The theme for July is “Journey”. Held a special 4 hour – yes, count ’em FOUR hours of creative energy – workshop yesterday. The participants focused on a painful experience, what strengths they developed as a result of the pain and how God’s love or “the universe’s grace” touched them.
People could share as much or as little as they chose. It was a wonderful group of women. (All you men, where are you?!!!!)
Take a look at a sample of wonderful paintings and mini-journals the participants created yesterday!
To see all the paintings and journal pages click HERE!
Process painting, Journey from Dark to Light
“Everything in life ministers to our development. Our lesson is to study and learn… Tests are either stumbling blocks or stepping stones, just as we make them.” Abdu’l-Baha, The Baha’i World Faith
Mini journal – 2- page spread
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!
Added squiggly lines and pastels
This is the finished page – I lost interest in the left side!
Sept 3: Added squiggly lines and pastels
Smeared gesso (white paint works too) over the magazine images to blur them
Step 2: Smeared gesso (white) over top of pictures
- 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!
Step 1: pasted magazine pictures onto page that I smeared with paint.
Can you figure out what the focus of my gratitude was?