|"Once Upon a Time" collage by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.|
1. Collect a few small simple images of single things. (Child reading, woman with flowers, elephant, and some text)
2. Cut around them and paste each one of them randomly on an uneventful page or on one that is subtle or simple.
3. Note how the small images become symbols and how they relate to one another to tell a visual story. (That's one of the fun parts, having a little inner dialogue)
Then the card has a little bit of wisdom:
"Everything about art journaling is symbolic, metaphorical, allusive, Process becomes concept whether we are aware of it or not."
Nice, eh? That small amount of time that it takes to look for the symbols, allusions and metaphors is so dearly appreciated by the inner artist. Try it. You might just raise some serotonin!