What is the best way to travel?

What is the best way to travel?

Spring is coming and it’s time for traveling with my visual art diary

I love traveling, this is the best time for me to work on my Visual journal.

Next week I’m flying with my Husband to Italy and I would love it if you joined me on my visual explorations of Florence and Sienna.

When I travel I feel so free to just create.

I take a very small bag of supplies and my small sketchbook and I try to create every day something small that will summarize my day.

I use brochures I find, ephemera I collect, and usually, I just allow myself to sketch the energy that I feel in any particular place I visit.

Every day I let myself enough time to sit in a nice coffee place and work on a visual summary of the day before. Sometimes I even do it twice a day when I’m super excited.

This way I let myself absorb all the beauty that I saw and “make” it my own..

I noticed that when I’m reflecting in my visual art diary I enjoy it more and my memories of the vacation are clearer and happier.https://soul-pages.com/blog/ 

 

So what do you actually need when you travel? 

I take with me: 

My travel visual journal

An extra small size watercolor block

Tombow markers

Permanent black Liners

Posca markers

Jel pens

Metallic pen

washi tape

Daniel smith small box of favorite watercolors

Scissors

Small glue

I pick up brochures and journals images as I go.

 

You can read about my travels and see a video of my materials bag in my blog

https://soul-pages.com/blog/

Color Archetypes- Creating our childhood color maps

Color Archetypes- Creating our childhood color maps

Color Archetypes- Creating our childhood color map!

We started this course with a live event in April 16th.

You can access this for free when you register to the site.

In this event, I shared with you my new method

Color Archetypes

Color archetypes is a spiritual-artistic method to identify and understand the source of energies available to us from the day we were born – core energy, connection energy, and spiritual energy.

These three energies, inherent parts of us, navigate and shape our lives. Understanding them will help us live better, happier, and more fulfilling lives.

When we know and recognize these energies, we can learn to balance them and achieve an energetic state of tranquility, creativity, and happiness. This state touches our higher spirit, or self-archetype.

In this course we will learn to map the energies inside us through the color map, working with archetypes, shamanic meditations, and creating a visual journal.

We will learn about the childhood color energy map, a fascinating process that we can use over and over to heal childhood wounds and transition toward the life that we want to create for ourselves.

Materials that I used in the Live event

  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolors
  • White/black pen
  • Glue/scissors
  • Acrylics/posca markers
  •  Images from old books/magazines
  • Any material that you have at home

 

You can still sign up for the Color Archetype course

This is a recorded course that will be yours to keep forever! 

SoulPages in Tuscany

SoulPages in Tuscany

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

A very busy day of traveling between Florence and Sienna through Pisa and San Gimignano..the word that kept coming to my mind was-proportions..
Here I worked with brochures I got in the streets.

 

Day 4- Siena

Siena is such a beautiful place that I took maybe 200 photos today.. We climbed the Torre del mangia tower and watched over the crazy streets with so many houses build on each other.

 

Day 5- Tuscany Villages

Today we changed the atmosphere to  small villages..my favorite was Pienza with so many cute places and serene views of green hills and cypress trees. In my house I have 3 of them hanging out in front of my house, so I felt at home.

 

Day 6- The Tarot Garden

The tarot garden of Niki de saint phases is one of the most beautiful, inspiring and imaginative places I saw!
The artist that created it was inspired by Gaudi’s Parc Guell in Barcelona. She designed and created it in 22 years. Every statue represents one of the tarot of the major arcana ( the 22 steps of the fool’s journey).
As a tarot lover, I had such an amazing time exploring each of them.
The pictures don’t show how amazing this experience was.. it’s a true gem that Niki de Saint Phalle gave us ( She died in 2002 when the garden was completed)
I’m going to try and express it in my journal in the next few days so keep an eye for my next posts about this incredible place!!
My travel materials bag

My travel materials bag

Do you want to join me in packing my Visual Journal traveling kit?

I love to go on vacation, visit new places and then express what I feel in my Visual Journal.

I haven’t been to Florence since I was 13, so 40 years ago…
I think this was the age when I started drawing.

That was my Bat-Mitzvah present, a tour around Europe with my grandparents and I felt overwhelmed!

It was the first time I left Israel and everything looked so beautiful and different!

This time I will have my Visual Journal to express what I see and feel.

So what do you actually need when you travel? 

I take with me: 

My travel visual journal

An extra small size watercolor block

Tombow markers

Permanent black Liners

Posca markers

Jel pens

Metallic pen

washi tape

Daniel smith small box of favorite watercolors

Scissors

Small glue

I pick up brochures and journals images as I go.

The Transformative book & the Dreaming child

The Transformative book & the Dreaming child

Layers of Meaning-The Book as a transformative force 

Last week we had a zoom live event to celebrate my book published in the US.

In this event, I shared with you my journey in the last eight years, since I started developing my method- SoulPages.

And how writing the book was a transformative force that helped me create my path.

we talked about the seven elements and I demonstrated a full process of activating the dreaming child within.

