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Art Journaling with How-to Videos

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I did a voiceover on this video. It turned out to be pretty hilarious, it made me laugh anyway (did you know that if you laugh at yourself, other people can only laugh with you and not at you? My dad taught me this, so get laughing girlfriends!) [...]

Journal Technique Classes

Texture Mania! – Sunday April 2nd

Get ready to have a blast with textures of all kinds! We are going to get a little crazzzzzzy creating texture plates that are perfect for visual journaling.

What does a woodburning, string, canvas, needlepoint, […]

Visual Journal Groups

Visual Journal Table of Creativity

WEDNESDAY @ BOTHELL SENIOR CENTER we have a visual art journaling group and there is no creative experience or skills required! I’ll bring an activity to help you get started and all the supplies you’ll need. More Info…

EVERY THURSDAY @ ARTWORKS we have a visual journaling gathering and there is no creative experience or skills required! I’ll bring an activity to help you get started and all the supplies you’ll need. More Info…

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.

May 2017 Art Journal Pages 2

I did a voiceover on this video. It turned out to be pretty hilarious, it made me laugh anyway (did [...]

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Shining Tribe – Search for Meaning

Getting into using Tarot cards for journal prompts and I found this amazing card deck that takes you [...]

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May 2017 Art Journal Pages

This might possibly be the worse video you've ever seen but I was brave enough to record it and [...]

What People are Saying

I love visual journaling with Karen Dawn! She teaches us the creative outlet and emotional value of putting our thoughts and feelings down on paper with texture and color, pictures or drawings. Her positive attitude and open heart, causes everyone in her presence to feel totally comfortable and included. She opened me up to the secrets of visual journaling and keeps me coming back for more!
What a fun session. Karen had all the supplies we could possibly need. There were many ways we could complete the project, which made it creative and everyone was very engaged. Karen is a delight!
Karen Dawn is passionate about helping people. Through teaching Visual Journaling, Karen helps people to lead richer lives, more in touch with themselves and their emotions. Karen is knowledgeable, organized and dedicated, it is clear, that she is excited about what she is doing. This allows her to reach out to people and establishes trust which in turn facilitates healing and centering.
Excellent. Great class. I just love it!!! I learn something new every meeting and I look forward to the next class with excited anticipation. Great group members –friendly, fun, inspiring, and talented. Leader Karen has so many creative ideas and superb at presenting imaginative and fun projects. Karen is a talented and patient teacher.
Thanks for being part of my journey, Karen. I learn so much from you. You’ve helped me get back in touch with and trust my healing intuitive side.

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.

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 [...]

First Week of February

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

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 [...]

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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Why Journal Writing is Not a Dumping Ground

I do my journal writing mostly in the morning. Whenever I mention this morning writing, Julia Cameron's Morning Pages, as she writes about in her book The Artist Way, seems to comes up for a [...]

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, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]