I joined today this amazing online class: Telling stories deeply by Karen Grunberg, a.k.a Karenika because I don't know anymore if journal or not is just a question of style and I really could not miss something that this amazing artist prepared with so much "heart and soul".
She explains that: "The class will run for four weeks. Each week we will be exploring one area of what I consider deep/authentic journaling. The focus areas build on top of each other and get deeper as the weeks pass. In each week's class, I also include one journaling tool and one writing focus. And then finally, we have the layout for that week where the journaling highlights that week's focus area. So each week you get four downloadable handouts: The handout for the main focus area. The handout with the writing focus and journaling tool. (these are like mini lessons.) The handout with my layout and step by step instructions. The handout with that week's downloadable journaling spots. And then there are handouts in the beginning that are for pre-class reading and a handout to fill-out throughout the class and one at the very end for parting thoughts. The first two handouts each week also have several examples from my own layouts that highlight the specific journaling theme we have for that week. The journaling spots are usable if you're digital or if you're traditional or a mix. They are just for fun. We also have two chats scheduled. And of course the audio recordings from me each week and the gallery and message board which are staples of BPS. I am also compiling a long list of links to articles about writing, inspirational quotes, etc. just so you can have them on hand. I have poured my heart and soul into this class and I plan to give it 100% of myself to this class. Journaling is my passion and something that I truly believe in when it comes to scrapbooking so if I ever get to teach one single class, this is the one. "
So, if you've ever wished you could journal more or more authentically, I hope you'll join Karen in this class. If you don't know her beautiful work, you can go to her blog http://www.karenika.com/.