When I was young teenager, one of my most favorite things to do was to make a collage out of poster board and magazine clippings. I would lay out all my favorite magazines and even some from around the house, cut out images/words/colors that I loved, and save them in envelopes. Then I would buy some poster board and make big, and even very small, collages about what was going on in my life at that time. Fitting the perfect images together was a challenge that I just loved. When I was done, I would lay wax paper (I used regular glue or paste) over the collage and placed a good ol’ dictionary on top. In the morning I would have a perfectly flat and perfect image collage to put on my nightstand, hang on my wall, or give to a girlfriend. They always had a cool theme which I spelled out at the top by mixing letters from different magazine headlines. I did things like, “The Best June Ever,” “Memories from the Fair,” and my favorite “Summer Lovin’.”
Since I have been in bed for a few days (I relished that first day), I have read two books and watched about six movies. I was thinking about what I used to do when I was bored and remembered this little activity that I loved so much. So I decided to make an early summer mood board as an homage to my teenager years. This time it’s a digital one, but it was still fun all the same.
What do you do when you have extended downtime? I would love to hear!