Visual Journaling with Tammy Ford
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.