I just spent two weeks in Tucson, dog and house sitting for my niece. I love being in a new place with no distractions to hike, explore, contemplate, and work in my journal -- we hiked in Saguaro National Park, where the iconic saguaro cactuses fill the dry landscape.
I gathered some materials from the tourist office, from the gem and mineral show I attended, and from the park for journaling ephemera, and just messed around a bit. Is there a theme? Not really, sometimes it's all about playing around with no intention, some revelation might occur, or not. This is an important aspect to creativity - to mess around with no goal. Some of the collages I like, others not so much, and that's okay. I might add more work to some of these, I might not. It is good to let the control-oriented, rational mind take a back seat for a while.
Here are some of the results: