Collage clippings

A brief post. Over time I’ve started collecting magazines so I can clip out things for possible collages. Usually I don’t have any idea what I’m going to clip out or what I’m going to use it for, I kind of let myself go and I cut out whatever feels right and I put it in a shoebox. Later when I feel the need to collage, I go to the box and I look through it and pull out whatever feels right and I put it together. I’m going to collage today before therapy and I opened the box and saw all of these words and pictures I had cut out previously and I didn’t remember them. More disturbing were the things I had cut out. Words. Pictures. Phrases. They were all from normal magazines, fashion, art, exercise, home decorating etc. all benign, and they were all disturbing. wow.


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Abuse Survivor Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) also known as Multiple Personalities
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2 Responses to Collage clippings

  1. castorgirl says:

    I once did a collage with a therapist in-session. We both worked from the same base materials of woman’s magazines… her collage was filled with beaches, rainbows, love and happiness; mine was puppets running away, objectification of women and violence. Magazines are can be pretty violent and demeaning.

    It might feel disturbing, but collaging can be incredibly healing.

    Take care,

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