Sneek a Peek into my Journal

Visual journaling is more fun for me than written –  I rarely reread my written entries but can look at the visual pages and know instantly what was happening, what I wanted to express (and things I wasn’t consciously aware of expressing!).

I also rarely reread what I write on the blog but the last post on gratitude stuck in my mind.  So here’s my gratitude page AND the process I used . . . in REVERSE ORDER!

Step 3

Added squiggly lines and pastels

This is the finished page – I lost interest in the left side!
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Sept 3: Added squiggly lines and pastels

Step 2

Smeared gesso (white paint works too) over the magazine images to blur them

Finished page - I lost interest in the left side! Paint, collage, pastel
Step 2:  Smeared gesso (white) over top of pictures

Step 1

  • I don’t like working on a white page so I spread paint on the blank page. Cut out about 20 pictures
  • Focused on my “gratitude” and picked pictures that caught my attention.
  • Pasted them down.  Didn’t matter they got wrinkled – just adds texture!
pasted magazine pictures
Step 1: pasted magazine pictures onto page that I smeared with paint.

Can you figure out what the focus of my gratitude was?

6 thoughts on “Sneek a Peek into my Journal

  1. Can you explain ‘visual journaling’ better to me? I’ve seen teachers use it, but it doesn’t resonate with me. Still, I bet it would with some of my students–who are more visually-oriented. I feel like I should understand it better.

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    1. Jacqui,
      I’ll try to update the Creative Expression page that better explains visual journaling. In the meantime it is simply using images (magazine collage, doodles, sketches etc.) and color to represent symbolically, metaphorically or literally thoughts/feelings/experiences instead words.

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  2. You dream of being free of the constraints of time, where your soul can fly and be inventive. The egg represents your capacity for creativity, for all things possible, while the sleeping figure is you, free of pain. The image is lovely.

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