Sisters of Providence to host ‘Art, Journaling, and Art Journaling’
Sister of Providence Rosemary Schmalz, SP, believes that a combination of art and journaling can be important for a person’s spirituality.
“Journaling has been part of my prayer for at least 25 years,” Sister Rosemary said. “I journal every morning and over the years, I have found that if I incorporate art into journaling, it helps me focus on soul issues. The art helps me do more honest journaling.”
She will be sharing some of her multiple journaling methods in the upcoming workshop, “Art, Journaling, and Art Journaling,” scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, May 19, in the Providence Hall Community Room, located at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. To register, click online here.
“Journaling is a tool for us to get in touch with our feelings, and the root causes of those feelings,” Sister Rosemary said. “It helps us become more aware of our deepest desires. Journaling can also help us find a way of moving forward when we face difficult decisions.
“The workshop really has a two-fold purpose,” Sister Rosemary continued. “First, it gives you the freedom to allow yourself to do art that lets your inner creativity emerge. It is amazing where your creativity may lead you, one you reconnect with it. Second, it offers you the opportunity to learn, through guided practice, methods of integrating art and journaling into prayer.
“Parts of the workshop are a lot of fun. The art activities will emphasize being engaged in the process of doing art rather than trying to create a product. If you don’t have a product in mind, then you won’t be disappointed with the result!”
The workshop requires no artistic experience or talent. Participants need only a bring a “childlike” willingness to set aside inhibitions and to be delighted with the magic of color and the power of words.
Cost to attend the workshop is $45, which includes lunch and materials. The registration deadline is May 14.