Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Make Your Own Journal/Notebook Class!

There was this great line in Sex and the City years ago. David Duchovny's character tells Cary, after she confides that she doesn't know how to hike: "I've got a secret for you. Hiking is walking..." The word "journaling" also seems to produce intimidation in many of us. Well, I have a secret for you. Journaling is keeping lists, scribbling notes, doodling when you're on the phone, brainstorming. It's not all works of art and pre-works of literature. Trust me.  So if you're a person with a concrete journaling routine, or a person who just loves to jot things down (even when we all know our phones can do it for us), this class is for you! Hope you'll join us!
One-Word Intention - Make Your Own Journal/Notebook
One Session - 10 spaces per session
(includes all supplies to complete one book, light refreshments)

Thursday, January 19th 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, January 25th 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, January 31st 10 a.m. to noon

Location: My Art Room, Compton Heights, St. Louis City (44 and Grand)
 "A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow. From my own personal experience, it can be a catalyst for enriching your life." Ali Edwards, artist
Have you heard about setting a "one-word intention" for the new year? This is not a resolution. it is simply a reminder of an essence or idea that you would like to cling to/reach for/honor in the coming months. In this class we will talk about one-word intentions and create one-of-a-kind journals/notebooks to hold your to do lists, your goals, your recipes, your secrets, your dreams. 
We will collage our word onto the cover of an upcycled Readers Digest book. Next we'll find a source of inspiration (an image, a quote perhaps?) for the back. Then we will collage the inside covers to reflect each of our personal styles and loves. Nature, fashion, art, exercise, me, I'll have the supplies you need to make a book that feels just like "you"!
Collage is simple and fun - demonstrations will be given. No artistic experience or ability necessary! Books will be filled with recycled, top quality writing papers and bound. This is a 2-hour class to give you plenty of time to explore, try a few things and get your book completely finished.
The journals measure approximately 7.5 inches by 5.25 inches - small enough to tuck into most purses.

To reserve your space, please email me at Please let me know how to contact you and which session you'd like to attend. Payment is due three days before class. I can invoice you (cash, Paypal or credit - just let me know). I'm sorry, but refunds for cancellations will not be given unless I can fill your space.
Hope to see you!!!

Want to read more about one-word intentions? Click here or here or here! xo

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