The practice of Visual Journaling and book making, cultivates insight into the nature of the creative mixed media process and its multiple meanings. Enriched by self trust and acceptance, paper, paint, words, pen, alternative materials, and line entwine to make expressive complex intimate creations. It's all about one's willingness to be vulnerable and raw for the sake of true freedom. Experiencing deep, honest, personal journeys and true connection to a world outside of us takes precedence over producing beautiful ‘pictures’. Ultimately, This practice is about depicting the fluidity of life, about effortlessly carrying one's self from one place to another and immersing one’s self right in the middle of humanity, vibrantly, passionately, and compassionately.
In a couple of days I will be in the woods by Prescott, AZ, with my beautiful friend and host Rebecca Brooks @patronsaintoftravel and a group of open hearted women for Passport to Journal, a workshop I’ve been personally very invested in in the last few years. It’s a full house and I am so eager in the most enlivening way possible.
If you are able and desire to take this particular workshop, I’ll be teaching it at my home in Salem, Oregon, next month, a couple of spots are still available. See way to connect with me to get info through my site in my bio.
“Bring with you an old passport that belonged to you or someone else, to an old family member, or to a complete stranger. You will turn it into a voluminous exciting journal, rich with your colors and textures, and packed with personal imagery. Trek through your intimate stories and make room on your pages for new ones. Honor its bearer’s life whether you know/knew that person or not. Be inspired by its stories and histories. Strip it from its formality by adding your own biographical anecdotes. Allow for playfulness and for the interplay between the concealing and revealing of visual and emotional information. Permit a spontaneous and sensorial celebration”
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