Winter Collage- A Dark Balance

Winter storms hit the northwest. Snow in abundance blankets trees, swallows outbuildings. Roadways are treacherous,  flights cancelled. It is time to stay close to the hearth and travel inward.

I reflect on the collage I made in early January. Am always amazed at the power of intuition; to draw on words and images to mirror my internal journey is a fascinating process.


Words come together from a collection, not unlike magnetic poetry, my attention is  drawn to a select few as this poem almost writes itself.                                                                                                                                                             

begin early

I gather winter seeds
imagine inner pathways

potent dreams grow inside        skeletal ideas develop strength

 the night yields
 as intuition restores
 a dark balance






About Joan Conway

My artistic passions are poetry and collage. But I am curious human, always exploring new mediums, new opportunities for creative expressions.
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6 Responses to Winter Collage- A Dark Balance

  1. kfullerton says:

    Beautiful wings

  2. Joan Conway says:

    thanks sister

  3. What a winter it’s becoming – we haven’t been blasted like you folks in Terrace – here it’s soft layer after soft layer of snow. Skis instead of snowshoes. Sun glinting through snow-laden spruce. And now that February is here, thoughts of seeds, of beginnings, of what’s under all that snow, begin to surface.Thanks for this lovely offering, Joan.

  4. Cheri Reidy says:

    Yes! Thanks for sending ( I know it was a while ago). Very wonderful to see the art and the words holding this space of dream time and conservation. You took the Water wisdom into the bones and ran with it. This is so Water and so you! To distill , concentrate, conceive … As always, I admire the innate ability you have to grasp the subtle and root it in art for your own pleasure and deepening. Much love and appreciate for who you are Water Woman. Cher

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. Leslie says:

    Beautiful, Joan. I love the image of skeletal ideas developing strength. Thought building as opposed to body building.

    • Joan Conway says:

      Hi Leslie, for some reason I am just seeing this now, and here we are shifting into spring, hope to see you soon.

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