We are so glad that you decided to join us. We believe that this is going to be fun, encouraging and worthwhile for all of us. If you don’t want to do ‘art’ journal pages, then just do journaling the way you want to. We are certain that you will be encouraged and inspired by whatever method you choose to respond to our prompts. Journaling has a way of making your life change for the better. Allow yourself to play and relax your mind by letting it spill out onto your pages. Give yourself a break…it’s okay if your pages aren’t pretty. You will learn so much more about yourself than you think you know. So scribble, make messes, write words, draw images, and add pictures. Anything goes. A journal can, without a doubt, be a powerful tool for positive change.
To get started, collect things for your pages. You will need a magazine of any size, gesso or other water based primer, some modeling paste or joint compound or toothpaste. We haven’t tried toothpaste but I think it will work (hmm…let me know), a glue stick, and duct tape or packing tape. Finally, you will definitely need a few tubes of any type of water based paint, crayons, colored pencils, ink, or water based oil pastels. Something to cover all of your pages.
Now look around your house. Search for meaningful images; magazine clippings; word clippings; letters; numbers; all sorts of paper including wrapping, wallpaper, tissue paper, cards, paper bags, etc.; things to make marks with including pens, markers, pencils, crayons, etc.; things that create texture including kitchen utensils, corduroy fabric, bark, scrunched paper, glitter, yarn, etc.; if you have stencils great, but if you don’t we’ll talk about how to make them yourself; stamps if you have any; paper to draw/paint on; and needle and thread if you have it.
Meet me back here on Monday and we’ll get started. We are so excited!