After reading and flipping through some books on Visual Journaling I have discovered that this is an art-form that will express my ideas well. While I will not forsake any technique work, I think that by keeping a visual diary of my life, I will be more inspired.  While throwing my thoughts on to the paper I was able to express my emotions with words, torn paper, pictures I drew or found, and screaming colors and associations. It is like scrap-booking but it does not necessarily have to match and look tidy, it should look like your head and heart and soul. It felt like a self portrait, a depiction of things I can't communicate but wish to nonetheless throw out.

Some great resources for all those interested:
Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself By Sabrina Ward Harrison for inspiration
Visual Journaling Going Deeper than Words by Barbara Ganim and Susan Fox for a more theoretical psychological approach.

You can also find some great examples at

The 3 Examples pasted below are some cool journals I found by an artist Teesha Moore you can find her at
So I am back from the Arkansas! It was a wonderful trip-- I only wish I didn't feel guilty for over-eating and not getting anything accomplished. I did bring back Three unfinished paintings and two colored "sketches." Lost Valley trail is definitely beautiful and I wish to return with more paint and more time so as to imprint more of its unequaled beauty on paper. Happy New Year to all of you out there. I wish you the most beautiful experiences and inspiring years.