Sunday, November 11, 2012

Art JOURNALING Class

A very interesting weekend retreat Visual Journaling,
a community education class taught locally
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AHA Center- Artful Healing Academy
Director Becky Cox-Certified Art Therapist 
It was a small class with four students but very effective
Some amazing art was shared and healing at the same time
Christina made a 3-D art piece-very creative
We explored our physical well being
Emotional feelings with collage art and words
Left and Right Brain thinking 
Examined our spiritual yearnings
Scribble drawings=Life's Complexity 
Medicine Cards-Totem Animals got me in
touch with my lost motherly feelings
Zen Drawing as I analyzed a multi-layered rock
and compared it to my life and growth
Using a Mandela to answer the question of my heart:
How bring my family together? The understanding
that came was: Unity is not conformity.

I have more journaling to do and experimenting with art as healing 
and to find understanding from this very insightful class.

3 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like a great class!

Linda Reeder said...

You are so open to learning and exploring!

dkzody said...

I keep a very large journal just so I can do things like this. Mostly, though I use words, scattered around on my pages. A month, or year, or even more, I will return to the page and often draw something around the word or use a word as a jumping-off point for a piece of writing.

Not only do I have my every day blog, but another one that write. I'm on Cowbird, Twitter, and Facebook. All places that require a variety of ideas and words and pictures. Keeping a journal helps with the writing.