell me that I will not always have blue skies, but challenges will come. The stone arch is my protection and shields me. It also emphasizes that the focus is on me - I am the one who decides which direction I will travel. The flower reminds me to see the beauty all along the way. The open door represents new opportunities that await me as I travel along my road.

8 comments:

Virginia said...

Francine, Your pages are wonderful.I'm really drawn to the nurturing the child page.Brilliant work..Love them.

Linda D. said...

These are wonderful pages. I too can go with nurturing the inner child, as well as with the journey. I really must go and do my own intuitive spread, lol!!! Thanks for the motivation :)

KathrynAntyr said...

I'm so happy that my inner child can meet your inner child and share this journey together. These are fabulous collages and your narratives are so thoughtful and insightful. Have you looked into SoulCollage? I think you would love it.

morningDove said...

wow your depth of understanding your pages - I loved reading it. To know yourself so well. I just adore the little girl page. So peaceful. Your layouts are wonderful and very creative.

Mar said...

these are awesome pages!!

marciglenn said...

these pages are wonderful - very meaningful. I love reading your interpretation of the images. Wonderful! xo

Linda said...

Great pages and I love your explanation too. I think I like Journey the best but they are both wonderful.

Anne said...

Hi, Francine! I just love these collages! I have just been reading Seena Frost's book called "Soul Collage" and it seems pretty similar. Thanks for sharing your collages and what they mean to you. I adore them!