Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Creative Awakenings"

...Envisioning the life of your dreams through art, by Sheri Gaynor (my creative coach, on and off, since 2007). Sheri -- an artist, writer, and licensed psychotherapist, to name just a few, describes the book as a "workshop in a book."

This is the project that I mentioned at the end of my gratitude giveaway post

I have only finished the very first project in the book, which is to purchase and embellish the cover of a sketchbook journal...(see above) and I totally didn't follow the rules for the cover - but I think that is okay. In fact, I think that's part of the point of these kinds of books. Take what you need to move forward and make it yours.

The next project is to answer a series of 7 questions, and of course, that's were I stopped, because that part really takes a lot of thought, (a.k.a. work) and I sometimes avoid work, if you can believe that.

But here is my "Book of Dreams" journal. I love the size, (9 x 12) which is bigger than my normal journals, and I love my cover, which is made with roof flashing and Claudine's sticky back canvas, and Artgirlz charms.

One of the many cool things about this workshop in a book is that it encourages group participation and discussion -- including an online salon -- none of which I am currently doing, by the way, but I still think the possibility of doing this kind of project with a small group would be motivating.

So, from time to time, I will include an excerpt or update or revelation based on my "Book of Dreams" journal.

And from the world of gratitude:
I am grateful for my amazing niece, Avery, who teaches me the real meaning of strength and determination every day.


Debbie said...

This is VERY cool to see on your website! It is truly beautiful - just like you! XOXs to you AND Avery & family!

Saucy Chick Sherry said...

What a beautiful cover you have created for your "Book of Dreams" journal. Hugs for Avery and her amazing spirit. Thank you for your comment on my blog.

Marilyn Rock said...

This is such a beautiful cover and I think a wonderful project. I got to see this in person - it's fabulous. I'm so happy you shared it on your Blog. Positive thoughts and prayers for Avery.

Miss*Laurence said...

Hello Kerri,
I'm glad you are doing so well, and hope Avery's problems will disappear one by one over the coming months.
Good luck with the Book of Dreams!

julie king said...

love the cover of your journal! you are such an inspiration!