I started this collage a few weeks ago when I was just trying to force myself to get back into making things. It had it's interesting bits, but I hit a wall and couldn't figure out where to go with it. I added a bit more than what you see here, and I had an inkling that what it really needed was to get "messed up" somehow, but I wasn't ready to do that, and set it aside for a while.
"Consider deliberately destroying that which you feel like you can't lose and see what happens to your piece and the vision for it in the process. In a collage on paper or in a textile piece, for example, take your scissors and cut directly through the center of the element that you are afraid to lose; disassemble it in service to the possibility of reassembly."
Synchronicity! So, I cut it up:
I liked these, but then I figured, hey, why not cut it up again?
These are only some of the pieces, and I'm still working on the arrangement. I actually think I should have kept it in the original four pieces, but you know what? It's all part of the learning process. But I do think this was a succesful experiment overall and led me to think about my collages in a new way.
By the way... I really recommend the book The Creative Block. It introduced me to a lot of great new artists, as well as learning more about some I already look up to.