What is Illustrated Journaling?
I think it is different for every person who engages in it. I love that about it. Everybody gets to decide for themselves what it is for them.
It’s pictures and words:
I call the Illustrated Journaling Morning Group “Stop and See Your Life” because it is stopping and noticing what you notice, right in that moment. And then making a simple picture and words about it. It is definitely NOT art.
I have a hard time describing it.
For me, it is a spiritual practice. It’s spiritual because it brings me into the present moment when I do it; it’s like a meditation on What Is. It’s a practice because I show up. I do it because I promised myself I would do it.
It’s easier to describe the difference it makes in my life.
It helps me see my life, rather than passing by it on the way to something else.
I’m always surprised at what I notice, and what I don’t. At what really draws my attention.
Most of the time it is really simple, everyday stuff. But it is like I am noticing it for the first time. How is it that I hadn’t seen that before, really seen it?
I just draw what draws me, and write what I am noticing.
What will Illustrated Journaling be for you?