This past Monday I made three SoulCollage® cards in our monthly group setting, but it's this one that really makes me grin from ear to ear.
I put this card in my Committee suit and call it "Welcome Spring." In SoulCollage® we are encouraged to write "I am the one who" statements to personify the experience. I am the one whose mood picks up exponentially when daylight savings time arrives, so for the past few weeks I've felt like a kid again. The weight of winter (and winter is a piece of cake in Southern California compared to what most of you experience) just falls away. I am the one who has a zany sense of humor with people I trust and I just love this little, totally joyous, in-the-moment, crazy face-making girl cavorting with butterflies and flowers. I love the vibrant colors, the flowers, and another symbol I often use in art: the sun. I am the one whose years fall away and I'm a child again in Sunland, turning somersaults on the lawn, walking on my hands, running in the sprinklers with no top, and pretending that I'm Belle Starr. I am the one who sings, spins, dances, whoops and hollers with joy.
And spring officially arrives on Friday. Yippee. In SoulCollage® work we often ask our cards a question and to expand the experience in our journals. My question: "Little girl, I name you Ketzie, let's explore how I can reenact the buoyancy and hope of spring even when the days are long, dark and cold. Can you offer some suggestions?