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Visual Journal Journey:
An Introduction to Visual Journaling
Online class begins the day you register.
Join now & receive a Strathmore journal as a gift from me.

Register NOW, and learn to have a conversation with your heart...your soul.
To thank you for your confidence in me...and in YOU...I'll send you a blank journal.

I'll send you the first lesson on the day you register.

You will receive additional 5 weekly lessons by email on Friday evenings.

AND I've added a bonus lesson at the end. My camera is 3 feet from my journal as I work. You can easily see every step...and I explain what I am doing and why, so you understand.

Visual Journaling is a powerful technique we can use to communicate with our deep inner consciousness.

Carl Jung said "The soul speaks in images."

You do not need to be an artist to practice visual journaling, although many artists use it as a rich resource.

Your visual journal is a visual diary. It is meant for your own eyes...although you may choose to share parts of it.

You can color pages with paint and pattern to set a mood. Add pictures or photos that "speak" to you.
Since this is for your eyes only, you can use images from magazines or newspapers or books...or your own photos (without concern over copyright).
You may paint over parts you don't want to include...tear them up...reassemble them.
You may write on them...

The idea is to communicate with your deepest heart...your soul...your subconscious.

What you'll learn in this Visual Journaling Class will transform your life.

The first lesson  will show you how your visual journal connects directly to your soul.

The first video will get you inspired to begin journaling..
The information is this class is priceless. You will learn to find any answer you seek by looking within yourself.
You'll understand how to connect with yourself, your heart and your soul to access answers you didn't realize you had. And you'll be introduced to the kinds of music that directly connect to your heart and open your creative center.

Register now, and I'll send you a BONUS gift of a journal. This bonus is my gift to you. I'll even pay the postage to you. I'll remove this offer when the journals are gone.

In the next 5 weekly lessons, I'll demonstrate the techniques I use to paint my journal pages.

  • I'll show you at least 10 basic techniques for painting your journal pages. All of the techniques also work for making original works of art, although your journal is not designed to be a shared work of art.
  • I'll show you how to cut a stencil and how to carve a you can make your own stencils & stamps with symbols & images that are significant to you

Beauty is not necessary for a visual journal, although you may make it beautiful if you choose. I like for my journal to be beautiful so that it inspires me again every time I look at it.

I encourage you to work in your journal...daily for a few minutes if you can. But don't worry. Even if you don't work on your journal regularly, your creative right brain will be processing the information and developing ideas for you.

AND you'll have access to the video lessons for at least 6 months after the last week of class.

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You can paint pages with your favorite colors.
The act of painting will help you get in touch with your soul.

You'll can watch the videos and then paint. OR you can bring your journal to your computer and paint as you watch. You can watch the videos as many times as you want.

A visual journal is an easy non-threatening way to begin to learn to paint, even if you have never held a brush.

If you are an experienced artist, you may use your journal pages to try out new painting techniques.

You'll see how easy & how much fun it is.

You can add ribbons to make your journal feel like fun.

You can make a cover to personalize it even more.

You can make pockets or add envelopes in which to tuck precious bits, notes & photos...
or whatever else you want to keep in this special place...perhaps a quotation
...or a secret wish that you aren't yet ready to recognize by actually writing it on a page.
Many important events in our lives begin as a secret wish. Write it down & tuck it in your journal.

If you use your journal for intimate discussions that you don't want to share,
but you think you may want to show your journal, you can paint over the confidential entries,
so they aren't visible. You still receive all the benefits of the process.

You can use your visual journal to explore goals or alternate paths, to resolve problems and more.
You can even use your visual journal to choose a vacation spot or design your garden...or the life you WANT.
The choice of how to use this tool is yours.I'm introducing you to the techniques and the power.

I have used the visual journaling process for many years in my own live.

I'm excited to share the power of visual journaling with you.

Some of the things I'll demonstrate in the videos are:

  • ways to color your pages

  • gluing techniques

  • lettering

  • hiding parts of images by painting over

  • making pockets to hold secret wishes & messages

Then you'll paint and work in your own journal.

I make this so simple that you will have boatloads of fun.

You can choose to create samples of the various techniques in your journal
OR simply work in your journal using as many or as few of the techniques as you like.

  • Only $75. for the class.
  • You can use any paints you have, acrylics, watercolors or craft paints.
  • You can use pens, colored pencils, water-soluble pencils & pens & crayons, gel pens, oil pastels
  • You can use any brushes you have. Several round and flat brushes would be enough.
  • You can use sponges, makeup sponges.
  • You can use any blank book whose paintes are heavy enough to receive the media.

This class is suitable for everyone who wants to experience the power of visual journaling,
whether they have ever made art before or not. The simple techniques I teach transfer easily to art-making.

If you are an experienced artist, you will incorporate your own techniques into your journal.

Classes are suitable for beginners because I demonstrate and explain simple steps.

Classes are suitable for more advanced painters because you will find your own way of interpreting what you learn

Your soul will thank you for a new dose of artistic inspiration.

Regardless of your level of art experience,you will enjoy this class as you experience the power of visual journaling.

If you want to bring more creativity into your life, this class is for you.

The beginning of a new season, such as Spring, is a PERFECT time to begin your visual journal.

Register online using the button below.

For only $75, you'll have fun and you'll learn to a powerful new tool for self exploration.

Register NOW, while the special bonus journal is available.

You can use Paypal to register and pay online by clicking this Register button and checking out through Paypal.

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Does this image speak to your heart?

Imagine the power of images you consciously select, draw for your self, or select from your own existing art!

This is a page from one of my journals. The dancing fairies came from one of my sketchbooks. The conductor and music were found images...I made major changes to a random picture to portray the conductor. The boarding pass  came from one of my trips. I enhanced it to represent a magical trip soon after I saw the new Alice in Wonderland 3D movie.

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Once class has started you may not receive a refund. If you can watch online videos on YouTube or Vimeo, you will be able to watch the videos in this class. You must be able to send & receive email.. I'm looking forward to connecting with you. I hope you'll join me for this class. This is a page from one of my visual journals. Notice the painted background, the varied kinds of lettering, the imagery, and the fun ribbons coming off the top of the journal.


Houston artist Ann Bell is a painter whose tranquil landscapes encourage a closer connection with nature. Bell has a wealth of tools and techniques available to filter though her own experience and vision, enabling her to create memorably unique paintings. She has been a full-time professional artist for over 30 years, showing and selling her paintings through galleries, juried shows, festivals, and her own studio. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the United States and worldwide. Ann is the author of the forthcoming book 101 Ways to Increase Your Creativity, Reduce Your Stress & Have More Fun.

If you have questions about the class, please email artist@AnnBell



All images are copyrighted by the artist, Ann Schentrup Bell 2003-2012.  For purchase or licensing information, please contact Ann Bell at 281-330-3827 or contact. Please do not copy or   use these images without permission. This site is updated regularly. If you notice an error or a link that doesn't work, please send me a message. Thanks.