Journaling Resources To Explore.

Resources I love

As you can see by my blog I have not been up to much lately. In-fact my life has been extremely quiet. For the past few weeks I have been ill. So life has been put on pause and my calendar has been cleared.

 

Even though I have been ill recently I have still continued to journal.  Unfortunately, I have not been out on my adventure walks, I am missing my walks and really longing to get back into them.

 

Therefore, I would like to share a few resources for you to explore and to apply to your own journaling practice.

 

So in the meantime I recommend reading a great blog post by Jamie Ridler which includes lots of prompts to journal about around exploring the new season. I myself have spent some time exploring these questions in my own journal, and have come up with lots of juicy responses to them.  I love a lot of Jamie Ridler’s work, she has inspired me to explore my own journaling practice at a deeper level over the years.  Go here to read her post: http://www.jamieridlerstudios.ca/creating-the-season-ahead/ and happy journaling.

 

You can also check out Dolly Garland at Kaizen Journaling I enjoy reading her blog and gaining great insights in ways to improve my journaling practice. She writes some very informative and useful blog posts. You can check her blog out at: http://kaizenjournaling.com/blog/

 

Additionally, I have a Journal board on Pinterest with journal prompts. I have lots of pins with different ideas and prompts for journaling. So go check out my journaling board, you can find it here: https://www.pinterest.com/dishonfj/

 

In the meantime, I will be curled up on my armchair resting and reading, and hopefully recovering soon.

 

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

FRAN DISHON

 

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Spring!

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The first day of Spring and some wonderful words of beautiful action and focus to take during Spring by Anne Lamott, American novelist and non-fiction writer.

 “I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.” ~Anne Lamott.

This Spring I will look and listen, and share what I notice and learn in my journal.

 

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Today I celebrated the first day of Spring by doing a collage garden workshop at Heritage Hill. It turned out to be the perfect day, as I walked in the garden and found something to sketch. I am hopeless when it comes to sketching but the act of putting something on paper provided inspiration to me in an unexpected way. Instead of trying to control my picture, I just thought of spring and my picture of a green plant in a pot, with violets was my inspiration. It showed up in its own way on my piece of paper, and I was proud of my efforts.

 

 

When I got home I sat down outside in the garden enjoying the first day of spring with my journal. I soaked in the sun, and admire the camellias alternating white and red flowers, and the blue intensity of the sky. Spring time, a time to birth new ideas and projects. A time to enjoy getting out into the garden. A time to watch the budding of new growth in the garden and in my life.

 

Wishing you a wonderful week!

FRAN DISHON