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In My Element

It has been over a year since I collaged a dream or vision board,
something I have been meaning to do every full-moon 
along with Jamie Ridler and the other dreamers.

Yesterday was a busy one, Dougal Dog is now in the animal hospital,
they are watching him closely for fear the ulcer starts to melt,
this could be disastrous. 

I had intended to post my intuitive vision board last night 
but sleep won over!


To those not familiar with my practice, the process is totally intuitive:

I had no fresh collage materials in the house, (the images need to be fresh to your eyes for the purpose of intuiting!)  I bought a weekend newspaper, the type that have several coloured sections, travel, beauty, home etc.

I flip through the pages and whatever speaks I pull out, some images, some words, some I cut, some I rip. I clear a space on the table with my board in the centre, any board will do this one is just a piece of card, it is not important, it is not necessarily a work of art although it may become one! Then it could be applied to something stronger at a later stage. I mix my PVA glue to a thin consistency and start to apply the images/words intuitively!


I am always amazed at the end result, the messages or statements that surface. This particular board clearly reveals many of my current concerns and dreams.  I'm thinking of moving home but there are lots of question marks over this, it is not straight forward.  I sometimes feel afraid of the future, can seem dark at times!  The words that attract me become a message of support, an affirmation! 


I applied two dogs images, a sad dog and a happy dog, I'm reading happy endings to my boy's present situation, as I write we await the hospital's verdict of whether Dougal may come home today, or whether an expensive operation that we can ill afford is necessary!  Before he went into hospital after the vet took out the stitch to his third eyelid flap I hardly dare look into his affected eye for fear he was going to lose it, when I did it looked very strange.  I saw a red horizontal line of blood rising up across the eye. The vet had said this was a good sign as the blood cells were starting to heal the ulcer, never-the-less the appearance was alarming!  It seems so fitting that I should have applied the words 'Life it's in the Blood' and 'Discover' next to the dog images!

Intuitive art is the process of drawing up from within, it may be painting, writing or in this case collage, it is my preferred medium, I never know what will land on the board what my inner higher Self wants to bring forth, reveal!

Whilst composing this post my daughter has been very tense waiting for a phone call, I reassured her Dougal would be alright ~ lo and behold the phone has just rung, he can come home at 3.30 pm, the ulcer has shrunk!

Linking with
Jamie Ridler
Full Corn Moon Dreamboards

Comments

Very interesting collage work... I am discovering this about "intuitive art" too, and was gobsmacked with the images that started revealing themselves - the mystery that wants to be revealed just underneath the surface...

Am glad Dougal is doing better :)
Helen said…
Loved hearing your intuitive process. I usually follow one as well when creating a dreamboard, and there are some enigmatic images I can't wait to start understanding on my board this moon. I think your board is beautiful to look at as well!
Very intuitive board. May all your dreams come true.
Even without knowing your story this board looks very much "together" and the elements are certainly related.
A pat for Dougal.

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