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I write day after day because I discover extraordinary lessons from ordinary life experiences. I record my visual portraits of everyday life filled with something sacred in hopes that my reflections might bring an insight that blesses my readers.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Creative Journaling

 I am teaching a class at the E.B. Ball Center.  I would enjoy sharing with you how to write your own mini- memoir.  You will begin a journal filled with photos, art, expression, and your favorite stories. Here is a brief description of what I will be sharing at the workshop.  Please check your calendars and call the EB Ball Center to register. (285-8975) I would love to share my passion for journaling with you.
 Oct. 18, 19, 20, from 9:00-11:00 a.m.                                                 
 Cost: $50

Learn how to quickly assemble life lessons, family stories, and document your truths in a creative journal.  Pass this down to your family to keep those family stories alive.

No time to write a lengthy memoir?  Try my artful way of recording your favorite stories. You will use colored papers, photos, writing, stamps and even pictures from magazines.  You will like this speedy way to record your personal stories.

Classes will include directions, ideas, journal prompts, and art supplies.  Bring a few favorite photos (copies would be best).  From these photos, you will write the story you would like to pass down to future generations.  Bring your most loved writing pen, and it will dance across your pages recording treasured memories.

About the Instructor:
I work with people and coach them to better understand their giftedness, talents, and interests. Part of that awareness is grounded in creativity. Discovering who you are through creative outlets brings new understanding of self-worth, God’s purpose for our lives, and how to reflect on the past to grow in the future.  I enjoy my role as a writing and creative coach. I encourage laughter, being free, and having fun. Participants leave with a light heart as well as confidence in writing, journaling, and creating.

I am currently a retreat leader nurturing creative and spiritual growth. I taught English and Speech for thirty-three years in local high schools.  I have a B.A. and M.A. from Ball State University, I serve on the committee for the Midwest Writers Workshop, and am a member of National League of American Pen Women and Muncie Art Guild.  I continue  to be a freelance writer and an oil painter. Creativity is my life and passion.


  1. Yea, you will have so much fun especially since you have such a wealth of photos. You could make an all blue or all yellow journal. You have a lot of resources. I will be happy to see you, Norma.