Friday 25 March 2016

Back at TAPS...

...and loving it.  The theme this week was Crazy Creston, and it was another afternoon of laughter and fun.

I particularly enjoyed the camaraderie around the table as some of the participants worked together to create these wild and wacky collages.

It was obvious that they enjoyed not only the process but the results.

So many of them likened the experience of collage as a 'return to kindergarten', and they certainly looked like a bunch of happy children as they finished.

How this delightful woman managed to work upside down as her partner across the table gave her directions is beyond me!

 I'm loving that multi-storied building in this young woman's collage!

 Each collage had their own style and flavour,

and some of them generated a whole lot of monkey business.  See the two nearly nude men in this one?

It was a delight to watch them work and see their final results.  Unfortunately, I seem to have missed a few participants and their work in the photo-taking department.  Fire the photographer, I say!

I can see there's a strong possibility of repeat action on collaging - they all took to it like the proverbial ducks to water.

Naturally, I'm now (again) hooked on collage, and will be adding that to some of my journals over the next while.  It's such an ongoing inspiration to play with others, isn't it?

Sunday 20 March 2016

There is...

,,,an amazing package for seniors here in Creston - the Therapeutic Action Program for Seniors (TAPS).  Enabling seniors to stay in their homes for as long as possible, there are a range of activities and services provided.

Last week, I had an opportunity to engage some of the group  (sixteen or so) in a collage fest, and we had a blast. An inter-generational program, the participants ranged in age from 'nearly seven' to goodness knows what.  We cut and tore strips and circles and outrageous shapes into a garden that could have rivalled Eden, I suspect.

Can you tell this happened on St. Patrick's Day?

 The pieces were outstanding,

and everyone who participated had their own unique take on things.

 I was so impressed with this munchkin and her brother (below).  Naturals!

 We used Gelli prints and National Geographic magazines (heresy, I know),

 and the results were beyond colourful!

 The best part is, we get to do it all again this week...

this time with houses.  We're thinking the results will be Crazy Creston.  

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