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My  creative portfolio

"Never forget: It is your right to look inside yourself for the answers."~ Dr Judith Orloff

Practise Self-Care!

I have created some scrap / ephemera kits ideal for beginners. Each pack is unique and theme based including colour / pattern coordinated paper, journal tags, and other embellishment of sorts. Visit http://homebeautifier.myshopify.com under 'stationery' to get started!

ART + WRITING = ART / VISUAL JOURNALING

  • a haven to be still and centered
  • to facilitate understanding of the self and others
  • creates greater insights
  • expresses thoughts and emotions
  • to raise questions which might have no answers.
  • to play and experiment with different art mediums
  • an economical way to express your unique creativity
  • brings everyday things to life, act as a reminder of where you were, what you were doing and thinking at those ‘aha’ moments
  • helps to set goals and plans, making lists of ‘to-dos’ and for musings, using different art / craft forms instead of a spreadsheet format
  • a safe place to dream your dreams, no matter how far-fetched it seems
  • a place to explore your fantasies and fear
  • prompts to get you into the flow
  • a witness to your life, in chapters
  • it is in itself a piece of art


VJ VERSUS BLOGGING

A blog is a kind of online journal relying on your keyboard and maybe clip-art. It is a popular way to voice your thoughts and perspectives, your opinion and comment about issues. It is open to public viewing, encouraging others to share their views.

VJ is personal, intimate, an exploration every step of the way. Imagine turning scraps into something artsy and precious for keepsake (go green!).  A dialogue with your body and soul. A digital camera without a manual. A stretched canvas for you to play with wherever and whenever you feel like it. Criticism doesn’t exist. Nor does judgment. A way to give physical form to your thoughts and dreams, and of course those special occasions out of the everyday life.
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WHAT IS REQUIRED???

Your full presence, discipline, showing up, being playful and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, feeling okay to make mistakes, willing to see the imperfections and find the beauty within anyway, and prepared to have lots of fun!
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Basic Art Journal Kit

  • All mediums of paint including watercolor, crayons, pastels, acrylic
  • All mediums of ink including markets, gel pens, pencils, colored pencils
  • Scissors of sorts including the traditional ones, decorative scissors (you can change blade patterns), craft cutter, paper trimmer
  • Ruler
  • Different types of adhesives​
  • Paper with lots of different textures including wrapping paper, newspaper, recycled paper, deli paper, patterned paper, cardboard , tissue paper, etc…​

Creativity is not limited to pen and paper, keyboard and lines

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SEEING A SHRINK DEFINITELY COSTS A LOT MORE THAN THIS! It works!!!

The best self-help ever!

Please listen to the audio below  to find out more about the magical power of art journaling.

BE WARNED…IT IS ADDICTIVE!!!
PERUSING AND SAVING BITS OF SCRAPS HAS BECOME AN OBSESSION!

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HK$ 1200

What you get in the 12 week e-course:

  • printable worksheets of 12 theme base sessions to cultivate the seed of creativity at your own pace
  • prompts and soulful questions to help you get started
  • envelope designs to store your ephemera
  • bonus session to create your vision board
  • journal tags to print out
  • papercraft techniques and tips for binding and embellishing your journal
  • planner templates
  • savvy resources for more inspiration
  • get to know yourself in the process
  • loads of fun and surprises
  • make your VJ from scratch