I use a lot of collage in my therapy practice. There's something about it that helps bring the subconscious forward, and not having to draw or paint anything original can do wonders for your feelings of insecurity or anxiety. Also I like cutting things up and putting them back together.
So in any case, I collage. The atc's here used to be one large collage, but I didn't know what to do with it, so I turned the collage over and cut it up into atc size cards. There's a theme. There's sadness and longing and wanting and grieving and hope and now that it is cut up into pieces it's a little easier for me to handle.