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inner excavate-along (a few more details)

I am so excited to share more details about the Inner Excavation read-along that will begin in just about two weeks on June 11! I decided to create a video answering some questions and explaining how the read-along will work. You can find most of this information over on the Inner Excavate-along page. In the video, I clarify what I mean by a read-along and share some journal ideas + the journal I will be using this summer.



A few notes from the video:

  • Posts will be on Mondays and Thursdays (with additional guest posts some weeks). Monday will include a video from me with some thoughts about the chapter theme. This post will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and share observations and thoughts about the chapter etc. (This means you might want to consider reading or at least looking through that week's chapter prior to Monday.) I will also share the prompt I am going to work with that week. On Thursdays I will share my new response to the prompt I chose and you will be able to link up with your responses to that week's chapter. (Again, this info is explained in more detail over here.)
  • In the video, I show examples of a few possible journal choices including the regular sized SMASH journals and the large purple one (as I mention in the video, I'm going to use the large purple Smash in a new online workshop that will be coming out later this summer/early fall) and these kraft Moleskines.
  • The journal I'll be using is one I found at Barnes and Noble last year I think, and they have them online here. I am really feeling pulled to have a journal full of blank white pages, but you should use whatever you feel comfortable using/have on hand. I think I might just decorate the cover with some happy washi tape and a photo. And Jon's going to play along and use a watercolor journal
  • As I continue to gather supplies and use them in my prompt responses, I'll be sharing more about them in the posts throughout the read-along. In the video I share a glimpse at the envelopes + tags + a few of the other fun things I'll be using. 
  • Be sure to join the Inner Excavation Flickr group. Consider sharing a photo of yourself in the group pool to introduce yourself as we gather.
  • And if you are playing along this summer, please feel free to grab the button above to use on your site and in your posts.

Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments today! I deeply appreciate you coming along this summer (or winter if that is the season your find yourself entering). I am so excited!

Reader Comments (15)

sweet sister .... i CANNOT wait to dive into this with you.

i LOVE your book and all that it envelops ... a "read along" ... WONDERFUL GENEROUS idea!!!!

thank YOU!


ps .... i think i am going to cave and go buy a SMASH today!!

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkolleen

Your book has been on my to-reread list for a while now. LOVE this giant nudge to delve back into over the summer - with some company. Thanks!

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLoriV

This sounds like great fun, Liz - Loved POEM IT OUT - I would love to do this ... A Read Along, How Fun!

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristine

Love this idea! So excited that you are doing this!

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCyndi Speelman

So grateful to have even more time with you! <3 (now, I am not yet the master of flicker - how does one join this particular group?) xoox

Lovely!!!! Every bit of it!

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

Thank you for putting this adventure together. It's gonna be fun! I'm going to try and get my family to participate.

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterplaycrane

So so lovely and generous! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimberley McGill

I am thrilled that you are gifting this beautiful gift to us. Thank you. I am so looking forward to this. The kids get a summer break and now, so will I through this read-along. It's on the calendar! Can't wait.

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstephani

What a wonderfully generous gift, Liz! Thank you!

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

Can't wait to read and play along too. Thank you for doing it Liz !
Your giveaway prizes are amazing <3

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNolwenn

I'm really excited about this! I'm in the midst of moving. Most of my stuff is in storage while I look for a new place, but one of the things I have with me is your book. I was planning to try to work through it over the summer. (I'm not making this up - it's true! I promise!) How much cooler to be able to work on it with you and the other excavate-alongers!

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPrairieJill

i have had your book for a few years and am so thrilled to be part of this read along. Poem It Out was all goodness and inspiration...thank you thank you liz

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermaria

Namaste beautiful.

June 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColette

I was trolling NorthLight's booksale page, bookaholic that I am and your book spoke to me so I ordered it. I just received it this week and started reading it when I got my weekly-ish post from the Create Mixed Media site and there you were giving a read along with your book. SERENDIPTY!! or perhaps fate, who knows? I do prefer the community of others when creating so I am very excited to b part of of this journalling journey with you and your enlightening and delightful book!

Oh and I was so excited as I read along that I also live in our wonderful T town, just about a mile up Pearl from Point Defiance Park. We are so blessed to live in this gorgeous place of parks, towering trees, flourishing flowers and water vistas. I could use a bit more sun--but couldn't we all. Rain is good creating weather--otherwise I need to be outside with my hands in the dirt planting, pruning and weeding--three of my favorite things.. Cant wait to start!

On a practical note--I went to sign up for the flikr page and clicked the clicker--but didnt' get a confirmation or anything so how do I know if I'm signed up or not?

June 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrandi

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