The art journal is a tool for exploration, dreaming, healing, self-reflection, creativity, play, and a sacred space to refine our relationship with our self. In a nutshell, it is a means to becoming our own best friend.
When we become our own best friend, we support a relationship with the person who is with us 24/7. We create a stable and sound understanding of who we are right now.
When we spend time to know ourselves deeply and understand our desires and dreams as well as our challenges and obstacles, we begin to open the pathways to designing the lives we want.
By reflecting on ourselves, and our unique and quirky ways, we begin to love ourselves, forgive ourselves, and embrace who we are despite what any other voice says. As we establish a loving connection with our essence, nothing can stop us from living our authentic lives and manifesting our dreams.
Art Journaling Classes & Workshops
Finding the Magic: An afternoon devoted to finding the “magic” of making art in a journal – a sacred place devoted to yourself, your dreams, your intentions. You’ll learn art making skills, tips on journaling, and begin the art journaling adventure.
Art Journaling Through the Chakras: an eight-week series devoted to exploring each Chakra (energy center) and your relationship to the energy in your lives that this Chakra supports and invites you into. (also offered in week long retreats)
Heart of Presence: an eight-week series focused on learning art skills in the journal while evoking a sense of presence and inner guidance as you play with new tools to inspire your creativity. (also offered in week long retreats)
Ready to begin your Art Journaling journey?
The Journal is the “room” in which we have an intimate dialogue with ourselves in words, color, marks, lines, and bits of ephemera pasted into the pages.
It is the outward expression of the inner world.
It is a way we know ourselves and understand our unique ways of seeing, to explore, to dialogue with the inner landscape, and understand our relationship with the world.
Through journaling, we explore our unique ways of seeing, and begin to know ourselves as we dialogue with the inner landscape, in order to understand our relationship to the world.
The Journal is, literally, a friend.
The best friend.
One who listens.
One who is non-judgmental.
One who is spacious, kind, open, accepting.
The art journal becomes the creative document of our lives, reminding us where we’ve come from and the dreams we have yet to explore.
Words from former students…