- Journaling: Introspection by the Observer (First Session)
Journaling: Introspection by the Observer (First Session)
26 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Next portion of this journaling series found here: https://www.soulandsynergyec.com/store/p6744/Visual_Journaling_with_Tammy_Ford.htmlJan
First class will be Introspection by the Observer
Leaning into personal perspective to learn more about our individual human beliefs, habits, practices, reactions, and responses to the world directly around us will start to peer into who we are with/without those attributes and WHY we do what we do, say what we say, and BE who we are as a human and beyond. By focusing on a time when a valuable and difficult lesson was experienced, we begin to learn the practice of
observer of our lives, an ‘outsider’ if you will, to reveal our own human programming and release emotions not experienced or processed, view the reason/s behind it, and transform it through love of self with the journaling process. Our greatest weaknesses often reveal our own superpowers!
Documenting life’s journey with words, numbers, symbols, and pictures is an ancient human practice and is beneficial for humanity’s evolution on a personal and collective level. This class will demonstrate journaling techniques using multiple mediums to create a representation of your personal journey of self-exploration.
Visual journaling is great way to dive into your soul essence, soul blueprint, past lives, traumas, soul contracts, and really provide a tool for embodiment, healing, and growth. In fact, if you are a doodler, you have probably been accessing your soul essence subconsciously and recording glimpses, as well.
As an empath (& artist) I needed a way to express, work through, and embody messages I receive from Spirit and work through my human emotions and personal shadow work. Taking notes after meditation and prayer
ultimately becomes the reference for journal entries. My artwork is based in this process, meaning it is recorded via journal, then refined with further research and personal expression to create the pieces I share
A typical sketchbook page may take several hours, more than one sitting, and include drying time. You may wish to purchase your own materials to begin or continue between sessions, so I am including a list of my favorite ‘go-to’ materials, highlighting those that are necessary for my practice. You can work abstractly or figuratively; I will offer suggestions for both.
Expression is as unique as each soul; explore what works best for you. It is vitally important to recognize this is an internal dialogue of self, it will be important to be gentle with yourself and practice self-love; give yourself grace and compassion as you lean into the deepest parts of your Being.
“In all you say and all you do, Simply BE authentically YOU !!!” -Tammy Ford
Prior creative practice and knowledge of basic drawing materials will be helpful but not necessary. A small notebook for meditation notes is highly recommended. Creative mediums will be provided and shared for the first few classes, if you have watercolors, colored pencils, water-based markers, gel ink pens and/or collage paper, and a blow dryer or heat tool, please feel free to bring them along.
Tammy’s personal list of favorites
NOTE: You do not need these to participate. I will highlight those beneficial to my process, yours will be
unique to you.
~ Canson Wirebound 7”x 10” or 9” x 12” 98 lb Mix Media Sketchbook (this is the most inexpensive ‘good’
version I can find locally, there are many options, and sometimes I do use a Blick or Arches 140 lb cotton
Hotpress 10” x 14” watercolor block, but these are loose journal pages that could be bound.)
~ .5mm or .7mm Mechanical Pencil
~ White “Moo” eraser
~ Watercolor Pencils (Staedtler)
~ Old newspaper, magazines, tissue paper, letters,
cards, scrapbook papers (handwritten or printed
~ Matte Medium (Liquitex, Golden, etc)
~ Basic Watercolor paint palatte (Windsor &
Newton, Qor, Jane Davenport)
~ Neocolor II water soluble crayon
~ Water based Brush or chisel tip markers
(Staedtler, Tombow, etc)
~ Sharpie fine point markers
~ Regular and/or Clear Liquitex Gesso
~ Charcoal sticks
~ Liquid Acrylic paints and or acrylic inks
(American, DecoArt, Liquitex, Golden)
~ Gel Pens (Bic, Pentac)
~ 4” Brayer
~ Posca or other acrylic pens
~ Bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, stencils, stamps
~ Inexpensive brushes of multiple size