Making a 3D Collage of Yourself

By Anna Rose Meeds

Who are you?

Meanings Writing utensils - major and education/school Cat - stuffed animals and cats Mask - theater Pompom person - treatment Roses - name and love of flowers Books - literature Jade dog - longing to travel especially to China Glass slipper - Cinderella Crown - love of princesses Earrings - my love of those too Trophy - public speaking Cross - faith Movies - Lord of the Rings Shell - river by house and nature
Meanings:
Writing utensils – major and education/school
Cat – stuffed animals and cats
Mask – theater
Pompom person – treatment
Roses – name and love of flowers
Books – literature
Jade dog – longing to travel 
Glass slipper – Cinderella
Crown – love of princesses
Earrings – my love of those too
Trophy – public speaking
Cross – faith
Movies – Lord of the Rings
Shell – river by house and nature

That seems like such a simple question, but when you think about it deeply, it can be difficult to answer. Who are we? What makes up what we are deep down? Personality, values, genetics, thoughts?

 Philosophers, psychologists, artists, and ordinary people have pondered this for years. Yet, everyone seems to have differing opinions. What we all can agree on is that people are unique and amazing creatures who are difficult to understand fully.

Discovering more about yourself can be helpful. If you know what you like and believe in, you can stand up for your needs while caring for others. Being aware of yourself opens you up to seeing what others need. Sounds strange, but it is true.

So, I want to encourage you to try to explore who you are. This does not just mean what you do for work or your name. I want you to look deep down and try to capture the essence of yourself.

One way to do this is by making a 3D collage. To do this, you simply need to look around your room and find objects that describe yourself. If you want to find more objects, search through the rest of the house, snap photographs on a walk in a nearby city, buy a few items at a thrift store, print off pictures online, etc. Do not limit yourself.

Once you have complied all of the things that help define you, arrange them and take a picture. List each item and the reasons that it represents you. Some of your choices might surprise you and perhaps even leave you wondering why you chose them. Although I have done this exercise several times, it turns out differently after each one. Try not to judge but analyze the 3D collage.

Thinking about who you are can be frightening. However, I advise you to try delving into this topic perhaps by making a 3D collage. Learning about yourself can be an amazing and eye-opening experience.

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About annarosemeeds

I am a writer and speaker who wants to spread hope, truth, and awareness. After struggling through many years of depression, eating disorders, anxiety, aspergers, and numerous other illnesses, I have finally begun to see a light at the end of the tunnel which I want to share with all those who need encouragement and support. Creativity and imagination play an important role in my life and recovery.

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