After gluing on the three faces of Jonathan I added a hand to the scissors and attached that then drew the arm, the background blinds and the light. Then I looked back at my cutout pieces and played around with the words I had also drawn for the assignment and added "mistakes."
But that is not the whole story, or even the correct story. I did a larger collage first, hated it, felt it was too much, too busy, and trimmed off some parts of it. Here was the original:
This lesson was a killer for me. I don't even know how many hours I spent trying to come up with this arrangement, idea, story. I worried over it so long that I don't even know how I feel about the final product. But even for the difficulties and the struggles, it was a huge learning process and makes me appreciate what my students go through when I give them an assignment that is difficult for them.