Ann had us start out by taking one magazine from her table and spend 5 minutes ripping out images that appealed to us. I happened to get a Better Homes and Gardens from July, so it had lots of summery pictures of kids. I usually don't do a lot of kid-themed collages.
We then had a few minutes to tear around the designs a bit more, and then a few more minutes to decide exactly what images we wanted to use and play around with placement.
I love how this collage came together with the images and words. I added one more butterfly (today) going off the top of the page to give the idea of childhood being a fleeting season in our lifetimes. Seasons could refer to the time of year, or the time of life. The simple joys of patty-cake, blowing bubbles, playing in a sprinkler, and enjoying a parade are ofttimes left behind as we become adults. I want to keep a youthful, fun-loving spirit as I age. Facing each day with a joyful attitude of "what wonderful thing will happen today?" is how I want to face the future. For a quick exercise, I was pleased that I could find so much that is meaningful to me in this collage.