What is Soul JournalingSM;?
Soul JournalingSM; is prompt-based, mixed-media, visual journaling, or art journaling. A visual journal is typically a mix of words and images, and mixed-media means that anything goes! We will use acrylic paint, pencil, markers, watercolor, found objects, collage and much more as a way of expressing ourselves and releasing our creativity in our journals. And Soul JournalingSM; is prompt based, which means that even if you are a beginner and new to the art world, you can easily participate with a series of instructions and ideas to get you started. All skill levels are welcome. Some of our best work is by our newest artists!
How did this all get started?
In the summer of 2008, mixed-media artist and instructor Sarah Whitmire published a series of 22 days of mixed-media and written journaling prompts on her blog, inviting anyone who read along to join in the fun. "I want these books to be a mess of words, color, collage, etc. I want you to be able to be totally free with these and use them to express anything you wish." The response to this project was enormous and Soul JournalingSM; was born.
Who is Soul JouranlingSM; best suited to...who is it for?
This site is for anyone who is interested in art journaling, whether you have just bought (or made) your first journal, are just starting the first prompts, are taking the Advanced Techniques Workshops, or anywhere in between. Maybe you are a seasoned artist looking for a place to explore new mediums, or a writer who wants to expand into art. Maybe you've always wanted to draw and paint but thought you couldn't, or shouldn't. Soul JournalingSM; is for you! It's fun, it's easy, and it's stress-free! There are no mistakes, and we help you all the way through from picking a journal to getting your first paint on the page, to the finished products. Souljournaling.com is a resource for the growing community of Soul Journalers and we welcome you to it! Enjoy!
How do I start?
Get Started Journaling with the Original Prompts >>
22 days of art journaling, step by step. The original prompts are a great place to start. Work along day by day or take your time, it's your journey, so it's up to you.
I've finished the original Soul JournalingSM; Prompts, and I'm in love. Where can I go from here?
Take the Soul JournalingSM;: Advanced Techniques workshop >>
(It is recommended that you complete days 1-22 before taking Soul JournalingSM;: Advanced Techniques.)
This is Soul JournalingSM;'s first paid workshop. Learn advanced techniques to bring more depth and expression to your journaling. Super in-depth and very fun.
Take the Soul JournalingSM;: Outside the Book - Prayer Flags Workshop >>
It's a whole new way to Soul Journal, taking the art off the printed page and making something to hang in your studio or home.
Take the Jet-Set Journaling: Soul Journal Style Workshop >> For Journalers on the Go! Get the essential supplies list for the ultimate travel journaling kit and learn tips and tricks for journaling while out and about!