FYI – MY HeART of Spirituality

I’m posting my HeART of Spirituality workshops, spiritual art journal pages, tutorials etc. on a separate blog.  http://judywesterfield.wordpress.com,

The HeART of Spirituality,

It’s under JUDYwesterfieldas opposed to JUDITHWesterfield.  (It probably should be reversed since judy is definitely not as serious as Judith).  

As always, it’s been a steeeeeeep learning curve trying to figure out a new blog template (which I might change)  but it helps keep me occupied so I don’t have to focus on cleaning, thinking, washing, aches and pains or yard work.

Here’s my latest journal page for those of you who don’t want to subscribe to yet another blog and/or click on the above links.

Journal page, mixed media, Proverbs 11:16

Journal page, mixed media, Proverbs 11:16

My husband looked at it and asked who I wanted to strangle!  I just smiled knowingly . . .

https://judywesterfield.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/my-heart-proverb-1116/

Proverbially Curious

Don’t remember how I found Susan Wojtkowski’s blog I only remember the title of her blog irreversibly moi made me laugh, her love of rescue dogs made me smile and her online classes kept calling to me.

So I signed up for Art Journaling Through Proverbs.  The price made me happy and the novelty of journaling inspired by proverbs (with which I’m not very familiar) made me interested.

My first journal page

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Proverbs 31: 20-22. Journal page, collage, paint & pastel

I’ll share what we do and the Proverb we are focusing on.  So stay tuned for some more of my heART!

P.S. There’s still time to join the online class.  Here’s Susan’s description:

“Our first class/group course of 2016 is a journey through the Book of Proverbs!  If you enjoy art journaling (or would like to start) and want to spend time in the Bible this year, this group is a great way to go.  We will enjoy artsy fellowship in a private, fun and comfortable Facebook group while learning new art journaling techniques and discussing how to apply Proverbs in our daily lives.  Read on below for more details about this great group class that kicks off on February 1st!”

 

Jumbo Journal GroupShop, Week 4

Spontaneous Poetry was on tap for this week.  It’s easy, relaxing, expressive and turns everyone into a modern poet.

Here’s how:

  1. Cut words, phrases out of newspaper and magazines.
  2. When you’ve gotten a good pile of words focus on a theme, feeling, issue etc.
  3. Arrange the words on a blank sheet of paper to create a NON-rhyming poem (often called “free verse”)
  4. You can cut out individual letters to create plurals, prepositions, change tenses etc or simply write them in.
  5. Paste them down, paint them, outline them or leave them plain and you’re done!
Take a look!

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Colors of My Life – Jumbo Journal, Week 1, Tues. GroupShop

Making Therapeutic Healing Jumbo Journals.  This is an 8 week group/workshop.  (That’s why I call it a GROUPSHOP! clever, huh?)

We started with a JUMBO piece of paper (inspired by Jane LaFazio)  Used credit cards as “brushes” to smear “The Colors of my Life” all over the paper to create the background of the first layer.  

Then we talked about how the colors, movement, placement and shapes reflect each person’s life, hopes and experiences.  

Next the Jumbo-sized paper was folded to make an 8 page Jumbo Journal!  The JJ will be used to creatively record & explore each persons healing journey during the 8 weeks.  

You better take a look at the first process NOW.  Each week there will be a transformation of what each participant’s Jumbo Journal looks like!

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