Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Journal Class Countdown

Gently nudging myself forward; getting used to being home again with all the familiar sights and diversions. 

Daffodils greeted me on my morning stroll; the world is yellow, the color of new beginnings. 

 Monday the Journal Class begins; now that I've unpacked my suitcases and sent off my taxes I can turn my energies toward the final preparations. We're all excited. New journals are being made, old ones are being dusted off, budding writers and mixed media aficionados are gathering up their favorite supplies in anticipation.

Meanwhile I'm going over the videos and lessons I prepared before my travels; adding to and making sure everything's there that needs to be there. 

I want it to be wonderful. 

I want to encourage you to be lifelong journal keepers.

I read a book title this week that intrigued me. It was "Write It Down, Make It Happen".

I believe in those words.

We learn to know ourselves more deeply.

We admit to the dreams we dared not name.

We find that we can make amazing things come into our lives.

And in the process of unfolding our hearts we create beauty.

 We become better writers and better artists.

We discover how much we can grow. 

My journal is my guidance system, confidant and the place I go to meet myself.

Join us if you can. It's going to be a great party. 


Judy Shreve said...

Thank you for this post! It's March already??- lol
I had forgotten to sign up - but took care of that just now. Can't wait!

Deb's Artful Journey said...

I cant wait! I have definitely been counting down to it.

(BTW, I stopped being able to see videos on Moz/Fox about half way through Wax class. Will you add a direct link to vimeo?) Thanks so much!!

bohemiannie! art said...

Your journal pages are beautiful and inspiring. Hope I can join you next time!

huntla1 said...

First, I love the photo of the daffodil and the Buddha. Beautiful. Second, your journal pages are beautiful and look so rich with life. Third but not last and certainly not least, I am so looking forward to the journaling class. To wake up to Judy videos again is fantastic. I certainly hope that you can get me off dead center and pointed toward journaling everyday. Can't wait.

Melinda said...

I just can't wait!

eb said...

for my journal
and deep listening
set aside
this winter
to allow
other things
to come forward
the intrusion of
an interfering accident
are a guiding light...

xox - eb.

Julatti said...

We can say all our thoughts and feelings with art and your certainly have, there wonderful and creative, thank you for sharing :)

Dawn E. Shepherd Nguyen said...

Hi Judy,
I have read that book and it is every bit as good as the title leads you to believe. The writer is actually local (Edmonds, WA) :)
The book is simple but powerful.
Getting excited-see oyu soon,

Caterina Giglio said...

beautiful, my journal is my sanctuary... love your images and words...

Laura Twiford said...

SO looking forward to beginning this workshop with you Judy! Your journaling is such an inspiration to me!

Sandra L. said...

Is that Buddha in your yard? If so, how lucky you are!

I have a beautiful photo of a Buddha in the snow in front of a really old tree that was given to me by a former co worker. I should use it in a journal!

Welcome home!

Susana Tavares said...

Love your pages and messages :)

Parabolic Muse said...

What you've said about good. I find that I leave journaling for last instead of first, in my creativity list. I could definitely use this class right now, and I hope it's available again. Artfest kind of rearranged my schedule. time. it is the stuff life is made of.

femminismo said...

art fest? Where? Got to Google that. Your journal pages are wonderful, as always.

Courtenay said...

LOVE your style. I appreciate the writing you do on your pages. I also like to include a lot of writing.

Trece said...

I HAVE that book!! Sits just to my right, on my desk.
I love your use of the week-long journal spread technique. It shows how words and art CAN co-exist. So often mine are 2 separate books.