tranquility du jour #213: art journaling

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Welcome to the 213th edition of Tranquility du Jour. Today’s show features upcOMing happenings and Art Journaling with Kelley Brown.

Workshops + Retreats
Consider joining moi for a true tranquilologie experience:

* 2 workshops at Centre Luna Yoga in Montreal April 30
* Yoga in Costa Rica Retreat July 2-9
* Art Journaling 3-hr Extravaganza in DC July 23 
* Hip Tranquil Chick Retreat at Kripalu in Mass August 28-September 2
* Yoga + Creativity Lifestyle Retreat at a Farmhouse in NY October 14-16
* Yoga Retreat in India November 11-20
* Yoga + Art Retreat in Paris + Provence May 2012 (details to come)

Featured Tranquilista:

I have been an artist from the time that I first picked up a crayon: I drew a horse, and that image still hangs in my parent’s house reminding me of my passion from an early age. I was involved in art classes form that point on, majoring in art in high school and college. I learned all the “right” ways of creating art. And then, I went to grad school to study art therapy and was introduced to art journaling. The process allowed me to break all the rules I had learned and in turn opened up creativity in me I did not know existed. Although I have always been an artist, through art journaling, I have come to live an artistic life.

My blog chronicles my ongoing projects, including a recent project about turning 30 and a process I call “parallel art journaling” where my significant other and I explore themes together through art. I have presented on the topic of art journaling at universities and the National Art Therapy Conference, along with several other local venues. My blog and my work were
recently featured on Psychology Today’s Arts in Healing blog, in an article about art journaling as an art therapy tool. I conduct local workshops in St. Louis, where I live and work, and have curated art
journaling exhibitions. This spring I am excited to be one of the teachers in Dirty Footprint Studios online art journaling workshop 21 Secrets.

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Great Psychology Today article on therapeutic benefits of art journaling (how I found Kelley)
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How can I indulge my artistic side this week?

Signature Style: TranquiliT is a line of layers in rayon made from organic bamboo. We are locally sewn and plant 150 trees each month while also donating a portion of proceeds to Nest and Tranquil Space Foundation. In honor of a recent feature on convertible clothing in the New York Times, our featured piece is the gypsy pant from India. One size. Available in noir and white. 

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Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing Love Will Turn Your Head Around by Karmacoda. You can learn more about their music at, and look for their new album, Eternal coming soon!

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