Collage and Word Art with Wellspring Living and Ashley Hizer

The beginning of the year is so full of ambition. I love it. To me, there’s nothing better than the joy of beginning. There is so much hope and possibility. However, I still find myself balancing the high expectations I have of myself and the reality of what my strengths are. The creative community is alight with this discussion right now. We know we can't be all things to all people, but we still find ourselves in the middle of the juggling act. The only remedy I can think of for this is to spend some time in positive self reflection. I love Ashley Hizer’s most recent Wellspring Living Project for exactly that reason. For this project, she took collage and word art to a new level:

I wanted to provide an opportunity for the girls to reflect on their individual God-given assets and the potential that each girl has to make a difference in the world. Their unique personalities, talents, character, and identities make up a unique mosaic that will allow them to achieve their dreams.

The girls thoughtfully contemplated their strengths and crafted their own take on the mosaic project, indeed showcasing their individuality! It was an honor to witness their artistry.
— Ashley Hizer, Abstract Artist

Doesn’t this sound so amazing? I really love this project. I think the worst part about trying to be all things to all people is that it leaves so little room for our uniqueness to shine through. What do you think? I hope wherever you are in your new year, you can take some time to notice and honor your unique strengths. I bet you have more than you realize! You can make a word mosaic or simply just take a moment to recognize how incredibly you were made! Here's to that!

Find the DIY for the word mosaic on the Me, With my Head in the Clouds blog.

Wellspring Living is an Atlanta based nonprofit helping domestic sex trafficking victims and the vulnerable develop the courage to move forward and the confidence to succeed. We have been so delighted to partner with them on several projects! You can view our stop motion short here and our jewelry workshop with Corrie Ladd here. Read about Ashley's first project with Wellspring Living here.