The journal process is a metaphor for layers and layers of experiences, feelings and thoughts of our lives; Some things covered up; Bits and pieces of others showing through; Each layer enriching the next; Forever creating who we are.
The pages are layered more and more with stacked writing, collage, spontaneous poetry, faux sketching, paint, stencils, torn paper, tissue paper, magazine images, words, tissue paper, stenciling, markers, foil, torn paper, cut paper, scribbles, scratches, doodles and all things creative.
(The colors in the slides are not as rich and deep as the originals — I’m having trouble with iphoto)
Can you believe that these were done with a credit card as their “paint brush”?
These are from the Monday afternoon Therapeutic Creative Expression GroupShop.
Not one drop of acrylic pain on the floor but there was some on the wall!
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!