Making a collage

Forget about your to-do lists or worrying about your schedule. Just tear, cut, paste an create, using your intuition as a guide. Making a collage is a great way to get a fresh perspective. Want to make your own? You can do it in seven steps. 

  1. Collect magazines with beautiful pictures in them.
  2. Leaf through the magazines. As soon as you like something, tear out the page and put it in a pile. Don’t stop to read it – just stay in the flow of your visual intuition.
  3. Take a large piece of paper or cardboard (as big as you like) and get out your scissors and glue (glue sticks work best).
  4. Pick the moest beautiful pictures out of your pile. Can you find a theme, atmosphere or pattern?
  5. Cut out the pictures any way you like. With neat lines or torn edges – everything is allowed.
  6. Make a nice composition of all your pictures on the sheet of paper. Shift them around, position, paste. It’s ready when it gives you a special feeling.
  7. If you want to know what the collage is telling you, let someone else look at it. What does that person notice about your collage?

Text Eva Loesberg Adaptation Nina Siegal