Entrance or Exit?
Gateway may be more precise. I consider collage to be my gateway to creativity.
Typically, I’ll start my day in the studio with a #dailycollage. I work in a 6 by 6 square in my sketchbook, pulling pieces from trays of papers and ephemera organized roughly by color family.
The puzzle solving aspect of putting the pieces together sparks the expression of my imagination. I find it an easy jump to painting once I’m in the flow!