Collage transforms my ideas, desires, and highest intentions into the visible.
I believe there is a maker inside of all of us.
It has taken me years to grasp, when it comes to creating, it is about the process and not the product. You are an artist, everyone is in some way, even if you have never sold something or garnered compliments. It’s cliché but true, especially when it comes to expressing one’s creativity:
The Joy is in the Journey.
For over twenty years I have created collages for my own personal joy and guidance, to sell, to gift, and in a variety of teaching settings.
In the Fall of 2019 I created weatheredandworthy.com as a place I could house my images and writings. In my quest to best to emulate my Weathered and Worthy intentions, while I drew, I began listening to podcasts, interviews, and documentaries, mostly about how society represents and interacts with marginalized individuals and groups. Immediately, I recognized there is an abundance to learn and understand.
weathered and worthy
I expanded my intentions for Weathered and Worthy to include a public resource I could reference for myself and for others interested in broadening their world view. My hope is to catalog and post my collages and informational links that will call on us to reflect and then embody processes which promote inclusion in all environments.
a call to action
In 2014 I was inspired to blend my love for collage with my knowledge of Tarot and created
Trunk and Tarot Gatherings are a whimsical, fresh way to connect and circle together, while receiving clarity and insights through collage.
You can find out more at www.trunkandtarot.com
I enjoy creating with recycled goods; the images in my work are from diverse sources, I collect scraps from my world: tickets from an event, pictures from food boxes, tags, wrapping paper, cards, cut-outs from catalogs, photo copied tarot cards, drawings and homework from my children. I love to add embellishments like rub-ons, glitter, stickers, hand-sculpted wire art, and washi tape. My Intuitive Art Cards and journal covers are assembled using a glue stick, on canvas and cardboard I often use Modge Podge.
I keep all my supplies accessible in my Sacred Space so when the opportunity and inspiration align, I can dive right in. All my collages are made with mostly reclaimed materials, love and wishes, and sometimes a child snuggled up next to me.
One of my favorite rituals is collaging the covers of my annual Wish Journal and Steady Joy Tracker.
My finished work often features MerMyths and Twishes.
When my two oldest children were in preschool we made up a story about a Twish, a bird-fish that goes on adventures in MerTerra, a land full of MerMyths.
After my two Grandmothers passed away within six months of each other, Lucy at 102 and Sip just shy of 96, I felt them guiding me. I began drawing a Twish named ellis after their first initials, L for Lucy and S for Sip.
I have collaged cardboard boxes, composition books, and canvases in many different sizes.
It's been a pleasure cataloging my work on Instagram and connecting with other creatives.
I'm looking forward to more collage, community, and teaching this year.
You can connect with me at email@example.com