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.