Thursday, May 22, 2014

VISUAL JOURNALING

Journals are not only places to write; you can draw, doodle, collage, paint, you name it.  Here are some prompts/ideas for a visual page in your journal:

1. What's the story behind your name?  What is its etymology? Why were you named that?

2. What happened in the world the day you were born?  Find newspapers, magazines, and use the news to create images, drawings, and pictures.

3. What was your favorite place to hide as a child? Draw your memories of the place.  Use colored pencils, crayons, pens, paints, and bring the place to life.

4. What are your favorite foods?  The best meal you ever had? What foods do you detest? Find pictures in magazines and create a collage of your eating life.

5. What places in the world do you want to visit? Travel magazines are a great source of images.  Cut and paste a few of your favorite places and create a visioning board.

The visual journal can also be complemented with words.  Narrate a story or simply jot down your thoughts and feelings looking and creating the images.  How do you feel while you paint or draw?  What changes do you notice in yourself from the beginning to the end of the work?

AND DON'T FORGET: THE INNER JOURNEY: JOURNALING IN THE MODERN AGE
THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY
60 WEST WALTON, CHICAGO
SATURDAY JUNE 14 - 1 TO 5 PM
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