Teasing Your Muse- An Introduction to Creative Journaling

With instructor Donnalynn Chase


Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12-2:30 pm

Upstairs Classroom

$25 for GA Members; $30 for Non Members; $7 Materials Fee. Call 707.884.1138 to sign up by February 16



Creative Journaling promotes deeper self-awareness and personal satisfaction through self-expression. Creative (or visual) journaling goes beyond the symbols of words by using color, lines and images. Teasing your muse involves having fun with guided journaling exercises, reflection on your understanding of creativity, and practical “tools” to take home. This workshop is about exploring and expressing yourself creatively; not about a new art technique.
People who have had, or have a journaling practice or who would like to begin to journal will enjoy this workshop. Teasing your muse will expand, refresh, or reignite (maybe all!) your intention or desire to access your creative side. The playful guided exercises will release inner potential and awareness by shifting your focus of expression from linear words to color and form. Creativity is a birthright of every person – and expect to experience it through creative journaling by teasing your muse.

About Donnalynn Chase
Before moving to “here in paradise” Donnalynn facilitated, coached, and taught workshops in her private practice and corporate jobs. She figures she held over 250 workshops and classes between 2001 and 2015, with the majority of them focused on the creative process. In 2006, Donnalynn built an art studio which became a refuge for her and her clients. Aside from workshops in her private practice, she offered life coaching, day and weekend long retreats, and an on-going journaling circle that lasted for 13 years (it actually kept going after she moved). Donnalynn held most of her offerings at her studio preferring smaller groups but also taught at local adult education sites, wellness centers, and art stores, as well as holding retreats at local retreat centers.
Donnalynn is a self-taught collage artist who loves to share her passion for self-expression with others. In early 2017, she helped to co-found the collage group which meets twice a month at Gualala Arts to cultivate collage making and community. She has been trained as a life coach, facilitator, trainer, speaker and more recently as a SoulCollage™ facilitator. In addition, donnalynn claims she is a corporate refugee and recovering perfectionist, and has a Jack Russell Terrier who keeps her smiling.