This Daily Visual Journal course is a sample of the year long course that has weekly techniques, discussion group, discounts to DVJ supplies that I curate from new and recycled materials, and monthly live online group chats.
Daily Visual Journal is a self-care journal that incorporates images, color, texture, and words to uniquely capture your personal expressions. Using the materials from the supply list, or using what you already have, you can create a visual expression of today.
Flip your card over, add the date, and respond to the self reflection prompt. Sometimes you will find that your intention for the day is reflected back to you in your art, and sometimes you will discover something you hadn't thought about.
Each week a new technique for you to use in your journal will be taught. You are encouraged to try the new technique and use it each day of the week.
I am an artist and a registered art therapist. I use art on a daily basis as my own self-care. Self-care is not selfish or a luxury, it is necessary for us to be our best selves and necessary for us to be able to care for ourselves and our family. Using art for self-care is the intentional action of making art to reduce stress or to decrease anxiety, to distract yourself from pain (physical or emotional), and to feel joy. I always come back to my art as a way of managing my emotional health – it is a constant process.
Mindful Art Center is my art therapy office and art studio located in Livonia, Michigan. I provide art therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults to reduce anxiety and depression, and to develop coping skills.