Saturday, December 28, 2013

Digging Deep

I am taking an online class titled Book of the Night.  This class is taught by Juliana Coles.  http://meandpete.com/id75.html The class is about exploring our dark side-  we all have that and it is something  I'll bet many of you like me- don't find to be comfortable.  I bound a journal for this class using black paper for it.  This is such new territory for me but I have to say it feels so real and authentic.  While I still love to make collages and will continue to do so- this class is taking me to new ways of thinking and feeling using the visual journal as the vessel for this. I bound this journal with some pages that fold out- those long journal spreads that you see here are 22 inches long.  I am finding this to be a good way to end the year and begin the new one.  The experience of using image and words to explore parts of myself I find uncomfortable has been and I am sure will continue to be full of challenges and insights.  I have always loved visual journaling but this class has helped me take this to a whole other level.
I wish all of you a happy new year.  May it be filled with art making and discovery.





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  2. Terry, your pieces are showing raw emotion and I find that so brave. These are powerful spreads. Keep exploring.

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  3. This new territory is so exciting, Terry. As challenging as it is, there is a surge of growth that will lead you to places you cannot predict. You are courageous to follow this path. I am excited and fortunate to be witness to the changes. It has been a pleasure meeting you and getting to know you this year. February is around the corner and I so look forward to meeting you. The best to you in the upcoming New Year.

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    1. Thank you Irene- I look forward to meeting you!

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  4. I love these pages Terry! And even more I love your great courage in being vulnerable. I have always thought that we love those who trust us with their raw emotions, and so, I love you! ♥

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    1. Thank you Jacki- that really went to my heart.

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  5. These are just amazing, Terry. Wish I could see them up close and read them. They are so raw -- it's like you're doing therapy on yourself. Have a glorious weekend! Hugs.

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    1. Thank you Connie- I wouldn't say therapy just seeing with a new lens. As to the writing- I can't read it- it's real and no pretend scribbling but I write fast and direct- if it was really readable I don't know that I could share the spread publicly. Way way too personal.

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  6. Thank you. Simply, thank you.

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  7. Thank you. Simply, thank you.

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  8. Powerful stuff, Terry. Excellent artwork. Very deep. Hugs to you, and happy New Year.

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  9. These pages look powerful and intense! I can see that Juliana is taking you out of your comfort zone. And that is a great place to be for personal growth.

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