Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Art Journal Cover and Word

I am in Week 4 of my "Soul Restoration" journey. What an amazing trip it is so far!!! The course is all about sharing ourselves, our weak selves and our strong selves, our good memories and our bad ones through art. By creating and putting these thoughts {some unpleasant ones} into our art we can heal in ways maybe not possible before. It is working wonders for me!!! Today I wanted to share the cover of my Art Journal with you. This, by far, is my favorite part of the course!! LOVE it!!!!!!!!

Art Journal cover
Here are a few close-ups...

Inside of my journal is filled with journaling prompts Melody has provided throughout the class. These are helping me with all aspects of my life. I have always believed in the power of the written word.

Because of this course I now believe when you mix pictures and paint and glue with words...WOW! That's when the miracles happen. I know that sounds kind of crazy...but it is soooo TRUE!

A page in progress

A letter I wrote to my "Weak Self"
During our "31 Days Creativity" challenge you can expect lots of Art Journaling. It is addicting!!!

Speaking of that...one of my January goals was to Art Journal daily. Not only did I succeed but have now made that one of my goals for the year!! 

Okay...let's get to our WORD of the Week.
This week I am kicking the
Word of the Week up a notch. Not only will we focus
on trying
our best to live the WORD but I challenge
you to create something using the WORD!! 
You can use artist trading cards, Art Journals,
scrapbook pages, anything you can think up!!
I will be posting my WORD of the Week projects 
by the following Monday. 
I hope you'll play along!!!

Oh and NO pressure! Don't feel like you have to do this every week. Just play along when a WORD really "speaks" to you!!!! Here is our WORD this week!!

Got that? TRY.

As in
TRY to be enough
TRY something new
TRY to do your best
TRY a new food
TRY not to be so hard on yourself

What do you think about Art Journals? Do you use them? Do you want to TRY one?


  1. Your art is awesome!! I think I would really enjoy art journaling, but Im a little stuck as where to start. But I am going to TRY to play along in March. I have always wanted to do the brave girl thing, so I hope its as great for you as it sounds.

    Love your word this week too. I am going to TRY to get done all that I need to get done this week. And TRY to be positive about it too. :)

  2. That looks like an amazing course! I love art journaling, but I have to admit, I haven't used it for healing, but that would be a great goal/journey for me! Looking forward to March! :-)

  3. oh Leslie!!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your art journal cover-you brave girl you!! And I also love your inside pages especially the one that reads I am human, I am a soul. So so powerful. You have totally got me sooo wanting to take this class-I think you said it is offered again in April.
    Also...thank you so much for your b-day wishes for Tara. I know what you are saying is sooo true...I am going to blink and she will be 14!!! Now when she constantly wants me to pick her up etc...I really TRY (your word this week!!!) to be mindfull that time will just fly by. XXX


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