Inner Hero Creative Art Journal: Mixed Media Messages to Silence Your Inner Critic
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Dear Inner Critic, meet your inner heroes!
As a creative person, you are familiar with the critic--that nagging presence in your head that is always trying to point out your shortcomings. But there is hope: Your inner heroes are also always with you at your worktable. Through the creation of your personal Inner Hero Creative Art Journal (a series of loose-leaf cards, each with a new mixed-media technique), you will invite an inner conversation that will illuminate your best self. Your inner Scribe, Tarot Reader, Alchemist, Gardener and Wise Woman each long to be introduced to your inner critic and to show you a positive and more supportive perspective.
Those who wish to step up to their inner critic will soon hear a gentler voice.
- Overcome negative self-talk--Each chapter introduces a variety of ideas and exercises to release your inner heroes.
- Discover a new format--Loose-leaf watercolor pages become art-journaled cards you will use over and over again to make meaning of your journey.
- Mixed media techniques--Discover art-making techniques using inks, photos, watercolors, fabric, eggshells and more to use in your own art journaling.
- Additional online content--Links to downloadable worksheets and inspiring variations are sprinkled throughout the book.
Step out of the critic's shade and into the warmth and comfort of your own creative light.
that twin your inner hero’s. You’ll discover that some of your strengths may first look like weaknesses but are hidden powers to confront your inner critic. In another technique you’ll see how to transform small gains into big ones through writing practice. In my example, I used four photographs of Mission San Xavier del Bac, south of Tucson, Arizona: one of the outside of the mission; one of a wood carving of Native American and saint, Kateri Tekakwitha; and one of a separate adobe building
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created the name archetype to refer to people whose behavior, experience and emotions show up in predictable ways in folklore as well as in today’s stories. You know many archetypes of our popular culture: the kid who gets bullied but wins in the end, the hooker with a heart of gold, the brilliant but socially clumsy genius, the absentminded professor. There are also heroic archetypes useful to your creative work: the alchemist who changes one thing to another, the cartographer who defines the