28 days of art journaling part two

28 days of art journaling part two - student project

Day 28: You Get To

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Final day, final message (for now). This whole process has been amazing for me, and it has been wonderful to have a daily art practice. I definitely see myself seeking out more ways to incorporate art into my daily routines, and I feel so blessed to have been part of this amazing workshop.

Day 27: Use Your Wounds

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Short and sweet. 

Day 26: Cheer Yourself On!

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This message was floating pretty strong in my head even before I pulled the card, but it became so much stronger once I pulled the Hanged Man. I'm so appreciative for what I have.

Day 25: Change Your Tone of Voice

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I'm not sure how successful I was at changing my tone of voice, but this is definitely something that I struggle with. I'm so paralyzed by fear of making the wrong decision that it ends up costing so much more down the line than if I had simply made a decision in the first place.

Day 24: Reframe with an Affirmation

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I was having some negative self-talk about not helping one of the kids I'm babysitting enough, but I have to remember that despite my training, I have not been hired as a music therapist, and it's not my job to help him in that way. I'm here to be loving and supportive of him and to help him through his school day, but it's not my job to help him unpack and process all of his emotions with all of the baggage that comes alongside that. He has other people to do that with. I will respect the role that I've been hired for and not try to break that.

 

Day 23: What Would a Best Friend Tell You?

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I love my best friends so much, and I know that they always have their back. It was fun to project their voices on top of my inner voice.

Day 22: It's Okay to...

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Not much to say on this one. I like how bold the colors turned out!

 

Day 21: Give Yourself Permission

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The cards on this one tell the whole story. Watch your burdens leave. Dance in the freedom under the sun.

Day 20: Active Listening Throughout Your Day

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"there is enough/ so ask for more/ to fill you up/ nobody's keeping score/do you know/ what you fight for?/ what you fight for?/ i want more love"

 

Day 19: Allowing Your Experience

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When I pulled this card for this prompt, I cried about it. The four of swords is so emblematic of how exhausted I was from my fight with depression before I finally was able to slow down and rest and heal with the right care and medicine. I mourn for the little girl who had to fight those battles- I honor her strength- the strength that allows me to stand where I stand today.

Day 18: Address Unkind Thoughts

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My deck loves to throw this card at me when I'm moping. You have everything you need! it yells. Stop despairing and use your resources! Gets me every time.

Day 17: Respond to Your Day

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There were lots of tiny frustrations today, but ultimately I had to remind myself that life is much more pleasant when you assume best intentions while also holding the best intentions in your heart. 

Day 16: A Message in One Word

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The Nine of Wands is not a card that has come up in my readings before. It took a while before I really felt what the message was in only one word, but eventually it came: Witness. Now is a time when it is easier to turn away or to give up hope, but closing our eyes to the world only means that it is impossible to see all of the goodness that is still happening. It is vital to bear witness, even though it is not always easy.

Day 15: Name a Feeling

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I've decided to use tarot cards in combination with the prompts to really hone in on my internal voice. These two jumped out of the deck at me, and Wow, there's some big feelings going on inside. A lot of fear but also a lot of hope.