What makes you feel most alive? What are those places, things, people and activities that make the area between your belly button and chest cavity swoon? For some artists who use art journaling as a means of exploring their creativity, it may be the sea. It could be the mountains or a sunset. Or, is it an urban landscape or a poem? It can be all of these things.
Lately, it has been walks in my woods. With the pandemic swirling and keeping us physically disconnected, the urge to be outdoors and to use all of my senses to observe has been my way of keeping grounded and is where my creativity keeps churning.
Every day I take walks and this summer, fall and early winter I set out in the afternoon to take photos, often close up with my macro lens. There is a fulfillment and paying attention to that which we can easily overlook. Getting up close seems to give me a different perspective, a bit of peace, and a pang of enjoyment.
May you always cultivate that which makes you feel most alive. As the philosopher Joseph Campbell is famous for saying, “follow your bliss”. Whether that is in nature, the city, the sky, books, poems, theater, dance. Go where your heart leads you.
Want to explore Art Journaling further?
Is your inner world craving creative expression? You can answer the call through the beautiful practice of Art Journaling. In this online class, I will guide you in building art journal pages based on universal themes such as compassion, ancestral memory and more. There will be time for sharing our journal spreads and discussion.
Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25
Times: 7-8:30 pm ET
Online via Zoom
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