Visual Journaling: Getting started
Journal writing is a constant companion. I use it to process, gain clarity, and unload a whole lot of baggage. Visual journaling extends this avenue of connection. I discovered this tool when a good friend handed me Sheri Gaynor‘s Creative Awakenings: Envisioning the Life of your Dreams through Art in 2010. Shortly afterwards I signed up for her on line course. Through Sheri’s guidance, I was able to deepen my explorations. Visual journaling is very immediate, I don’t have to trick my mind into letting go. I can simply experience and allow the images to work through me.
- 9×12 spiral bound notebook
- glue sticks
- magazines, old cards
- a selection of paints
- anything that strikes your fancy (glitter, tissue papers, etc.)
To begin it is good to remember to keep it simple. There is no wrong way!