Art Therapy Directive: Collage

I’ve been feeling unsure lately. Unsure of my direction…in my profession/in my future/as a mother/as a provider/as a person who needs to repay a pile of student loans. It gets confusing. I find myself out of balance and anxious. Sitting in my office today I was digging through some blogs, trying to figure out my blogging bend, trying to figure out how to make money, and I was feeling lost. So I thought I’d try some art therapy (strangely it was a light bulb moment–even though this is what I do). I decided to find some clarity. Collage style.

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I started by setting an intention. I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and repeated clarity a few times in my head. Then I wrote it down on my paper…not necessary, but I felt like I needed it to keep on task.

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Creating a collage I often pick images that grab my attention. I try not to question it.

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But I find myself going, “geesh, what the heck is this about?”, “Don’t put that in there, what will people think?” And I remind myself it’s the process. I take another breath.

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In a really interesting coincidence, this story was being shared on the radio as I was typing this up. I’ll include a link to the audio as soon as WPR gets it up! And it’s up: listen here. It’s about working women slowing down and stepping back.

So how do I feel now? Better. My final image has given me some insight to my priorities. I also feel a sense of confidence in what I’ve been doing professionally and on the home front. I feel grounded, I’d say, overall.

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