Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Visual Journaling

About a year ago I discovered visual/art journaling and it has changed my life. Visual journaling is the joining of written journaling with collage, painting, drawing, sewing, stamping and anything else that happens along.

As I shared my new found creative endeavers those around me became intrigued and wanted to learn what I was learning through magazines, books, Web sites, blogs and videos.

As I gained a certain amount of confidence I started showing others how to free their creativie spirits on the pages of their journals. We now have a group we call Journal Inspiraion Group where a group of ladies get together, I teach them a new technique I've been trying out, and we have a great time working in our own journals.

That is part of what lead to this blog. I wanted to share with other people what visual journaling has done for me. So please enjoy a few of my journal pages and think about tapping in to your own creativity.