Weekly Wrap Up 12.20.13

My art journal entries saturday

sweet sweet group for the art journaling workshop

 

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Making christmas gifts!

more art journaling fun

Weekly Wrap Up

taught 6 yoga classes taught 1 private lessons ran 3 miles walked 4.2 miles with a friend created a mentor program for my Lincoln job worked 45 hours at Lincoln bought christmas gifts had a friday night date with my sweetheart bike shop visit and dinner Lululemon visit to buy for myslef and others trip to Michaels to prepare for the art journaling workshop preped goodie bags for the art journaling attendees planned the art journaling workhsop art journaled visited a friend in the hospital waiting to have a baby went to see "The Dallas Buyers Club" made a late night dinner with my sweetheart satruday night taught the art journaling workshop had a business meeting after the workshop Made stew for my sweetheart worked on studio marketing visited a few yarn stores lunch meeting with my leadership Greensboro project team started knitting a few christmas presents opened lots of fun christmas cards from friends

Weekend Wish List read knit go see Snow Queen at triad stage Christmas shop run teach yoga

Tranquility Tour at GCY

  Tranquility Tour

Yesterday was nothing less than a dream come true.  Kimberly Wilson and Le Beau brought their Tranquility Tour to Greensboro Community Yoga.

Tranquility tour 3

The studio was full to the brim of beautiful inspiring women, full of passion, experience and  dreams.  We set intentions, learned mindfulness techniques, art journaled and did a bit of yoga.

Tranquility tour 2

These afternoons of putting dreams, goals and intentions on paper always leave me inspired and ready to share.  If you missed this afternoon of creative play and want to join us save the date for an afternoon of Art Journaling and intention setting at GCY with me December 15th 12pm-3pm.  More details to come soon.

Tranquility tour 4

 

Saturday Evening Studio delights

I'd been planning a little girlie get together for a few weeks. I had inspiration from the spring retreat I'd been on and I needed the girl time.  So I planned an evening of art journaling at the yoga studio.  I'll be offering art journaling evening workshops in the future at the studio for studio client's, but i wanted to do a run with my girlfriends first. Here is a picture blog of our night...

Hot tea, special glasses for each guest, wine and of course dark chocolate.
Hot tea, special glasses for each guest, wine and of course dark chocolate.
Max came to help out.... He's good at moral support.
Max came to help out.... He's good at moral support.
Special goodie bags for each guest.
Special goodie bags for each guest.
Lovely ladies getting inspiration!
Lovely ladies getting inspiration!
More Moral support!
More Moral support!
Additional Pages for my Journal.
Additional Pages for my Journal.
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A few more
A few more
Journal Pages
Journal Pages
That about sums it up...
That about sums it up...

Art Journaling

Heaps and heaps of supplies
Heaps and heaps of supplies

Ever since I came back from Kimberly Wilson's incredible Spring retreat, I've been doing a ton of art journaling.  A Blog reader/friend asked that I do a post specifically on art Journaling and how it works exactly.  I thought that was a great idea.

Because I'm working on an e-course about "Creative + Conscious Business" I wanted to make sure I had a dedicated note-book just for my business notes. Logically speaking this meant that I needed to start another art journal!  It gave me the opportunity to document the process (or at least my process) a little better.  This will mainly be a picture blog with supporting notes to help you along.

I'll be offering art Journaling evenings at the studio a few times a year, if you are interested let me know.

I start with lots of supplies, like the colorful tape and the sharpies above.

oodles and oodles of other supplies
oodles and oodles of other supplies

It's great to have lots of fun types of paper, stickers, tape, masking tape, and lots and lots of glues sticks!  Visit your local art store or Michael's, visit the scrap-booking section for innumerable ideas!

stacks of magazines and catalogs
stacks of magazines and catalogs

Then you leaf through the magazines and you pull out images that appeal to you for any reason or if you are art journaling a certain theme you'd find things around that theme.  It's your journal you do what speaks to you.

some images that appealed to me
some images that appealed to me
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Here is a sample of the pages I created today...

Pages 1-2
Pages 1-2
pages 3-4
pages 3-4
pages 5-6
pages 5-6
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pages 9-10
pages 9-10
pages 11-12
pages 11-12
pages 13-14
pages 13-14
pages 15-16
pages 15-16

If you were doing your own journal you could find some journal prompts and start writing with sharpies (they really work best) over the images.  The pages become this beautiful mixed media collage.  In this case I'm creating a business journal.  I'm working with specific writing prompts about what I want my business to look like and action plans. I've even heard of people art journaling a business plan (I wish i had known about that before I did mine last year!!).

writing prompts and musings
writing prompts and musings

The cover...

Cover of my business journal
Cover of my business journal

Have you ever done art journaling?  If so what do you like best?  Share your pictures and experiences with us!  I'd love to see what you come up with.

Here are a few journal prompts to get the juices flowing...

1) If you could tell your College Freshman Self one thing what would it be and why?

2) Are you doing what you love?  If so what can you do to keep it up and if not what can you do to get you where you want to go?

3) If money were no problem what would you be doing right now?