Where We Grew Up – Collage About Our Roots

Where we grew up - a collage about roots

In this collage, “where we grew up” isn’t just about place. It’s more about the happy, fantasy worlds we escaped to in our childhood.

For me, that was fairy tales. I probably read every Andrew Lang fairy tale book… all the colors. And then discovered “A Wrinkle in Time,” and so on.

Those are the realms of my childhood. It’s where I escaped to, when things at home were dark and scary.

In my mind, books were my real home. They’re where magic happened. Where wishes came true. Where anything was possible.

Today, I’m realizing the importance of embracing that same sense of wonder and optimism.

So, this collage is simple. It references childhood, the pursuit of adventure, fairy tale castles, and more.

I look at it regularly, to remind myself what’s important.

Size: 8.5″ x 11″

Materials: Poster board, torn magazine images and text, and Yes Paste

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