My word for 2010 is myth. I’m hoping to delve into any kind of myth, to create and re-create my own tales, poems, and videos. An exploration of myths goes along well with dream studies, symbolism, archetypes, folktales, fairy tales, songs, and poetry. I’m also interested in personal mythologies and urban myths.
The word came to me while I was folding clothes. Isn’t that the way it usually happens? While we do a repetitive action, like making the bed or washing the dishes, stuff bubbles up.
The collage at the top of the page is my first nod to myth. I scanned old magazines while looking for anything that reminded me of myth, and ended up with lots of circles and ovals. I connected them with lines, as if they were balloons, and added a stamped spiral for the fun of it. The background is a recycled grocery bag.
Sometimes I make collages as a way to get back into my creative space. It’s relaxing and meditative, plus it opens the door for writing.