Psst…. here’s what participants have said about their Junk Journal Journey…
As an art therapist and counsellor, maintaining my personal creative practice is paramount to keeping things fresh and intuitive. It keeps my creativity alive. Junk journal will be assisting that practice.I jumped at the opportunity to participate in Junk Journal Journey after gleaning so many ideas from Journal Lab last year. It has not disappointed! Apart from the Typo journal my son gave me for Christmas, I don’t think I’ll ever have to use a new journal again. This process has opened up a world of creating and re-creating that will utilize all those pictures, interesting textured papers, brochures from holidays, art exhibition flyers, long kept birthday cards and much more. I now know why I have kept a paper box for a number of years. Images that I’d kept separate for my personal use apart from my art therapy studio.
Parts of the process required building up only to have to let go and this was part of a much bigger lesson for me. At times it was confronting, but the process itself made way for more changes to come. Each step of the way has held its own lessons. What I love about it is that it is a tool I can use in an ongoing way. The stages of gathering, assembling, binding (holding it all together), collaging,,embellishing and eventually writing offer a broad range of processes that link with many of our processes in life. It becomes a platform for working through or journaling our inner landscape, our interior. Externalising this and engaging in it enriches the participant on so many levels. Sharing in the group also enhances the learning. Thank you Jamie for facilitating more than a journal process. Alison
Loved this class! It was my first experience at Junk Journaling, something that I have wanted to try for quite a while. The lessons were easy to follow and I’ve enjoyed seeing everyone else’s interpretations! Your classes never disappoint! Janet
Jamie Ridler, your voice, your presence, so lovely. I viewed the videos again and again to wrap myself in your warmth. Brava! I can’t wait to see how this process informs my other artful endeavors. Sue AnnThis was such a delicious experience for me! I am a SoulCollage® facilitator (and junkie) so this process took me out of my comfort zone on so many levels. I loved the element of surprise as I assembled my pages and the many times I found myself pushing my creative edges as I attempted to ‘control’ the process so that I could envision the finished product. What a lesson in ‘letting go’!