mapping your creative journey

Creative Journey SketchNote by Lisa F DeYoungyour ticket to the creative journey call recordingHere’s the recording from last Friday’s Creative Journey call.

You can treat this call like a mini workshop – it’s just an hour long.

Get your sketchbook or journal and something to write with, as I lead you through a process of deep inner listening – one of the creativity skills we hone in all of the workshops.

It was fun to get to hear from several of you, and have the opportunity to talk a little bit about upcoming workshops.

Workshops mentioned on the call:

Creative Journey Facilitator Training

Dreaming on Paper: The Creative Sketchbook

Creative + Practice

The 7 Creative Powers

The illustration is by Lisa DeYoung, and these are the notes she sketched while on the call.

A few years ago, I sat next to Lisa at a conference and watched her take Sketchnotes in her journal. Fascinating – and so different from my own note taking.

It’s really like having a map of someone’s thought process. A visual guide to take you through the most important points.

I’ve always thought it would be fun for you, my readers (and listeners) to have illustrated notes to help you follow along with my talks – and immediately thought of Lisa.

She created this black and white version so you could color it in. You can print it out and take notes and make more doodles, or use this idea to create your own map.

Creative Journey SketchNotes

Download a .pdf of Lisa’s notes – and let me know what you think. If you guys like this idea we’ll do more!

I’d also love to see your call notes – however you make them. Getting a peek inside someone else’s journal is such a gift.

Lisa F DeYoung photo

Lisa DeYoung, aka the mountain mermaid, is a creative, independent spirit whose motto in life is Create, Play, Thrive.

When she’s not out exploring the trails she can often be seen pedaling around town with her colorful bag of journaling supplies. Embracing her creative life is an ongoing adventure, a journey that she loves and trusts more each year – and hopes to inspire others to do the same.

To help inspire others she has created the Daily Musings Journal — which provides a space for simple daily creative journaling practice. The Daily Musings Journal was born from her need for the perfect space her own personal practice.

Through Friday January 22, Lisa is offering a giveaway of a Daily Musings Journal on her blog.  Check that out here.

Your Turn

What was one of your three takeaway’s from listening to the recording? (You’ll learn what takeaway’s are and how to find them when you listen.)

Any questions you’d love to have answered – about workshops or the creative journey method? Ask away!

For your creative journey…

Dreaming on Paper: The Creative Sketchbook shows you how to create magnificent mixed-media art journals as a contemplative practice. It’s the foundational course required for more in-depth study and the facilitator training.

Magic Book is a yearlong creative journaling workshop that uses my “lazy journaling” (get in and get out quick) method. For when you’re too busy!

All workshops take you on a creative journey and show you how to create with ease and joy.

No experience in art or writing is necessary to attend any of my workshops. Absolute beginners are welcome! I’d be honored to be your creative journey guide.

4 Responses to mapping your creative journey

  1. Bonnie Boucek January 23, 2016 at 1:08 am #

    Love the creative map pdf. I think it’s a great help to see what others get out of a recording.

  2. Anne in Virginia-USA January 22, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

    Lisa, thanks so much for offering all of us this call. It was such a nourishing hour in a cold, dark month.

    My biggest and favorite takeaway was the idea that the creative life can get detoured and even go backward–and that it’s all part of the journey. That was so helpful and reassuring to me. I once wrote this six-word memoir for an exercise in a writing class: “Singular woman seeks truth. Frequent detours.”

  3. Lynne January 21, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    I love Lisa DeYoung’s “notes.” They invite me into them and are definitely artwork in themselves.

    • Lisa DeYoung January 21, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

      Yay — thanks so much! I had fun creating them while listening to Lisa S talk about The Creative Journey. Enjoy playing on the PDF!

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