DAILY JOURNAL WORKSHOP SERIES:
Part 6 INVITE ALTER STRETCH EXTEND
Part 22 EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE
Part 27 SHUT YOUR EYES AND SEE
Well, here we are! 35 days of journaling. Feel free to expand on the exercises. Feel free to copy and share. Feel free to say, “Fuck you, I hate these, I’m going my own way!” But I do encourage you to continue a daily relationship with your journal. It is YOU.
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Today, just play.
Personally, I have processed a lot in these exercises, and have come quite a ways in addressing my fears and anxieties. Journaling is not necessarily about solutions or cures, but it is about process and tools. And it’s addictive.
I fall back on this journal just as some other poor devil takes to drink.
Recommended: TEESHA MOORE
Here are some of my favorite books on journaling:
Artists’ Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages by Lynne Perrella
Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expressionby Sharon Soneff
Creative Awakenings- envisioning the life of your dreams through art by Sheri Gaynor
My next series will be about ARTISTS– one artist a week for 10 weeks- and we use that artist as a starting point for personal exploration.
- Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)
- Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
- Lisa Larson (1931- )
- George Grosz (1893-1959)
- Faith Ringgold (1930- )
- Jean Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)
- Willem de Kooning 1904-1997
- Otto Dix (1891-1969)
- Sue Coe (1951-)
- Lucian Freud (1922- 2011)