I started keeping journals when I was about 13 when a relative gifted me Anne Frank’s Diary. When in college I moved onto art journals upon the discovery of Dan Elden’s journals. I now manage this lifestyle blog as a sort of online diary of everything.
These journals were made during my mid-late 20’s. Some of the pages were quite dark as I was struggling quite a bit with anxiety and depression from childhood trauma and abuse from a previous partnership.
I now keep nature journals but do plan on making more collages for my up coming poetry book AND I am considering creating a class on skill share?
When I am not belly dancing, teaching yoga or traveling I make journals, dream catchers and nature illustrations. Living a creative life is very important to me.
I will be making more collages in the future, specifically for my upcoming poetry book. This book will be tactile visually, with illustrations, collage, scribbles, tea stains, mud, photography and meandering thoughts.
I am in a good place now mentally and in a loving relationship. So perhaps it is time to make a new art journal?
I am also considering creating classes on skill share? Classes in journal making, wreath dream catchers, goddess dolls and how to make handfasting cords. Notice all these creations are a form of mixed media in their own right.
Even though I am no longer going down the career path of mental health and art therapy, I still want to weave this passion and knowledge into my yoga workshops and women’s circles in London, around the UK and beyond. This is a project I am working on silently in the background. If this is something of interest to you and wish to contact me to teach at your studio, retreat centre or local community space like a library, then please do get in touch!