creative journals
 
These images are taken from my own creative journals that I have kept throughout the years. Processing and marking my life through image making and words has brought me clarity and fulfillment. I hope that these images will inspire you on your own path towards healing and fulfillment. To give you an idea of how creative journaling can function to help you in your life I have given an indication of how each piece functioned for me.
 
 
kaalomai laura kirdani
inspirational image
Found image ca. 1987
journal cover ca. 1993 11”x14” found images & gel medium on sketchbook
untitled
ca. 1993 11”x14”
Yes life.
Affirmation/vision/meditation.
Be the ball.
Affirmation/self direction.
Journal cover. Xerox of x-ray covered with packing tape.
Compassion.
Affirmation.
I am very powerful.
Affirmation.
Shine.
Affirmation/self direction.
Space/connection. Philosophical discourse, desire and personal process.
Open.
Self direction/desire.
Journal cover
fire that burns. Current emotion
 
Flower girl.
Spirit doodle.
Mmm.  
Something healthy and good.
Home.
Desire/declaration/process.
Fluke. Found images, colored pencils and markers. Spirit collage.
Valentine.
Valentine to self.
 
Myspace.
Affirmation/self direction.
the all affirmation
 
Anima/animus. Colored pencils.
Portrait of male/female selves in concert.
Anima/animus. Colored pencils.
Portrait of male/female selves in concert.
Protection.
Personal process.
Torn.
Personal process.
No regrets.
Affirmation.
Happiness.
Self discovery.
Friends. Community vision/wish.
Bodytalk. Personal process
Space. Personal process.
Come through. Processing deep romantic angst.
Who am I?
Inner cover journal intention.
Sunshine prison.
Existential angst.
Horseyboo. Found image that evokes nostalgia and longing.
Awareness.
Intention/declaration.
Spirit doodle
Message. Found image/ personal directive.
Back cover of journal.  Hopeful image/intention. Found images and tape.
I quit! Personal celebrating accomplishment/marking milestone.
Journal cover. Declaration, intention of journal. Stickers, tape, images, markers.
Back cover. Declaration, intention of journal. Stickers, tape images, markers.  
Landscape. Awareness/appreciation of the here and now.
My man.
Wish/desire/clarifying/asking.
untitled. 1995 11”x14”
pen and marker on paper