Taking up the challenge to blog more often

Effy Wild posted a challenge to blog daily alongside her, as she re-established a new habit to blog more often. I’ve long wanted to do the same. I write daily in a journal and have had an art practice of doing something in a daily visual journal off and on for a couple of decades now. The art journal isn’t always pretty and I don’t post art spreads very often, but it is an important practice when going through challenging times. As an art therapist, I deeply appreciate when the art surprises me by what it has to share about what is going on around me! Our art can reveal hidden wishes, desires, fears and unmet needs that we perhaps have a fleeting awareness of, but just as often, have no clue that this is what’s lurking in our subconscious mind’s underbelly. There is also the beauty of finding these surprising inner thoughts and emotions. Putting whatever spills out onto the page can so perfectly express our mood and often, more honestly than words have the ability to capture.