Collage week

Collage – there’s nothing to it…glue, a brush and an old magazine. And it’s so relaxing to tear and stick, snip and glue.

A bit like a jigsaw puzzle but you get to put the results on your wall with a sense of pride. Finding accessible ideas for maintaining good mental health and wellbeing during lockdown, for keeping active and creative is what this project is all about.

Here is a rather cross looking self portrait made during our most recent Zoom meeting with the Chard Watch Group and the response so far has been amazing with group members having a go and getting involved. It doesn’t have to be a picture of anything – just playing around and making patterns and shapes is relaxing in itself. Losing yourself in an art activity is so beneficial, such a great way of tuning out the noise and worries of current circumstances.