Express yourself in a visual journal!
With the ideas in this book, you will learn to create mixed media pages that express your soul and create a path to healing, internal freedom, and the sparking of passion. “Visual Journey Journaling” is an innovative artistic method taught by Rakefet Hadar and made up of seven elements: Intention, Magical Coincidence, Background, Images, Lines, Color, and Text. Visual Journey Journaling invites you to a fascinating world where you connect with your hidden inner artist to create "soul pages" using simple techniques and subtle guidelines to take a look inside yourself. Rakefet has taught these methods for many years, guiding even inexperienced artists to find and express the stories within themselves.In the first chapter of the book you will learn how to master the seven elements in your journal. There are many fun exercises and a step-by-step tutorial of how to start a simple journal. Next you will learn how to make a soul page with the seven elements. You will explore a variety of materials and how to work with them to find and create your pages. You will learn to build your journal and how to bind it into a finished book. Throughout the book and in the final section, you'll see and find the meanings in Rakefet's stunning private art journal pages and read her stories behind them.
Rakefet Hadar lives in Israel and works as an art therapist with children and adults. The most powerful tool she offers her clients is Visual Journey Journaling. Rakefet’s discovery of art journaling a few years ago changed her life. From a very young age she painted, sketched, and created works of art; however, as she grew up, the joy this pastime used to give her waned. A few years ago, one of her friends showed her an altered book, and Rakefet was hooked instantly. She went online, found a tutorial on how to make her own altered book, and that was the beginning. Art journaling and the mixed media language restored in her the joy she once felt in the creation of art. She believes it can be soul-healing, and it has certainly helped her through difficult periods in her life. As a teacher, she sees the same results in her students and clients.Rakefet developed her method, Visual Journey Journaling (VJJ), and she teaches it worldwide and through her digital courses. You can find out more at https://en.visualjournal.co.il/visual-journaling/
This is the BEST how-to book on visual journaling I have ever read. Rakefet Hadar has obviously studied and analyzed her own journal pages and has separated her work into seven elements, or layers, that provide meaning and relativity to her daily life. She provides the story of how she learned visual journaling that is profound and yet simple enough for everyone to understand and follow her techniques to make their own powerful journal pages.
There are several art journaling books out there-but this new one by Rakefet Hadar in a class by itself. I have been visual journaling since the late 90s and have taught art journaling workshops and just when I thought I have seen all there is to see- along comes this book- Her method really is an invitation to go deep into yourself. Her process is inviting and engaging. The colorful journal art of hers is on almost all the pages in the book and is a joy in itself to look at. Thank you Rakefet for creating this wonderful book.
This is going to sound like an exaggeration, but it's the truth. I got so excited after receiving Rakefet's book that I started building a junk journaling business with my own creations. And now, just a few weeks later, I have a retail display in a local store. That's how inspiring this book has been for me. And now it's inspiring my students, too, in the classes I'm teaching downtown. The depth of healing knowledge in this book is incredible. For now, I just get people excited about expressing themselves and having fun. Fun can be very healing in this world today. I don't talk about the deep, psychological benefits of art, junk and written journaling because that's not my expertise. That's Rakefet's expertise, and she's very, very good at sharing it, in person and in her book. I encourage anyone with a speck of interest in creative journaling of any kind to get this book. Get it and watch what happens to your life when your creativity is set free. Just looking at Rakefet's art is healing, but she inspires you to make your own art, and she imparts the confidence to actually do it. Thank you, Rakefet!
Rakefet has been a favorite of mine. Her art is full of passion, joy and wonder all from a very talented, personal space. Rakefet is a visual storyteller and her art speaks. When I heard she was going to publish a book I was so excited.It is a marvelous collection filled with her very unique style. Her words and suggestions give a whole new meaning to opening ourselves up in our Art Journaling. Thank you Rakefet.
I love Rakefet's style, colorful display, and personal sharing throughout her book. Rakefet offers a clear direction on how to create your own page with your own distinct touch on your spread. I am so thankful that I have discovered this artist who touches my heart, inspiration and deeply speaks to me through her art. A spectacular book by a spectacular artist. She is amazing.
Rakefet Hadar has written an amazing introduction to art journaling. She explains the wonderful process of art journaling and how it can bring deeper meaning and awakenings to our lives. It is very well written, translated from Hebrew to English in this version. Her colorful journal spread draw you into the her work. She explains techniques and processes here as well. I loved this book, Congratulations Rakefet!
This lovely book has arrived and it is oh so gorgeous....Rakefet has written up the art journalling process in superb fashion, making it very clear to me. The publication is beautiful-very pleasing to feel the lovely pages and spend hours exploring her intriguing and personal art work. This book is a true treasure and probably the most important one in my art journalling library.
Absolutely fabulous! This is written by a women who shares my souls journey. I love everything about it.