Visual Journaling: Getting Started

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.

What You Need

  • 9×12 spiral bound notebook
  • glue sticks
  •  magazines, old cards
  • a selection of  paints
  • scissors
  • markers
  • 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!

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About Joan Conway

My artistic passions are poetry and collage. But I am curious human, always exploring new mediums, new opportunities for creative expressions.
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One Response to Visual Journaling: Getting Started

  1. leslie says:

    hello my friend,
    i have finally had a few moments to spend with your delightful work on your new blog space. i’m specially drawn to this art journalling, what you’ve done and how (maybe – someday) it might be an avenue for me too.
    also, so many congratulations on your lovely little studio!!

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