Maps is the theme for the Collage club this month and all sorts of ideas were churning around in my brain! Old Melways that I’d chucked out (regret that I had thrown them out), maps of places I’ve been, the dwindling use of maps since the digital age, whereis, sat navs, iPhones etc. I imagined a graveyard with headstones for maps, Melways ( road directories) and map reading skills. I moved onto to treasure maps, with different themes, different treasures. Images of Islands, Palm trees and treasure chests. After all of that I just started, and these words kept grabbing my attention.
My first thought was ” that’s too many words Emily” but then I thought “says who?!” . It’s not like I’m getting assessed, and you know what, I’m not trying to create a masterpiece! No, not me I’m trying to be more creative, to listen to those little impulses I have and go with them. That is my journey at the moment and my adventure. and the treasure apart from creativity is HAPPINESS. Yay
I love being in the collage club, I don’t think it’s really my medium ( not yet anyway), but I like the challenge of putting myself in unfamiliar territory, with my scissors, paper and glue. Seeing what ideas I can come up with and making something that doesn’t have to be displayed or useful or even permanent. Plus I get to see what everyone else comes up with , I’m learning and everyone is so supportive and encouraging .
If you want to see what everyone else is up to you could search for #blogcollageclub on instagram or check out the facebook group The Collage Club.
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