Art Journal Therapy Activity # 35 - Visual Journaling

Visual Journal by Shelley Klammer
Visual Journal by Shelley Klammer

This art journal exercise will support you to express your feelings through simple lines, symbols and colors.

 

Materials:

 

- Assorted colored markers, oil and/or chalk pastels.

 

- Journal page

 

Method:

 

The simplest of imagery can express the inner workings of the psyche and soul. We can all make signs, symbols, and marks on paper that express our inner feeling states. In fact with visual journaling - the simpler the better. 

 

Pioneered by Barbara Ganim and Susan Fox, this visual journaling process is a wonderful and simple form of self-expression for people who do not feel like they can draw. 

 

 

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