The Dreaming child archetype

One of the basic concepts I talk about in my book is The Dreaming Child.

It is pure childlike energy that exists within us, it is familiar with our unconscious mind, with all the inner landscapes and all the treasures we have yet to unearth.

The Dreaming Child is ready at any moment to go on a journey of discovery and investigation, with a fresh perspective, always seeing the world as if for the first time

Connecting with this archetype will bring joy and passion to your life.

If you want to learn more about the book click the button

What is the best way to travel?

Art journaling

Try one of these transformational courses

Each and every one of us is born with the built-in ability to change our lives and connect to the energies of health, love, the joy of life, and creativity.
In this course, we will learn the tool of a color capsule that will connect us to the power of fulfillment of the primary colors and their ability to change our lives.

watercolor journaling for beginners

I’m very honored to announce the opening of the International mentor training in my method of “SoulPages Journaling”.

This is an online live course of 30 full lessons during 9 months of training.

All the lessons are recorded and kept for another full year after the course is finished.

Color archetypes is a spiritual-artistic method to identify and understand the source of energies available to us from the day we were born – core energy, connection energy, and spiritual energy.

These three energies, inherent parts of us, navigate and shape our lives. Understanding them will help us live better, happier, and more fulfilling lives.

Art Journaling is an art activity within a personal journal. Another name for this activity can be Visual journaling, art diary etc.

For many years, artists have developed their artistic ideas in a journal and called this a sketchbook. Creating in a format of a journal has begun to develop as another language of art that anyone can do, without learning any complicated techniques, in the last thirty years.

Some artists in the United States and Europe have begun to teach the unique way they create within a diary to allow freedom, creativity and un judgmatical behaviour.

Soul Pages is a special method of visual-art journaling that I developed in the last 8 years and its main idea is the focus of our inner development and the connection to the archetype of the inner artist.

Art Journaling basic concepts

  • The use of mix media techniques – any combination of materials and techniques is acceptable
  • It’s not about the outcome- the process itself is important.
  • It’s a form of self-care art so usually it incorporates writing
  • We use meditative techniques such as doodling and collage
  • We create in a bound journal
  • We use layers of different materials and techniques that expose different meanings
  • We can use prompts to create meaning in our spread
  • Freedom, joy and play
  • There are lots of different approaches of teaching, but usually they either teach art techniques or teach transformation.

About my method- SoulPages journaling

I developed SoulPages journaling method in order to allow for self-care, transformation, joy, playfulness and also cultivating our inner artist.

SoulPages is based on seven elements: Intention, Magical coincidence, background, image, color, line & text. You can learn more about the elements in my book “Elements of visual Journaling”

You can learn more about  SoulPages journaling in my short courses.

Or join my in-depth facilitator training and transform your life.

SoulPages facilitator training is the only mentoring programme in the world that actually teaches how to become a group facilitator with the amazing tool of the visual journal.

In this one year programme you can become an independent artist that creates freely in your bounded journals.

You will learn how to create endless art processes that are healing and also artistic.

art journaling for beginners

There are lots of art journaling for beginners classes and tutorials online but what is most important to understand is that beginners’ minds are an essential part of art journaling.

A beginner’s mind is a state of constant surprise and creativity where you feel that everything is new, fresh, and exciting.

So when you are looking for art journaling for beginners, you need information about the materials and techniques that will help you start an art journaling practice.

In SoulPages Journaling- creating the art journal from scratch is an amazing intention process- You can create a vessel for all your hopes and dreams.

After the art journal is created, you can start exploring materials and techniques that you like.

In my first years, I was so excited to discover that you can use any combination of materials. I felt like an explorer and it was an amazing feeling of being a child in a candy shop.

Try to look for materials that allow for magical coincidence. These are techniques that bring results that we have no control over.

The book “Layers of Meaning” by Rakefet Hadar is the perfect book when you are looking for art journaling for beginners’ ideas.

art journaling for beginners-ideas to get you started

When you want to start creating a visual journal, you can concentrate on the different elements of visual journaling as described in my journaling method SoulPages journaling.

here you can get a few ideas to get you started

  • Intention– create your art journal from a cover of an old book or by using a Coptic stitch binding.
  • Magical coincidence– start exploring new materials and techniques such as jelly plate, ink, tea bags, marbelling, etc.
  • Background– prepare a few simple backgrounds on your journal pages. use watercolor, acrylic, collage simple torn pieces of paper.
  • Image– glue some images on your pages.
  • color– add color to connect the images
  • line– add some lines to give depth to your images and make them yours.
  • text– give a name to the art that you created.

Finally, all you need is to embrace your inner child and start creating

The seven elements of visual journaling can help you start journaling on your own. If you want to try a free tutorial you can press here:

The red violin

more art journaling for beginners classes are available in my online courses: The HomeBook.

And also in the Memory Pocket course, that demonstrates how I work with the 7 elements.

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