I’ve been quite introspective lately,…quietly spending time reading, journaling and doing a tremendous amount of thinking about who I am and where I want to go in my life; what is it that I want to achieve? Soul searching, I guess you could say.
I can’t say I’ve come to any real concrete conclusions but I feel like the answers are close at hand. I know that I have to continue working on my health and that I don’t just want to create art but that it is truly a NEED for me; something I absolutely MUST do. Now, the only question is how to incorporate that into a job or career.
I’m still working on that part.
Anyway, here is the Art Journal spread that came about from all of those hours of deep thinking (as always, click to see it larger):
One thought I’m having is that because art journaling has become such an important part of my life, that I want to share it with others. I’m just beginning my journey into Art Journaling in a formal format (actual bound books as opposed to just random scraps of paper here and there) but I live in a tiny little town that has NO kind of art offerings...absolutely none! I think I could share my vision of Art/Visual Journaling to other women (and men, although I doubt in this neck of the woods any men would dip into it) through a class I could give at the local community center.
Is that a crazy idea? Am I nuts?
I’ve even started putting together a supply list, started working out the details/outline of actually giving the class, testing the waters by asking some of the women I know about possible interest (and I have 3 women that want to sign up already and I’m still just tossing it around…WOW!) I am also reading every book I can get my hands on dealing with the subject to familiarize myself to different styles of Visual Journaling.
This is something I really think I could do, that I am positive I would enjoy doing, that wouldn’t stress me physically or emotionally, and would allow me the ability to not only share something I love but also to continue healing without hurting my progress. It would also allow me to feel that I’m being productive and not just sitting here, rotting away. (That’s a biggie!)
So, tell me…is this an insane idea? Really, give me your thoughts…I want to know! Be honest, I’m a big girl...I can take it.
Peace & Love,