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The Visual Journal
The Visual Journal is a powerful tool that connects to a place of healing and transformation, that helps us self-educate about different materials and work with a variety of techniques of mixed media – all in the format of a journal.
The Binding of the Journal, the work inside it thereafter, the gentle guidance of a trustworthy instructor – allow us to go through processes of growth and healing, and even light up a spark of joy and passion.
I developed the “SoulPages” method to let you reconnect with parts of you that dream and fulfill, parts of you that are joyous.
Join one of my digital courses, face to face workshops, or one of my trips around the world. We’ll set out for a journey in the magical world of Visual Journaling.
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Hi ! my name is Rakefet Hadar
We are all born artists
Eight years ago, I discovered the Visual Journal and it changed my life, it brought so much joy and reconnected me to an abyss of creativity that had been waiting to be revealed!
I developed the “SoulPages” method to help as many people as possible encounter the power of creation, to reconnect with their passion, joy and healing strengths.
My method is built upon seven simple elements – Intention, Magical coincidence, Background, Image, Color, Line, and Text.
I teach my method in different ways: through trips I organize, online courses and frontal face-to-face workshops. I also published a book last year that consolidates all my knowledge, many exercises and pieces from my own private journal.
I invite you to join me on a journey in the Visual Journal!
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Keeping a journal is one of the strongest tools to improve and transform your life. One day, more than 10 years ago, I met with one of my colleagues and she showed me this artistic journal… inside I saw amazing simple collage work. I was hooked and I ran home and...
As you know I’m a certified art therapist with an MA from Lesley College in Boston. I started to develop my art journaling method -SoulPages , when I was in my practicum year. I created with one of my clients, a young mother, an art therapy journal where she could...
Mia Sherwood Landau
This art journaling book rocked my world!
This is going to sound like an exaggeration, but it’s the truth. I got so excited after receiving Rakefet’s book that I started building a junk journaling business with my own creations. And now, just a few weeks later, I have a retail display in a local store. That’s how inspiring this book has been for me. And now it’s inspiring my students, too, in the classes I’m teaching downtown. The depth of healing knowledge in this book is incredible. For now, I just get people excited about expressing themselves and having fun. Fun can be very healing in this world today. I don’t talk about the deep, psychological benefits of art, junk and written journaling because that’s not my expertise. That’s Rakefet’s expertise, and she’s very, very good at sharing it, in person and in her book. I encourage anyone with a speck of interest in creative journaling of any kind to get this book. Get it and watch what happens to your life when your creativity is set free. Just looking at Rakefet’s art is healing, but she inspires you to make your own art, and she imparts the confidence to actually do it. Thank you, Rakefet!
Terry D. Garret
There are several art journaling books out there-but this new one by Rakefet Hadar in a class by itself. I have been visual journaling since the late 90s and have taught art journaling workshops and just when I thought I have seen all there is to see- along comes this book- Her method really is an invitation to go deep into yourself. Her process is inviting and engaging. The colorful journal art of hers is on almost all the pages in the book and is a joy in itself to look at. Thank you Rakefet for creating this wonderful book.ה
This is the BEST how-to book on visual journaling I have ever read. Rakefet Hadar has obviously studied and analyzed her own journal pages and has separated her work into seven elements, or layers, that provide meaning and relativity to her daily life. She provides the story of how she learned visual journaling that is profound and yet simple enough for everyone to understand and follow her techniques to make their own powerful journal pages.
An amazing art journaling book!
Rakefet Hadar has written an amazing introduction to art journaling. She explains the wonderful process of art journaling and how it can bring deeper meaning and awakenings to our lives. It is very well written, translated from Hebrew to English in this version. Her colorful journal spread draw you into the her work. She explains techniques and processes here as well. I loved this book, Congratulations Rakefet!הם.
A visual journal is a tool that helps us to learn the language of meaning in our lives. Through journaling, we discover ourselves and find ways to get closer to our inner self and understand what is important to us.
Intention, magical coincidence, background, image, line, color, and text – these are the seven elements of the SoulPages journaling method I developed.
Over the years many people have approached me and asked “Explain to me what is the visual journal? Why is it good for me?”
The best way to explain the essence of the visual journal is to invite people to a meeting and see the magic that happens when people start creating soul pages. And when I say “soul”, that’s exactly what I mean; the journal is an unadulterated soul. Using it correctly can change lives. Over the past few years, visual journaling has changed my life, and I hope it will change yours, too.
The visual journal allows for an infinity of gifts
It is an amazing tool for deep healing and change,
It is a good friend who accompanies me wherever I go
It is a vessel to release in him everything that is inside.
It allows me to create in a way that is accurate to me
It allows me to discover and expose the layers of the soul that lie within me, waiting for the light of consciousness and the wonderful colors that will translate them into the containing page of the journal.
The journal enables processes of all kinds, processes between myself and processes between myself and others.
It helps me plan projects, dream dreams, and make them come true.
The Journal makes it possible to document what I go through on a daily basis and from that produce insights and understand the bigger picture.
It also allows me to connect to my roots, to the extended family, to remember sweet-bitter moments from childhood, to devote time to my deceased loved ones, and to accompany me in one way or another.
The Journal develops the ability to use imagination, metaphors, and images, it increases the creativity inherent in us and allows us to use it in ways we never dreamed possible for us.
Visual Journaling -How can I start?
There are a few ways to start visual journaling practice.
