Diary of a yoga retreat

I have just returned from a beautiful yoga retreat up a mountain in France with Alaric Newcombe. I took with me a Muji passport-sized art journal, a mini watercolour set, a water brush, and a couple of black pens. I didn’t have a lot of time to art journal during the retreat so each day I …

Chronicle of a yoga retreat

Day 1 I have just got back from an intense and rewarding week on a wonderful yoga retreat with Alaric Newcombe at Le Tardoun in France. Inspired by Julia Cusworth, I took with me a passport-sized Muji notebook, a teensy watercolour set, and a single black pen. Each afternoon I created a watercolour background and …

All this time

This spread began a couple of weeks ago as part of an assignment for Initiation, an introduction to art journaling with Juliana Coles at the Institute for Extreme Journalism. We worked layer by layer, each time "messing up" any idea of having reached a destination. Even now, it's hard to say with confidence that this …

Talking to my body

The visual aspect of today's poem is inspired by a Get Messy live web chat with Amy Maricle of Mindful Art Studio. Her relaxed and playful approach was the perfect way to get back to art journaling after a few days away at a wonderful yoga retreat in Herefordshire. One of the things she said that has …