Monday, August 16, 2010
journals of transformation
"Journals and diaries often blossom when we have hit a rough patch in our lives. We go to our books when we are confused and searching. When life feels especially dark or friendless, a blank page offers refuge. There, we do our work. We play with paradox. We peek into the dark places. We respond to the questions that haunt or baffle us. And little by little we move forward. We transform."
My dear friend Jennifer New is back on the visual journaling scene - she is writing a new book, Lifelines and Road Maps: Journal of Catharsis, Revelation and Transformation, and she's currently accepting submissions from visual/art journal keepers for consideration. Topics of special interest to her include parenting, pregnancy, divorce, major career shifts, life stages, (e.g., teenaged years, middle life crisis, retirement), illness of all sorts, geographic journeys that had a major impact, and spiritual quests.
If you would like your work to be considered for Jennifer's book, or for more information, contact her directly at jennifernew42 (at) gmail.com (please send no more than five sample pages via jpeg or pdf). If you aren't yet familiar with her previous books Drawing from Life: The Journal as Art, and Dan Eldon: The Art of Life), treat yourself to one or both - they are must haves for any artist's library!
Posted by aimee