Saturday, April 27, 2013

365 Inspirations—117: Dreams Taking Shape

"Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."—Steve Jobs

Sometimes it's hard to see a full picture of what our dreams are telling us. Yesterday, I got a full snapshot of what the picture looked like. All the pieces formed an overall theme and I knew what I wanted to do.

 I do collages often and they are another creative way of using the right brain to get ideas out of the head and onto paper. My friend who is an art therapist got me hooked on creating collages and I've always been amazed at how many of the things I've created on paper have actually come true in real life.

What I love about collaging is that there are no set rules. We can work with all kinds of materials, different textures and colors to bring what is inside to life.

A really good friend who was in the South Pacific for two years in the Peace Corps came over and we collaged together. She joined a collaging party at our house a couple of years ago and had such a great time, she requested to do it again.

We spread out all the materials on my dining room table and without further adieu, we got to work.

So for all of you who are wondering what this "birth of an idea" (Inspiration 116) is all about, my collage this evening sheds some light on the themes that are coming to me. I believe that we all intuitively know what we are meant to do, but often times the picture we get presents a challenge. I believe all of the challenges come from our own minds.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I'm going to lay some foundations down under my pictures. I'm ready for this change!

Do you ever collage or participate in creative activities in order to get a view of what you are called to do?


  1. This is intriguing!

    Sometimes I make mandalas to calm and center myself, and I find that what's important rises to the surface and appears in the drawings. Writing also helps me sort through my ideas.

  2. no I have never tried collaging, but after reading this I think it would be fun to do! Have a great week!

  3. Interesting process. Challenging question.

    I'm back at the title about having dreams. What connects in my mind is a song called "Happy Talk" from the WW2 show South Pacific:

    You gotta have a dream,
    if you don't have a dram,
    how you going to have a dream come true?

    Collaging for expressing dreams. That makes sense.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (My poetry blog)