I enjoyed my 30 days of journalling with Lisa Sonora so much that I didn’t want to stop. I had signed up to 10 days free journalling prompts with Shelley Klammet so I decided to sign up for her 100 days course.
I am finding it very powerful – there is usually a written prompt and an art prompt everyday – I am feeling a bit vulnerable and peeled back after 10 days.
This is a paid for course so I don’t think it is appropriate to discuss each prompt in detail. However , I can show my journalling responses
I have been having a tricky situation at work recently and I have felt very emotional in response to it . In some ways my reactions have felt to over the top. I have been surprised how angry a couple of friends have been when I discussed it with them.
I painting a wall in my living room red and the colour seems to be seeping into my journal.
Yesterday’s prompt was to use pastels in a gestural way and to meditate and sit quietly with the materials and be intuitive.
I meditate a lot an whenever we have a prompt to be still and quiet – I find my self going some where deep and still. I didn’t want to use oil pastels in my journal because they are so messy. So I drew with my Neo water colour crayons. I was a bit diaspointed with the result
Imeadiately afterwards I decided I wanted to tackle my work problem and put it to bed.
I was very amused at the violence and power that resulted from this exercise – I comparison with the crayons. When I meditate I seem to put aside my emotions and go to a safe calm place.
The juxtaposition of the insipid curly lines with the violence of my collages amused me no end.
I had been dreaming of ripping up one of my neatly drawn flower mandalas for a couple days – it felt very satisfying and I am pleased to have the explosion down on paper. I think I am going to put a much heavier cross over the woman’s mouth on ‘feeling disempowered’
Nope ….. it needed some more violent red gestural stuff lol!