Tuesday, January 12, 2016

That Upcoming Class on Meaning-full Journaling...

I just keep writing...ideas keep popping into my head, in my studio, in bed, at the computer, in the shower...I'm beginning to wonder if I'll be able to actually stop and launch the thing!  6 more pages written today...

And yes, this is how I prepare for a class.  Scribble, scribble, note, cross out, arrows, boxes, transcribe, print, scribble on THAT...retype with changes...

Take photos, choose sketches, make lists...

And of course I'll be adding my visual on how to tip in pages...if I can find it...and shoot photos of the journal I DID so much of that in...

This one will be one of the shots to illustrate thoughts on using other methods to produce meaningful journal images.  I made most of these stamps myself, things that resonate with me, but some are special commercial ones, too...
I'm compiling my Resources Document on journaling and art...books and such...and resisting the urge to include everything out that's there!  Mostly I am only including the ones I actually own and that have proven personally meaningful over the years.  One, The New Diary by Tristine Rainer, was published in the late 70s, but it's as timely as tomorrow's sunrise.

And of course I just ordered another book on the subject...siiiigh...

(If you have a personal favorite, I'd love to hear about it...)


The class will take place here on blogger; I'll set up a new blog just for class members and make everyone co-contributors so everyone will be able to post, share journal pages (if they wish), ask questions, whatever.


  1. Hi Cathy!

    When do you estimate the new course will begin? It sounds absolutely delightful.

    Victoria Smith

  2. Truthfully, I don't know. When it's ready! When I'm finished writing. I don't want to rush it, I want it to develop organically.

    It will still grow as we work together in the blog, it will stay alive and not static, but still...no idea yet, sorry!

    Watch this space!

  3. Oooooooh loving the sound of this! Keep us posted.

  4. This sounds delightful and I am in. A big favorite book of mine is
    Drawing From Life: The Journal as Art by Jennifer New. Out of print (published 2005) but still available

  5. I've got to pull my horns in this year, but I'm putting aside my pennies for this!It sounds brilliant. Can't wait!

  6. I'm so looking forward to this class and enjoy reading about your process preparing it. A book I found helpful and inspiring is Journal Keeping: Writing for Spiritual Growth, by Luann Budd.

  7. Oh Kate, let me know when your new class starts! I'd totally love to join in!


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