My theories on why I haven’t been as dedicated to sketching as I would like to be…
1.Using my Moleskine water color notebook makes me want to produce awesome little sketches to paint, so I don’t just pick it up to dabble in. It’s that intimadation factor.
2. I made the goal to keep a very creative/artistic journal from now on. I’m using lots of color, glueing things in as much as possible, etc. I feel a bit odd sketching in it now…. I need to change that!
3. Work has been driving me mad. I get this awful feeling in my stomach as I approach work. (I love working with the kids, it just the admin side of things that gives me a tummy ache.) So I’ve been job hunting the past couple of months……………and I accepted a job offer and will start September 10…that means that I will give my letter of resignation tomorrow. My tummy should stop hurting shortly after that. I will be quite sad to tell the kids that I’m leaving. I have really grown to love those kids. But I’m also excited about the new job working for Big Brothers Big Sisters as a Coordinator. I’ll be recruiting folks to be mentors to some kids. Still working with volunteers and still working with youth…two things I enjoy.
4. I read Harry Potter books 1-7 in about 3 weeks. That consumed my free time…but I enjoyed it!
5.I started working on Soul Collage cards after stumbling upon a website about them. I’ve been enjoying the collage option. I’m using smaller cards than they suggest, but I like that. 3 x 5 index cards are small enough to not be too intimidating. Maybe I should scan some in to prove that I have been busy. Here are 4 of my favorite cards. What do you think they say about who I am?
The following is from
What is this thing called SoulCollage?
This delightful, introspective craft is many other things as well:
It is a most unique blend of art (the fun of collage) and soul (spiritual practice). There is nothing like it anywhere else!
It is total creative fun and enjoyment, yet it is also a deepening, healing, process that takes us on an inward journey of discovery and delight.
*It’s a way to heal our inner separations. Each card represents a separate energy or voice that has something to say about our life’s journey. It is only by listening to, honoring, and naming each voice
that we become whole.
It has a social side (creating and interpreting cards in small groups) but it also can be a powerful tool to use for individual reverie and self-reflection.
Seena Frost, M.Div., M.A., created the process during the 1980’s as she worked with clients in her psychotherapy practice.