Collage Lost and Found by Giuseppina Cirincione and Pretty Little Things by Sally Jean Alexander (she has a delicious website!) Both have lots of beautiful photos as well as step-by-step instructions and ideas for adding to your art.
Everyone has a story to tell. Maya Angelou once said there is nothing more painful then having an untold story inside you. Again, Clrissa Estes tells us, "Don't be a fool. Go back and stand under that one red flower and walk straight ahead for that last hard mile. Go up and knock on the old weathered door. Climb up to the cave. Crawl through the window of a dream. Sift the desert and see what you will find. It is the only work we have to do."
Find a worthy person. Tell your story.