Collages and Matted Prints

    c.119w collagers & matted framersCollages often consist of things pasted over other things. The end result is a picture comprised of the pieces — or parts — of the whole. Collage People are always on the go. They double and triple book themselves to avoid downtime or quiet time.

    Matted prints have a border creating space. Matted-Print People pace their experiences, often revisiting them — similar to rereading a favorite book, or reminiscing with a friend.

    With time and proximity, Collage People and Matted-Print People have been known to rub off on one another, though it can be hard for the two to relate.

    Collage People tend to move faster, rushing forward, rarely stopping or looking back. They tend to skim the surface. Quantity of experience is of import.

    Matted-Print People tend to move slower, meandering — sometimes forward, sometimes backwards, sometimes they take the long way around — and detours are taken in stride. They tend to go deeper, contemplating, reminiscing, mulling. Depth of experience is of import.

    Collage People will have photos from any happening they attend. Even hundreds or thousands from a single event. Matted-Print People may or may not have any.

    Collage People understand intellectually they can’t have it all, but they’re going to do their best to prove themselves and — everyone else — wrong. Matted-Print People are content picking and choosing their experiences. They quietly step aside as Collage People race by.

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    Heewon Azad - May 29, 2013 - 6:12 am

    I love this piece. Reminds of my favorite monk writer’s piece. He talked about taking time to appreciate the life surrounding us. I nam going to try to slow down some.

    Tammy Bleck - May 29, 2013 - 6:51 pm

    Well you learn something new every day. I immediately thought of myself as a Collage person. But after reading your full description, I am clearly a Matted Print. Unless of course, we consider that I am a mutation of both. Stranger things have happened! FUN read, Tana!

    Tana Bevan - May 30, 2013 - 10:30 am

    Hi Tammy — I’ll keep that in mind. *smiles* Thanks for sharing.

    Tana Bevan - May 30, 2013 - 10:33 am

    Hi Heewon — It does seem to be one of those universal challenges, finding the balance between stopping to smell the roses and accomplishing what you set out to do. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.