For beginners, I would recommend my book “ Layers of meaning” with one of my online courses.
You can try one of my cours
If you want to learn a life-changing facilitation course you are invited to learn more about SoulPages program.
Visual journaling is a transformational activity that combines artistic methods and self-help exercises in a format of a private journal.
Visual journaling promotes joy, imagination, playfulness, and connectedness with your inner child.
During the last eight years, I developed a unique method, “SoulPages” Journaling, based on the seven elements: intention, magical coincidence, background, image, line, color, and text.
Each of these elements teaches us something important about ourselves.
I invite you to sign up to my site and get the free mini-course- “The red violin” that can teach you the
basics of visual journaling in my method.
What is Visual Journaling, and how to can you start?
Or-What will you get in this mini-course?
Seven short videos that explain the seven elements of creation
Great mixed media techniques
Hours of fun and creativity
An activity that will promote joy and playfulness in your life
I also want to share a short story that illustrates the connection between the visual journal and magical coincidence. Six years ago, in my final year of studies for a graduate degree in art therapy, I met a good friend of mine for lunch. She pulled an old children’s book out of her purse, and when she opened it, I saw thick sheets that were hand-sewn together between its covers instead of regular pages. My friend had drawn on the pages in pencil and markers, pasted snippets of newspapers, and written down her inner thoughts.
“What is this?” I asked her, feeling its magic start to permeate me.
It’s called Visual journaling,” she said. “It’s a kind of art that you create in a journal. Anyone can do it; anything goes, no rules, and it’s a lot of fun.”
I went home, not knowing that this meeting would be life-changing. Instead, I felt an overpowering need to create a book of my own; that same day, I sewed myself a journal with the covers of an old book.
And I haven’t stopped since…
This was the beginning of a new path in my life that led me to develop my transformational method SoulPages Journaling that helped so many people to connect with their inner child/artist and discover the joy and happiness within.
Visual Journaling-Bottom line
Working in a visual journal It’s an activity that anyone can do at any age! It’s easy to start on your own.
I hope you will join me and learn more about my method In this free course- the red violin
Just sign up and start connecting with your inner child and create with the seven elements.
visual art journal
We are all born artists, but as we grow up, we forget the language of art -a visual art journal is an amazing tool that can awaken our inner child-artist that knows to “talk” art on the most joyous freeway.
The ability to express our inner world in another language, the language of art, symbols, color, and materials, is ingrained and healing. We just have to rediscover it. Creativity is a gift to ourselves. To create something visual, something from nothing is the ability of the inner child – the artist within.
Many people live their lives without the unique joy of creativity, without the excitement of using different materials and colors, without the magic that is enabled thanks to creativity and imagination.
I discovered the visual art journal in a very difficult period of my life, and it healed me and changed my life.
I developed a simple transformative way of journaling with the seven elements: Intention, magical coincidence, background, color, image, line, and text.
Visual art journal – How can this practice change your life?
- Connecting to the inner child and igniting the joy and passion in our lives
- The development of the language of the imagination and the inner world that will enrich our lives
- Learning a new creative language -Mixed media, that allows for infinite techniques and materials.
- An in-depth and creative way to deal with obstacles and problems
- Creating in the visual journal activates our creativity and allows for profound change in other areas of our lives.
- Connecting to a warm, vibrant, and accepting community, you will never feel alone.
- Gain meaningful insights into your life and the possibility of bringing about transformation
- Many options for learning, online courses, frontal groups, and more
The “soul pages” method for creating in the visual art journ
The visual art journal helps me connect to an exceptional place within me, the inner dream child, that curious child of four or five whose language of colors and shapes is his main language. This child is a magical child, who looks at the world with shining eyes, a child artist who feels like the world is a playground, and he just needs to discover.
On my site, you will find many ways to connect with your inner child within the visual art journal.
visual art diary
visual art diary is one of the many names of the visual Journal. This is a personal diary with special thick paper, usually made by hand. Inside the visual art diary, you can create infinite worlds of magic with the seven elements of visual journaling.
I often see the expression of being drawn and longing experienced by people who come across pages of such journals for the first time – they are captivated, as if by a spell… something about the images, the colors, the free expression calls upon them to reconnect with something deep inside.
SoulPages is a method of creating a visual art diary with the seven elements: Intention, magical coincidence, background, images, colors, lines, and text.
You can read about them on my site.
Visual art diary as an expression of our inner world
The visual art diary can help us express our inner world and serve as a self-empowerment tool that can heal us.
You can use these prompts to start creating in your art diary:
My first memory as a child
If I had to choose one of the basic 3 colors to identify my spirit it would be?
create a representation of your family with only colored paper.
create your creative bubble with only pieces of text.
Paint your favorite music with only blots of color and lines.
choose one line of your favorite song and try to translate it into images.
How may we learn how to work with a visual art diary?
The method of working with a visual art diary may be learned in different ways: group lessons, private lessons, online courses, and personal trial and error.
But above all, it is important to understand that any teacher/facilitator who teaches visual Journaling should be first and foremost an established artist in this type of media.
A teacher of visual Journaling is a person who works regularly with a journal, investigates his own internal processes, and develops significant methods to transfer these processes to people who come to learn from him/her.
Contrary to any other form of art, learning visual Journaling means learning about internal processes and not only techniques and materials.
I created the SoulPages facilitator course because I believe that we need certified facilitators in this field of art.
SoulPages method is the first training program that is focused on the facilitation of visual journaling.