Art Journaling is something I do in fits and spurts. It's a way for me to process what's going on in my life. It helps me cultivate creativity in many aspects, it's simply fun and therapeutic, almost like a form of mediation. It draws me out of my head, I'm not thinking about what I'm doing, I'm 100% in the moment, looking through magazines for colors, words and images that feel right, then arranging them together in a way that's visually pleasing to me or tells the story that I can't tell with words.
My day job is a not the most creatively stimulating job in the world and I crave the creative process, Maybe I've chosen the wrong profession? Yes, I probably should have been an artist and well I'm sure it's not too late, but another post another time, I'm just talking about art journaling today.
I might not always have time for an art class or to work on a big canvas, but art journaling can be done quickly and makes me feel like I've played and done something creative in what feels like an otherwise bleak day.
If this is something you are interested in and you're in my area I'm teaching an art journaling workshop on Sunday 11/13/16 12:30-3:30pm it's fun and rejuvenating and I'd love to share this special tool with all of you. You can sign up here under events scroll all the way to the bottom.
Have you ever been so excited about something the back of your eyes tingle when you think about it as if you're fighting back tears? That feeling that what you're doing might be forbidden?
Are you a procrastinator like me? Are you surprised to hear I’m a procrastinator? I do get a lot of work done and it’s in large part because I’ve learned how to make procrastination work for me.
Like running fast or long, creativity doesn't happen by accident. It takes consistency, discipline and hard work. We so often look at the work of others and think that they're so talented and we wrongly assume that talent means it's easy for them, when that's just not the case. Talent is when someone takes their passion and works hard to cultivate it. Talent doesn't mean easy.
Coming inside perfumed by tomatoes vines or rosemary bushes will remind me the rest of the day of the complex simplicity of life.
I went to the writing retreat in mexico I think at least subconsciously to figure out if I could write this book. But the problem was I didn't know that yet and I kept writing around it.
Getting out of the environment you spend the majority of your time in will help you create new neuro pathways in your brain. It upsets your normal routine which is great for me because I tend to get set in my ways and switching things up helps me think differently.
"Write a blog post extolling what a great meditation cooking is and watch what lesson the universe sees fit to give you."
"Creating a vision board is one of the best things you can do to help achieve your goals and be intentional about what you are trying to do and create"
"If you were planning a retreat for yourself what would be top of the list of your intentions?"
We started with a color wheel and much to my surprise I did get very frustrated trying something that feels so simple