Anticipation: revisiting a journal exercise

Standing on the edge of the unknown, we anticipate.  We over-think.  And create anxiety that has no place to land. There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. – Alfred Hitchcock I created this journal exercise about 5 years ago to meditate on: releasing the anxiety around the unknown when…

Slingshot: limbo anticipation? #journal #ramblings

I’ve been mulling over the slingshot image for a few days now. I have been recognizing a darkness and a certain kind of fatigue in the air of late. In many in my circle. Certainly in me. I feel like I am being pulled backward, downwards– just when I thought I had it all figured…

JOURNAL SERIES Part 5: REFLECTION: ANTICIPATION, PROCESS and AFTERMATH.

I am working on a new journal series to connect with my book  Drawn Together- Maintaining Connections and Navigating Life’s Challenges With Art. I am a great believer in sharing my creative process!  That is how Drawn Together was created in the first place- through journals and blogposts. As I build the journal series, I…

ANTICIPATION. #Journaling exercise PART 4: draw out the poetry. #arttherapy

I’m developing a journal exercise around anticipation. Recall in Part 1, I encouraged you to write about the words: ANTICIPATION, PROCESS and AFTERMATH. In part 2, we wrote freely, deconstructed and wove the words together. In part 3 we drew out the fear. Today, let’s write about what we leave behind after anticipation and process.  Then draw…

ANTICIPATION. #Journaling exercise PART 3: draw out the fear. #arttherapy

I’m developing a journal exercise around anticipation.  Recall in Part 1, I encouraged you to write about the words: ANTICIPATION, PROCESS and AFTERMATH. In part 2, we wrote freely, deconstructed and wove the words together: Today write about how anticipation can cause fear.  Is it self-sabotage or is it part of the process? Draw how it feels….

ANTICIPATION. #Journaling exercise PART 2 woven collage. #arttherapy

I’m developing a journal exercise around anticipation.  Recall in Part 1, I encouraged you to write about the words: ANTICIPATION, PROCESS and AFTERMATH. In this entry write freely about ANTICIPATION: Using dry pastel- color each line. Rub it down. Spray it with hairspray. Now cut strips. Weave them together. We anticipate events.  As we process them,…

ANTICIPATION. #Journaling exercise PART 1 #arttherapy

I’m developing a journal exercise around anticipation.  I was moved to do it a. as I was struck this week by my father’s aging and b. as I was watching my students courageously tackle exercises thrown at them during a voiceover studio field trip. For Part 1, I’d like you to write about the words:…