Monday, August 16, 2010

journals of transformation

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"Journals and diaries often blossom when we have hit a rough patch in our lives. We go to our books when we are confused and searching. When life feels especially dark or friendless, a blank page offers refuge. There, we do our work. We play with paradox. We peek into the dark places. We respond to the questions that haunt or baffle us. And little by little we move forward. We transform."

My dear friend Jennifer New is back on the visual journaling scene - she is writing a new book, Lifelines and Road Maps: Journal of Catharsis, Revelation and Transformation, and she's currently accepting submissions from visual/art journal keepers for consideration. Topics of special interest to her include parenting, pregnancy, divorce, major career shifts, life stages, (e.g., teenaged years, middle life crisis, retirement), illness of all sorts, geographic journeys that had a major impact, and spiritual quests.

If you would like your work to be considered for Jennifer's book, or for more information, contact her directly at jennifernew42 (at) gmail.com (please send no more than five sample pages via jpeg or pdf). If you aren't yet familiar with her previous books Drawing from Life: The Journal as Art, and Dan Eldon: The Art of Life), treat yourself to one or both - they are must haves for any artist's library!

13 comments:

jane said...

what a greta idea!
hope you are enjoying your summer! can you believe we are still in sweaters?...
xxx

oneartistjournal said...

Love Jennifer New. Both of her books are very different and stunning. The third in plan sounds very intriguing...thanks for the info Aimee. You are always so generous to us all.
XOXOrly

nacherluver said...

Wow! Great stuff! Thanks for sharing the opportunity and the links to these great books. Never heard of them before but definitely something I would buy.

AG Ambroult said...

Very cool. I'll check out her books and look forward to the new one. Ikept a journal once, and that was during a study abroad semester. I should dig that up sometime soon...

Eden said...

Thanks for the book reccomendations....That first book has me wanting to get to the book store NOW....not wait on amazon! Thanks for the inspiration to keep on writing down my crazy ideas :D

Christine said...

Thanks Aimee, this sounds exciting.
Sending e-strawberries your way (they are very sweet, you should try them):-)

Sarah said...

I have that first book-and love it! Thanks for the information!

Carrie Schmitt said...

Do you know when the deadline is?

L'Atelier said...

how interesting!
will check out her books!
thanks for the tip
xo

RW said...

I too, have never heard of Jennifer New. Thanks for the links.

aimee said...

good question, carrie - i forgot to ask! if i find out i'll post the date here, or you are welcome to contact her directly.

thanks all for stopping by!

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Thank you for this, Aimee. I just wrote Jennifer with a few projects including this one from a trip to Spain during Holy Week:

http://www.makingthishome.com/2010/06/24/my-travel-journal-spain/

suzanne cabrera said...

OH...I MUST do this. Boy do I ever have some pages of transformation!!!!!