Art journaling

As I recover, I’m rediscovering my creativity. Stifled inside me for many many years, I denied I even HAD a creative part to my soul.

All that’s changed.

If you have read my blog, you will know I’m an amateur oil painter, something I greatly enjoy and find hugely relaxing. I can genuinely say that my aim in painting is not to produce perfect pictures, but to enjoy the process, hopefully improve and benefit from the relaxation along the way.

The idea of Art journaling has been raised a couple of times, and this morning I decided to give it a go. Unfortunately the course I really want to do, with Brenรฉ Brown on the Oprah channel isn’t available in the U.K., but Pinterest has given me some ideas.

You can see the start of my “permission slips” project above. Now I need some glitter and glue and crafty stuff to finish it off. ๐Ÿ™‚

I just loved doing this , and have been really absorbed for a couple of hours. I’ve had music on and been dancing between painting ๐Ÿ™‚ what a wholehearted and joyful way to spend Saturday morning! What is best of all is knowing that all the kids have been to look and ask me about it – and I’ve been able to talk through the importance of self acceptance, courage, vulnerability and self love.

“You can’t give your children what you do t have yourself” so this is for them as well as me … I’ll post a picture of the finished product later ๐ŸŒท

And here it is …


  1. I am so glad I came across this post and saw this idea about art journaling. That is something that I have also been looking into but I haven’t put in the effort yet. I think you have just inspired me to get started on it!

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    • Ooh, thatโ€™s fantastic. Do let me know how you get on ๐Ÿ™‚This was the first one I have ever done, and I really enjoyed doing it. It also felt very empowering. Iโ€™m certainly going to continue ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐ŸŒทxx

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