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For more than 10 years, I have engaged in the practice of keeping a Visual Journal.  It has become one of my favorite creative outlets for processing life, exploring emotions, and tuning into the center of my own being.  Not only have I found tremendous healing and personal transformation through this process, but I have led others through the process as well.  Every time I facilitate a journal workshop, participants are pleasantly surprised by the profound experience of playing with simple art materials on the page.

You may be wondering, what is a visual journal?  Well, it is much like any other form of journal in that it is a place to record your thoughts.  However, with a visual journal the primary difference is that you include art supplies as tools as well.  Using a pen to write out your thoughts is optional.  Anything goes on the page: crayons, markers, paints, stamps, collage papers, cut images, glue and tape.

The above image I created in my first ever Visual Journal is a wonderful example of using many of those materials in one single session.  Layers upon layers of materials both reveal and hide my inner thoughts.

In the next few weeks I will be posting details about a brand new Visual Journal program that I will be offering at Unity Village, Mo.  In addition to sharing inspiration and ideas through the program, I will be sharing my personal journal pages with you here.  My hope is that they inspire you to pick up a sketch book and begin this wonderfully therapeutic process.

Love & Blessings on Your Creative Journey,

Rev. Jen

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