Vision Board Collage Soothes Monkey Mind

The hamster in the cage, the ants scurrying across the yard, the woodpecker peck, peck, pecking away, squirrel brain, monkey mind, whatever you want to call it….when too many ideas cloud thinking and you’re in a spin, hating that spin your in, because the old black magic ain’t your friend…..

Vision board collage – scraps and bits from the recycle bag, cut up without thinking, the process taking over and the mind going quiet…hands, scissors, glue stick, hands scissors, glue stick, repeat.  Paint squirted randomly, pressed until dry with another piece of paper, making monoprints on mono prints, kind of like corpse pose but with action.  The mind soothes, kinks clear and you are back in your body again just feeling…..

Before paint, after paint…

collage vision board Painted collage vision board

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27 Responses to “Vision Board Collage Soothes Monkey Mind”

  1. Joyce June 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    Nice. I have that problem all the time. Letting go is so hard to do!

  2. Kay Wallace June 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    What a difference a day makes…uh…I mean, what a difference a coat of paint makes! Regardless of the motivation on this one, Corrine, the outcome is magnificent! I could have discovered it in a museum in New York!! Bravo!

  3. Jo Murray June 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    Now that WAS therapeutic and ended well.

  4. Carolyn Dube June 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    So glad you were able to get back into your body!Paint is magic!

  5. Judy Shea June 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Yahoo… what a dump, huh??? Feel better? Looks like you pushed and blasted through.

  6. Maria McGuire June 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    Sometimes it is fun to just sit back and play!

  7. jan June 5, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    Oh, nice work!

  8. Julie Mackinder June 6, 2013 at 3:06 am #

    Good advice Corinne and a great result from mind calming.

  9. lorna June 6, 2013 at 3:32 am #


  10. Kimbucha June 6, 2013 at 3:42 am #

    I love both the before and after. I’m sure the during was stirring!

  11. lyle baxter June 6, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    amazing what a little paint will do!

  12. Dianne Nunn June 6, 2013 at 7:38 am #


  13. smartcat June 6, 2013 at 7:52 am #

    What a great post title! I think it’s the time of year…studio? garden? throw? paint? weed? Doing one thing with concentration is soothing all around…..including those who have to put out with the monkey brain fallout!

  14. Marjie Kemper June 6, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    Love that idea of the mind going quiet. Must try!

  15. Terrie -Creative Explorer June 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    You described the busy mind syndrome perfectly – and what a fun way to untangle it! Never done this….maybe it’s time.

  16. Dawn June 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    Awe fab post Corrine, I am totally with you on the whirling brain thing! I also find crafting clears and quietens so beautifully if you can get out of your own way lol! It is a gorgeous collage sweetie and I truly hope the process helped. Thank-you for your very sweet visit too, much appreciated.
    Huge hugs x

  17. Dorthe June 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Like both before and after- –AND your description about reaching the after!!
    Must be great to just let go, and do!!!
    xo Dorthe

  18. mary helen fernandez stewart June 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    I love the title….and the beautiful layers of colors dancing in the collage!

  19. Linda Vincent June 7, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Fascinating….and very interesting! Love your words as much as your art….. x

  20. Arnoldo L. Romero June 7, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Cool! I like both the before and after versions, and it seems like a truly relaxing process. Blessings!

  21. wilme June 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    I could totally feel the mood while reading your words and studying the many layers – so beautiful. Definitely going to try this next time my mind is spinning!

  22. Michelle Mathey - POMI June 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    Love the movement and color!

  23. Nora Clemens-gallo June 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    I love what you did here. You inspired me to use a lot of my old magazines and papers to create. LOVE it!

    Thank you for visiting me!
    Have a wonderful day!

  24. Tracy June 9, 2013 at 9:44 pm #


  25. Shari N June 14, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    Love your collage! I especially like the color theme, reminds me of spring. Came from Artists in Blogland

  26. Sarah June 15, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    I love this idea – just cutting and sticking and painting with no overall plan or view. I should definitely try this technique out 🙂

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  27. Abigail Davidson June 17, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Visiting from Artists in Blogland–Wow! So fascinating. I really like the final effect!

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