Unraveling the Mystery
Take a journey down the path of your imagination to unravel the mystery of your personal stories. Then allow those stories to gently unfold within the pages of your journals and artist books.
In this year-long series of video workshops, take a journey down the path of your imagination to uncover your stories and memories – and even your hopes and dreams. Learn how to make beautiful handmade journals and artist books which embrace the concept of wabi sabi (finding beauty in that which is imperfect), as you allow your stories to gently unfold within the pages.
Learn how to develop your own visual language and personal symbolism. Combine creative imagery and poetic words from the heart with fabric and stitch to create personal stories. Explore techniques for mixed media painting and mark making, as well as methods of natural dyeing to create unique fabric and fibers. Infused with your energy, your stories will emerge onto the pages in your own unique voice and evolve into a transformative experience during the process.
Unraveling the mystery gives you the opportunity to capture your thoughts and heartfelt emotions; to redefine your stories so you can view them in a different way and perhaps see new possibilities.
Discover just how rewarding creative journaling can be, as a way for telling and sharing stories, for personal healing, or simply for the sheer joy of making beautiful artistic books.
Through our stories we can
~ reflect on the past ~
~ explore the present ~
~ reimagine the future ~
Thank you for making this group and for inspiring people with your style and knowledge. I am a newbie, but I have set up my craft room, collected tools, material, avocado dyed, coffee dyed papers, fabric, sewing machine, paper cutters, etc. Your style speaks to me like nobody else…. and that says a lot, I have been watching tutorials by almost everyone out there! I know what I want to be able to do, and your tutorial examples are so right on.
Current Video Workshops
Visual Insights Journal
Use this journal as a way to transition from one year to the next – embracing and celebrating the things that we want more of in our lives, and letting go of the things that we don’t want to carry with us into the new year.
Plus Natural Dyeing with Fruit Tea Bags
Book of Days: Memory Journal
Make your own Book of Days as a way to record the special events and memories of the coming year. This journal is filled with beautiful and richly textured blank pages just waiting to hold your personal stories.
Plus Natural Dyeing with Fruit & Vegetables
Ancient Earth Journal
The Ancient Earth Journal has blank pages that look worn and aged and a little rusted around the edges. Also included in the workshop is a comprehensive course on rust dyeing fabrics, papers and other rusty things.
BONUS! Soul Whispers Journal
Use the whispers of your soul as inspiration for making beautiful and artful journal pages that hold your secrets and personal stories. As you infuse the energy of your emotions onto the pages, your stories become transformative.
Join me for a year of creative journaling workshops
When you sign up, you have access to all current and upcoming video workshops
(beginning November 2019 …. ending September 2020)
- Every two months, a set of videos demonstrating techniques and processes for making and using creative journals approx 60-90 minutes including tutorials on natural dyeing and mixed media techniques. Videos are professionally edited and scripted to ensure the best possible quality of information, and are available for viewing online. You can find viewing requirements here in the FAQs
- Additional inspiration, free projects and tutorials, and journaling techniques on my blog
- 24/7 access to the online classroom
- Teacher support, inspiration and sharing, via the Creative Art’n’Soul Facebook Group
General supplies will include such things as: acrylic/watercolor paint, gesso, matte gel, papers, fabric, embellishments such as charms, beads and buttons, hand embroidery supplies, sewing machine. A complete supply list of supplies is included with each video workshop. In the meantime you can find a list of my favorite and most used supplies here: book binding and mixed media.
How things work
When you sign up for Unraveling the Mystery, you are signing up for a full year of video workshops. A new video workshop approx 60-90 minutes will be made available every two months beginning 1st November 2019 and ending 1st September 2020. You can sign up at any time and get access to the current series of video workshops as well as all upcoming workshops for the year. An email notification will be sent to you letting you know when new content has been added to the online classroom, and you can then work through the lessons at your own pace. The online classroom is open 24/7 so you can access videos and downloads at any time.
Sorry, no refunds. All sales are final.
Still Got Questions?
Your lessons were so inspiring, so interesting and each so different. You opened my mind to ways of using journaling to tell my story, to save my thoughts and tell what is important to my life. I enjoyed each and every lesson and you were more than generous. Thank you Linda.