On August 14th we’ll be playing with custom journal covers and methods that you can use to truly make your journal your own. You’ll learn several methods to get you started and discover lots of tips along the way.
NEW Monday Morning Journal Group for Women will focus on meaningful conversation both within our journal pages and around the table. My hope for this new group is to bring a more structured path to those seeking more meaning in their lives and their journal work. More Info…
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…
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!
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.
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.
Two more pages from the body mapping class I taught to my Visual Journal Meetup group.
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.
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]