DAILY JOURNAL WORKSHOP SERIES:
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
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)