Visual Journaling and Expressive Art

Starting a expressive art Visual Journal is one way to bring healing into your daily life. Unresolved emotions and chronic stress are directly connected to illness and health. Using a visual journal can help you to overcome these unwanted effects.

Expressive art journaling can help you to make a deeper connection with your soul. Journals can also help you find purpose and meaning in your live.

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Body Mapping with Chakras

Using the chakra system as a guide to explore body mapping was an interesting way to gain a new perspective […]

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Head and Body Mapping

These journal pages are both from a class I gave on body mapping. There are so many fun ways to […]

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Body Map and Compass

Two more pages from the body mapping class I taught to my Visual Journal Meetup group.

Morning Pages

Morning time is precious to me. Maybe it’s because everything is still quiet, not yet stirred up by the busyness of the day, not tainted or bruised. The mornings offer me a fresh start, time to make things new again or to take on a new perspective. I love this unspoiled time of day and I have made it a habit to make it mine, to claim MY time and know that it is my most important time of day.

In 2014 I completed the 12 week Artist Way program and started writing every morning, these pages were called Morning Pages and were designed to invite creativity. In 2015 I transformed this practice into something more visually creative. I now use this time as a morning meditation, a time to reflect and appreciate my life.

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A Morning Page Trick

I really love seeing how these pages come out, I think the trick is to create them without really thinking too much about what you are doing, that’s when the hidden messages really come out […]

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First Week of February

I like opening up to lines that are not straight, who says artists can draw straight lines, ha!

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Positive Changes

Giving new things a try isn’t always easy, in fact it’s a stretch for most of us. I’m glad I have my morning pages to reflect on the changes that are taking place in my […]

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February Morning Pages

Playing around with new calendar pages for 2016, this should prove to be an interesting year.

Personal Journal Pages

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Morning Pages – Writing for Meaning

This last week I mentioned that I write morning pages in my traditional writing journal. Whenever I mention this morning writing, Julia Cameron’s morning pages, as she writes about in her book The Artist Way, […]

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Being Present

There’s a lot of books, presentations, and workshops delivered by people who believe they have the answers, that want to help others navigate life, be successful and solve life’s challenges. I’ve tried to follow their advice, […]

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We Are Here to Be

I have been reading a very thought provoking book by an author I am new to. The book, What Matters Most, inspired the writing in this journal entry. As I try to justify my existence, […]

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Combined Journal Writing

I’ve been playing around with different ways of combining traditional journal writing with visual imaging. This entry uses water-based ink pens and watercolor. I like the way the watercolor combines with the ink to blend […]