Have you suffered confusion about your "unique art style"?... or felt restricted to a particular genre of art and longing to bust OUT?
Did the promo video give you a little shot of inspiration energy??!
OH I HEAR YOU!
I know all about it this and I'm SO EXCITED to report that there is FREEDOM for you!
We long for creative purpose and we long for a way to map it so we know we aren't wandering purposelessly.
Aesthetic Mapping Journals have been a passion of mine for 20+ years, although it's only recently I've called them this name! (After a long, hard think!)
"Normally" you'd hear it called a sketchbook, art journal or visual diary. But I want to offer something so much more powerful than a relatively aimless collection of smaller studies and random pieces of art. What's available in an Aesthetic Mapping Journal?
Well, our aesthetic (another word for our style) is constantly developing and changing. The Aesthetic Mapping Journal is an effective tool for the rich adventure of charting the width and depth, hight and breadth of your creative identity and purest expression.
The Journal's pages close, keeping these discoveries intimately bound.
How safe it is to adventure bravely here!
And when you feel unmotivated or just plain stuck, leafing through these pages will offer you a therapeutic recharge and creative affirmation of how far you've come. Just like a map when you are lost on a journey.
This mini-course is a power-packed bite-sized mouthful of journaling inspiration where we dive into new realms of exploration through mindset empowerment and directives for getting the most value from your ongoing Art Journaling practice.
Join the party and be welcomed in to our private Facebook group where I go LIVE biweekly for extra support and where I've built a beautiful community of artsy hearts sharing and nurturing each other for maximum growth.
Here's what we'll be studying in this mini course:
- Journaling for Empowered Creative Mindset
- Mapping Your Journey
- Unearthing Your Art
- No More Creative Block
- Directives for Play
- My Week of Aesthetic Mapping
Each lesson contains video lessons (some with multiple videos), energising ideas, printable directives and inspiration for your journal so you can be empowered and unstoppable in your creative expression.
By the end you'll see Journaling in a whole new, brilliantly powerful way. I am SO EXCITED TO SHARE this training with YOU!!!
There's no set list of materials required other than a Journal with good, thick pages. If you live in Australia you can purchase one like mine from Riot Art & Craft. Click through here to view it online. Other than the journal, whatever paint, markers, inks, graphite sticks, pastels, glue, glitter etc you have on hand will do just fine.
I grew up in rural hub country town Tamworth, NSW, Australia with productive parents who brought forth 7 children. In High School I remember largely feeling misplaced. When we would have career path advisory days and other students would be abuzz with gathering information for chasing their particular Dream Job; I floated aimlessly, wondering if I should just find a rich man and have his babies.
Wandering through life is the best way of describing the next 20 years. I did find a rich man. Not rich in monetary wealth but rich in spirit and purpose. I had four of his babies. But Something always kept me floating around... I knew there was Something More that I was missing. There was Something More to this. I have always been an artist, and the escape my creativity provided was definitely a vital harbour in the emotional storm.
It wouldn't be until my 40th birthday that I would realise why I was so lost in that school hall on Career Path Advisory days.
There was no banner with "Advocate for Humanity's Creative Identity".
No Banner with "Whole Hearted Searcher and Tester"
Not even a banner with "Artist/ Creative/ Entrepreneur"!!!
You see, it was creative expression which kept me intact through years of depression caused by the confusion of my purpose.
At the end of my rope, my spirit cried out and at the same time I was convicted that I must search harder, deeper, more purposefully and with all my heart.
In the most subtle but powerful way Creativity reassured me of my Name. Not "Ange", but the name too deep for words. The name of my spirit. It's too deep for words so I must use paint, actions, songs and love to speak it and understand it. To know my value.
Rewinding several years before this time I was employed as a lecturer at Avondale College University. I facilitated Lab in Painting & Drawing for 1st and 2nd year Bachelor students.
As I searched, I bounced things off my students and tested my findings with crafted curriculum and unique approaches.
Over the years of whole-hearted searching I came to realise for myself AND for my students that our Creative Identity had been imposed upon by the common value system which promotes Performance and Product over search and expression. This has enabled a creative confidence deficit in much of the population.
People are disconnected from their creative truth.
This enables competition, greed, desperation, anxiety, depression, narcissism, irresponsibility, oppression, emotional trauma and suicide.
What I stand on is make-or-break for me.
It has empowered such value, purpose, joy and goodness in my life regardless of circumstance.
This is the basis for my teaching.
So if you only want techniques, sorry (but not sorry).
There will be an ever-unfurling supply of training starting from here.
And I am SO EXCITED to see what ripples out from this little spot on the world wide web. Your feedback means SO MUCH TO ME!
If this teaching answers the call of your heart's cry for FREEDOM, please reach out and let me know!
Be BLESSED. xo