Art Journal Class

Today I was teacher to a group of women that have much to express. I had the opportunity to lead an art journaling class at VERONICA’s Voice. The enthusiasm was contagious as they set to work on their journals, personalizing and claiming them as their own private place for self expression. Profound and deep thoughts, meaningful sentiments, statements of self were made. It was all beautiful. The tables were strewn with art supplies. Joyous chaos. And the most exciting part is that they all loved it so much they want to work on their journals every Friday afternoon.

I am so thankful for those that chipped in and made it possible to supply the journals. The goal to raise money was met and then I found such a great deal on the journals bought in bulk at Dick Blick that I was able to purchase some other extra art supplies that really put the class over the edge.

I took pictures, but forgot to get permission to post them on my blog, so just imagine very happy faces laughing and sharing, and some very messy tables.

amanda ∞

6 thoughts on “Art Journal Class

  1. Robin says:

    Amanda, I would like to invite you to consider contributing to issue 4 of my zine, A Handmade Life. The theme of this issue is collaboration and community, and what better community is there than a wild gang of art journal artists?

    Please take a peek at my blog for more information. We would love to have you!

    Thanks a million, Robin.

  2. Lisa Harper says:

    What a beautiful word picture you created for us, Amanda. I’m so happy to hear how well they responded!! And I feel grateful that I could be a small part of it. You’ve played a huge part in their healing through art. –lisa

  3. blendedcolors says:

    ok did i miss this? i think i did… that is so awsome that you got to do somthing for those ladies. i’m sorry i missed it. everyone needs a little art in their lives

  4. Cindy Jones Lantier says:

    What a wonderful thing you did! I used to work at a battered women’s shelter — long before I discovered my artistic self — and I know that would have been a hit with the women I knew. Keep up the good work!

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