Art Journaling July Goals
I first learned about art journaling in one of Kimberly Wilson’s workshops in DC and ever since, I’ve been hooked. A group of some of my favorite women and I get together once a month to art journal to our hearts content for a few hours on a Sunday evening tucked away in a corner of Teaism. We chat while catching up on our monthly goals/dreams/inspirations with magazines, unused (but treasured) cards, tissue paper, and envelopes, peppering in text, phrases, and, of course, glitter.
Art journaling combines images with text, which is optional, to create mini-masterpieces all in one place. I like to create a few pages each month to refresh my goals for the next 30 days and collect pieces that I love in a place other than the upholstered basked in the back of my closet.
This month—July—is the halfway mark for the year 2012. I did two general pages this month. The first reminds me to take time every day to observe and capture beauty everywhere regardless of the state I’m in. The second page evokes images reminding me to take 10 minutes a day to experience pure gratitude. After the general image pages, I love to art journal specific pages that include text similar to what you would see in a regular journal. These pages always reflect on what I want to do each day to create my best life: highlighting how I intend to be constantly improving and growing for that particular month (1 % each day); how I will be bringing in new ideas, inspirations, and experiences during that period of time; in which ways I can dream bigger and remove blocks; and pathways to enhance vitality in my mind, body, and spirit.
On another note, Rachel will be returning from her European holiday this week and I can’t wait to see her and, hopefully, lots of pics from her trip!