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Soul Journaling: Days 8 and 9

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Soul Journaling Day Eight: The painted tape pages

Soul Journaling Day Nine: More work on the inchies

We’ve had snow on the ground today. We’re enjoying a quiet day by the fire, and amid our art materials, of course! My daughter created a lovely painting of the snow fall, and her friend painted a sunset over a stream flowing down the mountains. I’d share them here, but they haven’t given me permission, so you’ll have to use your imagination.

These pictures show some of the work that I’ve done today. I am loving these Soul Journaling prompts because I am learning so much about visual journaling, book binding (I’m learning that on the side), creating pages, making backgrounds, using art materials (which pens work on which types of paint, for example), and the whole never-ending process of creativity.

I saw a video today of someone using their artwork to punish children. I was a bit disturbed! What quicker way to turn children off from a desire to create and express themselves? I guess some people will use anything to create a “teachable moment.” Art should be used to foster positivity, joy, and hope. It’s such a healing and self-affirming activity. Many of the skills and knowledge gained from learning to create beautiful work translate directly to learning how to create a beautiful life.


Written by cherapple

1 December, 2009 at 2:04 pm

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  1. beautiful inchie pages! i’ve never done inchies but they intrigue me because they look like mosaic pieces that reveal just enough of something to make you wonder what the bigger story is. love it!

    just signed up for creative everyday – maybe i’ll see you over there too!


    2 December, 2009 at 10:01 pm

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