I wanted to share with you my most memorable moments!!
I was traveling for a whole week in Toscana and I felt really blessed for having my visual journal with me.
It was almost like a close friend that helped me to reflect on everything that I saw.
It helped me to slow down and not rush from one activity to the next.
This is a visual summary of my vacation…
For each day I have chosen my most memorable moment.
I hope you enjoy it!
Day 1- Florence & the Ponte Vecchio bridge
That is definitely the most beautiful bridge I ever saw with these small houses all over it.
I couldn’t stop looking at it and imagining how it looked in the old days.
This is what I wrote in my Diary
“Such a full day of Renaissance art from the great masters like Botticelli, Caravaggio, Donatello, Michelangelo and many more…but what I really loved is wandering around this small beautiful city and looking at it from different positions. Sitting in small coffee places and working in my journal. In the Duomo tour I learned that Brunelleschi discovered the concept of perspective, and that is how the Renaissance started..so today my prompt was-we all need to have some “perspective” in our lives”
Day 2-Piazella Michelangelo
The view from Piazella Michaelangelo was really breath taking!
I recommend spending there a few hours of drawing the beautiful scenery.
Day 3- Pisa
Day 4- Siena
Day 5- Tuscany Villages
Day 6- The Tarot Garden
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.