About this Course
The Walk....some journeys we have to take alone. The Walk is an extensive journey that you will take with your soul, exploring not only the places in life that you have been, but the places that you still long to go. We will explore what we want to take with us, and what we want to leave behind. We will explore what has been learned through all of the journeys we have already been on, and what we still need to learn to get to where we are meant to go.
We will talk about The Carnival, which represents the times and places in our lives where we were derailed or fooled by the illusion of perfection and competition....where we came face to face with tricksters of every kind and even where we may have sold out soul to win at carnival games that left us feeling empty.
We will explore The Campfire, which represents truth, love, family, beauty and individual purpose. We will each decide what the campfire is for us...and how to get there, create a campfire and how to remember to stay there.
We will explore The Climb, which represents each leg of our life journey. We will talk about what we need to pack for our journeys, how we need to prepare, and how we can ask others around us to share their maps with us. We will also talk extensively about sharing out maps with others to help them through parts of life that we have already been through.
This is one of the most important courses I have ever written and I wish everyone would take it. We are all on a WALK...and we need to be at The Campfire together...helping each other prepare for the next leg of each of our journeys....and helping each other heal from the things that happened at The Carnival.
This has been an absolutely life changing course for all those who have taken it...I hope you will take it too...it was made for YOU...for all of us.
About the instructor
I love being part of Brave Girls Club and sitting in this big worldwide circle of sisterhood....it has changed my life in all of the best ways. I am profoundly grateful for all of it, and I work hard to never take it for granted.
I'm an artist, teacher and entrepreneur. I have started and owned a few different companies and written many books. I have sold and licensed my art all around the world, which is what I had dreamed of doing since I was a little girl. In 2004, my husband sustained a traumatic brain injury which changed the direction of our lives dramatically and led me to my TRUE life's work.
Taking care of my husband and holding my family together while my business and the rest of my life fell apart all around me left me feeling broken in every way. I used art and journaling to heal the fragmented parts of my soul, and once I felt healed I wanted nothing more than to share what I had learned and how I had healed with my sisters all over the world. That's where Brave Girls Club came from...my curriculum is what I have used to heal myself and make my life joyful again.
I live in Star, Idaho where my husband and I have raised our 5 children. My husband made a miraculous full recovery which we consider a tremendous miracle that has prompted us to spend our life helping others out of the kinds of dark times we were in for so long. Our greatest treasure in life is our family, ...especially the grandchildren who have come to us! We plan to spend the rest of our lives doing more of what we are doing now....enjoying life, helping where we can, creating beauty, and spending as much time as possible with our beloveds...at home and all over the world. We appreciate every new day we are gifted with, and life is beautiful! So happy to be here with all of you!
You will need:
What You'll Need
- A 6”x9” spiral bound watercolor sketchbook with at least 15 pages (I got mine at Michael’s)
- A 5×7 kraft colored card kit, including cards and envelopes and at least 24 of each. (I got mine at Michael’s) I did everything in kraft paper, but if you want to, you can use another color…we will be using both the envelopes and the cards, and kraft will go with anything …. here is a link to a few great deals:
- Roll of kraft paint masking paper 9” wide (usually comes 180 feet long in a roll) I got mine at Home Depot for under $3…you can get this at most hardware stores and it is very inexpensive… but you can order it online too….(it just seems to cost a lot more)
- 1 roll of nice masking tape, 1” width (not the cheap stuff...available just about anywhere)
- a few rolls of washi tape (if you want some prettier tape to compliment the masking tape)
- 1 bottle of white gesso, 8oz or more (I got mine at Michael’s, you can get it at most art or craft stores)
- 1 set of watercolors The best quality that’s in your budget. I just used Crayola school watercolors to prove that you can use anything
- 1 fine tip permanent black pen for journaling (You may want more than one…you can use a fine tip Sharpie, a Zig Millenium or a Sakura Pigma Micron…you can get one of these at most local stores that sell office or art supplies)
- 1 opaque white gel pen (I got mine at a local art store, and it is a Pentel Sunburst Med. Gel Pen)
- 6 glue sticks (these are available just about everywhere)
- 1 bottle of matte finish Mod Podge or other collage medium (I got mine at Michael’s, you can get it at most art or craft stores)
- 1 bottle or tube of white acrylic paint (at least 2oz.)
- 1 bottle or tube of black acrylic paint (at least 2oz.) (I got mine at Michael’s, you can get it at most art or craft stores for under $2 per bottle)
- A few paintbrushes in assorted sizes, for collaging and light painting
- Lots of magazines to cut words out of (Just start asking your friends to save these for you. You can also find loads of them on Craigslist and places like that from people who are happy for you to take them off of their hands. Think about inspirational, fashion, travel and home magazines... the kind that you would find things in that inspire you.)
- Computer and printer
- Paper and ink to print out collage sheets and curriculum
- 1 JOURNAL of ANY KIND, and a pen. A plain notebook will do just fine.
- Light paper (you’ll want lots to choose from so start a little collection)…white or light colored tissue paper or napkins, junk mail, old books that can be cut up, etc.
Optional Adornment Projects Supply List
- an old belt (preferably leather)
- some metal brads (usually used for paper)
- some lace or trim
- an old button with a shank
- needle and thread
- something that will punch through leather (a cropodile or leather punch). (more Optional Adornment projects will be added)
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