Part 9 daily journal workshop. WORD CRAZY QUILT . #arttherapy

Recall:

Part 1 JUST WRITE

Part 2 DRAW OUT THE WORDS

Part 3 HEART

Part 4 SPILL OUT COLLAGE

Part 5 NAKED SCREAM

Part 6 INVITE ALTER STRETCH EXTEND

Part 7 ARISE AROSE IN 3’S

Part 8 SELF-PORTRAIT. HUMAN

Yesterday, you spent a few minutes writing at the end of the self-portrait exercise.

Now I want you to grid off the page into a type of quilt pattern and color it using two different highlighters.  Pay no attention to the words underneath.

 

Looking at the light colored pattern areas pick one word from each grid shape.  Choose the word that pops out at you. You’ll probably get about 9-15 words.

Write them down.

It does amaze me how the words kind of work, despite their random selection.  Now using some of the animal pictures I asked you to collect last time, collage like mad [‘crazy quilt’] and write the words over and over again.

So what does this exercise teach us?  It feels very DADA or EE CUMMINGS.  It’s a way to process words in a way we can’t predict and thereby create something new and unexpected.

Homework:

Gather a couple of vintage photos.

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