Courage is an interesting thing, isn't it? When I first hear the word, I think: "fortitude in the face of danger". But to me courage is a quiet, inside spark.
I made this piece for Vicki Sheehan, winner of my custom collage giveaway through Sofia Barão's Creative Ones series. Vicki had asked that her collage theme be "courage" because she's trying to find courage in her own creative journey. I can completely identify with that: just two years ago I was stuck in a creative hole that I'd been in forever. If anyone had asked me for a quality I wished for, it would have been courage!
So I guess this collage is for me, too.
This piece measures 7 x 10 inches, and the yellow string extends off the top a few inches so Vicki can frame it with or without the extra string. (I am such a fan of strings hanging off of things, I couldn't cut it off.) One of my favorite parts of this collage is the tiny plane taking off on the yellow runway at the bottom. It's the last thing you notice, but it gives the collage a happy, "go for it" feeling.
Vicki, I hope you like it! And all the *creative courage* in the world to you.