12 Responses to “The Ritual of Sorting”

  1. Dorthe Hansen May 6, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    Oh Corrine, the proces always takes me down a road where I feel , a wish to start creating right away, not to have to deside what to throw out, lol. I just filled 3 very big plastic sacks with things ,- which my husband, took to the local combustion station :-(( I so need to make room, and not
    save everything I find wonderful or useful !!
    I love your poem, and the book of collages, so many bits, saves to become wonderful collages !
    Hope your weekend, gives time to a little outdoor life, too .

  2. sheila 77 May 6, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

    Your colourful collages look fun and could spark off more ideas, I can see.
    My process? – I do a huge amount of thinking first and sometimes I do what I have thought and sometimes something completely different and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. And sometimes my brushes and paints have a life of their own and produce a nice surprise. That’s my process!

  3. froebelsternchen May 7, 2016 at 5:38 am #

    Fantastic collages Corinne! Happy weekend!

  4. Erika N May 7, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

    Ritual is very important, isn’t it. I like my old fleece tops or an old T shirt on. I create better in my raggy clothes. Something to sip on, maybe some music. Oh yes. Nice colorful pieces for your book. 🙂

  5. Kat May 8, 2016 at 5:35 am #

    That’s it Corinne, the wonderful process, when you get lost in something and forget about everything else and then get to enjoy whatever you’ve made, good soul feeding fun and I love all your bits and pieces all put together, such texture and colour, just what I love!

  6. Bleubeard and Elizabeth May 8, 2016 at 8:53 am #

    Rituals are very therapeutic. Your poem is wonderful, and your lovely pages in it are so beautiful and colorful.

    Happy Mother’s Day, too.

  7. Valerie-Jael May 8, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    My rituals take me to the coffee pot, the Rhine or my work table, with breaks in between for reading! Hugs, Valerie

  8. denthe May 9, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    These collages are beautiful, I love the bright colours. I don’t think I have a ritual, maybe because I do so many different things. My process might be the same as Sheila’s 😉 One thing that always brings me in the mood to create though is putting on my favorite music and my painting shirt 🙂

  9. johanna May 10, 2016 at 3:46 am #

    i love your Poem… and talking about rituals: i´m waiting for my summer rituals soon to come – like the ant in the Story about looking ahead for next winter, i spend quite some time in the garden to spray-dye or brush lots of papers (Music Sheets, Braille, glass cleaning sheets, whatever Comes across). the grass is full of wet paper and it doesn´t mind if the wind turns them. it´s all about serendipity what will come out… and i´m VERY satisfied afterwards.
    do i use them up? that is not a serious question, haha!
    plan for this summer is to treat more fabric Backgrounds…

  10. Patty's Magpie Nest May 10, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    Lovely colorful pages and your poem is wonderful too.
    Hope you are feeling better ♥

  11. Kay Wallace May 16, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    There is comfort in ritual and I find that same comfort in your poetry and art, my friend!

  12. PamelaArtsinSF June 1, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

    Those pages are beautiful — and I love sorting and sifting through my old papers….

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