Saturday, October 23, 2010

Artist's Way Collage





I have embarked upon the wonderful journey into Julia Cameron's 'The Artist's Way' for the 3rd time in 5 years. The very first paragraph of the introduction reads:

'Artists are visionaries. We routinely practice a form of faith, seeing clearly and moving toward a creative goal that shimmers in the distance-often visible to us, but invisible to those around us. Difficult as it is to remember, it is the work that creates the market, not the market that creates our work. Art is an act of faith, and we practice practicing it. Sometimes we are called on pilgrimages on its behalf and, like many pilgrims, we doubt the call even as we answer it. But answer we do.'

I am doing this from a distance, with a group of gifted actors, writers, directors, singers, musicians who meet in New Jersey every Wednesday night. We are up to Chapter 7. Chapter 7 is titled, 'Recovering a Sense of Connection'. At the end of every chapter are weekly tasks. This week, one of the 10 tasks was to create a collage. This is right up my alley!!! Julia notes that this is of her her student's favorite exercises. The goal is to make it autobiographical...include your past, present and future, and your dreams. It is okay to include images you simply like. I looked at the previous 2 collages which I created and thought about posting them, but I really love the way this one came out. This is an exercise I should do more than once every 5 years!!

2 comments:

Azure Islands Designs said...

Love the collage Amy...it is very telling of yourself...I enlarged the first photo and you are so clearly visible!!!

I particularly like your quotes...perfect...and the chocolate, almonds, flowers...you
get the idea! :-)

Speaking of quotes...this one from Julia Cameron is something I've never thought about before...thank you for sharing!

"Difficult as it is to remember, it is the work that creates the market, not the market that creates our work."

Enjoy your day...
Cheers

Amy Lilley Designs said...

So glad that you took a look/see Heather...I was going to go out and buy some double illustration board, but inspiration hit, and I used a small piece of board...it was supposed to be VERY telling...just let is all hang out (and I love making them)...so, there I am...I especially love the gold Tiffany key..to what????...LOL...XXXXXXX