This mixed media collage was created from an assortment of items included in a brown bag during the annual Midwest Collage Society retreat in Milford, Indiana ( Sept 19-23,20120). One of our traditions is to provide each participant with a brown bag of miscellaneous items and they create a work of collage art. The items I chose from my brown bag were: a variety of papers, bamboo sticks, a gingko leaf ( a favorite of mine), some gold foil paper and a I added a little seed I had found on the beach in Florida several years ago. I am always amazed how unique and different each artist's project turns out. The rules for this challenge are: use what you like and add anything of your own.