Come on, baby! Let's collage!by Colleen Gleason
In my Writer's Life article for July's WNP, I wrote about how while we writers often have a gaggle of idea germs, it's often hard to get those "germs" to explode into full-blown plots.
(Sure, I'd like to write about a deck of haunted Tarot cards...but where do I go from there? And, oh, about a female ghostbuster during World War I...but now what?)
For some of us, creative therapy begins with a 3D effort in the form of collaging. Since I submitted the article, a few of the other Posse members have sent me copies of their own collages, and I share them with you now. (See, Kiki and I aren't the only ones who procrastinate writing by doing artsy-fartsy things!)
This first piece of artwork is for Trish Milburn's book called The Wedding Dress. Maybe she'll pop into the comments section and tell us a little about it...
For those of you who protest: "But I flunked cutting and pasting in kindergarten!", check out Charity Tahmaseb's collage for a young adult book called The Fine Art of Holding Your Breath.
She approaches collaging in a less expensive, unique way: "I do mine all online, since I'm not very 'crafty'. No glue or cutting stuff from magazines."
So you see...there really isn't an excuse not to do it if you don't consider yourself crafty.
If you have a collage you'd like to share, make a comment and let us know. I'll get in touch and get it posted! I'd love to hear about your experiences with collaging as a writer's block cure.