Monday, January 31, 2011

Visual Journaling

The great thing about journaling is that it doesn’t always have to be written. Art is a great way to journal as well. Even if one doesn’t have much artistic ability (today’s entry is case in point), expressing feeling and/or thought through art mediums can say as much and at times even more. Remember the saying, “A picture paints a thousand words.”
I’m not sure why approaching 50 is having an impact on me. I’m really not sure what the full impact even is. I think, however, along with the approach of the ‘joyful jubilee’, I have many years of buried feelings eager and ready to emerge. They seem to be calling, “ready or not here we come.” Well, maybe it’s more like, “Heeere’s Johnny!”
With regards to these emerging feelings, there seems to be two options. One option would be to continue as I have for the past 15 or so years, heaping things, busyness, additional emotions, etc. on them, which seems to only confound the problem, not to mention burial ground is becoming scarce.  The other option would be to treat these buried feelings as a plethora of bulbs. Not of the light kind but of the flower kind.
In visualizing both these options, the second seems to be the more appealing, as the first would be too much like a very scary scene from a zombie movie.
Each of the elements in today’s visual journal holds a specific message. Maybe the ‘art’ will have a message for you too or maybe you’ll just wonder what I was thinking, which is okay, it’s even okay to ask me if you want. Either way I hope you will be inspired to explore another avenue in your own journaling.
(written on her dress is, 'time has come to give of yourself')

PS to view the Elder Sister Project which inspired yesterday's post, go to

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