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January 1, 2015

A NEW YEAR'S COLLAGE EXERCISE

Many years ago I took a business enrichment workshop led by designer, artist and author, Gail Toma.  One required exercise was to create a visualization collage that best represented the life of my dreams.  I found this activity both pleasurable and helpful with goals I sought to achieve.  Below are a few I've made in years past.  They each mark a period of time when I was either exploring the idea of a new direction in my life, or fine tuning a journey I was already on.
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I think an activity like this is a wonderful way to commence the new year; however, this time I'm tweaking it slightly.  No goals.  No future thoughts.  Pure, raw, in the moment expression.  I could not have gotten where I am today without the past, and my goals for the future never cease to exist anyway.  I'm celebrating the beginning of 2015 with creating a collage that visually reflects what I delight in, who I am and where I am at today.  I invite you to do the same.

Grab some supplies and materials, and start cutting and pasting away.  I'm fashioning mine bunting pennant style, a style I haven't done before.  After all, now is the time.
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This exercise needn't be completed in one sitting.  Approach it, if you so choose, as if you were working on a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, chipping away at it in spurts.   The most important aspect is to have fun visually expressing your current existence.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! 




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