Visual Journaling helps us access our intuition though images we draw—expressing feelings & inner wisdom to help us answer our life questions.
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Visual Journaling Workshops:
Contact Lenni to schedule a day and time
22 Prospect Hill Ave
Free 2-hour street parking is available, directly in front of the tower on Munroe Street.
COST: $32 per workshop
Pay by check: Mail to Lenni Armstrong, 22 Prospect Hill Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
WHAT to BRING:
Art materials you want to use for drawing, painting or collage
Lenni finds that Visual Journaling gives her valuable guidance in their journeys through life. She'd love to share it with you!
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The purpose of Visual Journaling is to access our intuition, not to make "art." It's not about making images that are pleasing to look at or have aesthetic value. Sometimes we might draw images that don't seem "pretty." At times, we might not understand what our images mean to us. The purpose of a Visual Journaling session is to explore the visual symbols generated by your intuition to connect with your inner wisdom.
After a short introduction to the practice of Visual Journaling, we pair off. Partners sit comfortably, facing each other. One person becomes the Witness and the other the Journaler. They switch after each session. Sitting quietly, we silently ask ourselves a question and ask for an image. When we’re ready, using the art materials we have brought, we draw the image that comes to us. Once we have our image on paper, we may write any words that come to mind.
At the end of the drawing session, we are free to share our images and talk about our process and any feelings that came up. Lenni provides witness and support.
Lenni is inspired by the book "Visual Journaling, Going Deeper than Words" by Barbara Ganim & Susan Fox. If you want to learn more about Visual Journaling, she highly recommends reading it! Lenni has a few copies, and will be happy to loan it to you. Just send her an email.
Lenni Armstrong is a Somerville-based artist with extensive experience in visualization design and teaching.
She taught interactive design at MassART, NESAD, Interactive Factory, United Digital Artists, and the CDIA.
Passionately committed to acting as a steward of Earth, she excels at conveying information about structures and events outside the range of human perception—from the nanoscale to the global scale—and from events occurring over geological time.Lenni's web site
Here is a testimonial from Betsy Lenora, owner of Blue Cloud Gallery in Ball Square:
"My recommendation—don't be afraid to try this workshop. You will be surprised by the results; what you are able to express artistically and how you interpret it can change your life.
I was especially nervous about participating in something that did not require me to play by any rules. The first attempt [drawing] revealed a strength inside - both in the symbolism that came out of me artistically and in interpreting what I had created as a personal reality. The second time [drawing] was more difficult as I started to think, instead of allowing myself to not-think.
However, I learned that as I went thru the process of feeling "bad" for what I thought was unsuccessful and childish, to re-interpreting the results of my process, I felt compelled to work further on my creation [on my own - after the workshop]. This led me to tapping into the child-inside who loved to color and the feeling of freedom I had at that time in my life. It was a moving, emotional and insightful experience. I can still feel it.”
- Betsy Lenora