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heART story
circle
art journaling deeper than words

heART story circle

art journaling deeper than words

HeART Story Circle is an opportunity to gather for creative expression using visual journaling as a way to explore, express, and go ‘deeper than words’ about the things that are important to you right now – personal concerns and/or current events. It’s a way to express, embrace, and process your days using the journal as your “soul’s kitchen.”  

    • Visual Art Journaling is a process of noticing, responding, and tapping into your inner wisdom and knowing.
    • It uses simple art materials, but it’s not about making a pretty picture or following a step-by-step tutorial.
    • It is about checking inside, listening and paying attention to those inner stirrings, that quiet voice guiding you, and then expressing yourself using an imagistic language of colour, shape, line, form and texture.
    • It’s about using words to dialogue and communicate with yourself about the imagery created as a way to integrate the visual, intuitive, feeling-side of your right brain with your logical, thought-centred left brain.
    • It’s not about having any special skills or previous art experience.
    • It is a creative practice for self-care, guidance and healing – a gift you give yourself!

 

We’ll begin by setting a clear and focused intention, and invite gentle movement or mindful breath exercise; we’ll visualize and respond using colour, shape, line or image, being open and attentive to what unfolds. We’ll dialogue with our images to give voice to our soul. Results may include new insights, prompts for action, and radical self-care!

As the poets and painters of centuries have tried to tell us, art is not about the expression of talent or the making of pretty things. It is about the preservation and containment of soul. It is about arresting life and making it available for contemplation. Art captures the eternal in the everyday, and it is the eternal that feeds soul - the whole world in a grain of sand.

~ Thomas Moore

here are the details:

When:

  • Autumn Sessions – October 5, 19; November 2, 16, 30

 Day & Time:

  • Tuesdays – 1:30 to 3:00 pm Mountain Time

Where:

  • In the comfort of your own home, via Zoom

What you need:

  • A computer with good internet connection, a webcam and microphone
  • A notebook and pen 
  • A journal or loose papers for the visual response
  • Images + a few basic art materials (glue, markers, pencils, etc – use what you have) 

Registration & Cost:

Sessions

 

“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O’Keefe

I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories...water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.

~Clarissa Pinkola Estes
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