Tell It: Collage
Come along for 21 days of collaging, journaling, and connection to help you tell your story.
Because playing with scissors and glue and images and words connects us to the creative joy inside us.
Because we live in a time where the overwhelm can feel tangible, and we need go-to practices to get us back into our hearts.
Because honoring and telling our stories helps us push through the stacked up stuff so we can fully show up in our lives.
Tell It: Collage is an ecourse that uses the mediums of collaging + journaling (plus a big dose of inspiration and connection) to help you tell the stories waiting inside you.
But it's even more than that.
It sets the foundation for creative self-care that you can do almost anywhere so that you feel supported and connected to your truth and inner wisdom as you move through the world.
And it connects you with a community of kindred spirits who are each finding their way to telling their stories every single day.
YES. YES. YES.
Here's how it works: You'll gather up a journal and magazines + glue + scissors + pens + whatever other supplies you feel called to play with right now. I'll provide prompts, stories, inspiration, and tips. And then we’ll meet in a private Facebook group and on Instagram to share our stories and creations each day. I'll also share peeks inside my journals and how this practice has helped me deepen my relationship with myself, others, and even give me direction with my dreams and business.
Tell It: Collage has been updated! I’ve moved the course out of your inbox and into an online classroom. I’ve added a few NEW videos showing how I create some of my collage pages with step-by-step videos, including tips on adding watercolor and acrylic paint to your journals, plus I walk you through the collage journal I’ve been creating in for the last few years and how I’ve used it for my own self-care. There are also a few new prompts and stories.
Dates: The course opens on October 16 and you can join in at any time after that. Students are joining in daily.
Register here or read on for more details.
Tell It: Collage Includes
Course material in our private classroom: Daily course lessons for 21 days that will include creative prompts and ideas plus stories from my creative adventures with my Tell It: Collage journal. There will also be self-care ideas, mindfulness practices, poetry, and other inspiration sprinkled in throughout the course.
Note: Most posts will be prompt based but there will be a few sprinkled throughout that will give you some breathing space for whatever you need: catching up or going deeper or taking a break.
Facebook group: We'll have an optional private Facebook group where we can share what we create, connect, and support one another.
Instagram: We’ll also connect on Instagram via a hashtag, which is a fun and easy way to share and meet others in the course.
Because the act of flipping through magazines to gather images creates a rhythm that gets you out of your head and back into your body.
Because this is a creative self-care practice you can do with minimal supplies almost anywhere.
Because pasting image and words give you a place to begin to tell your story - no more staring at the blank white pages in your journal unsure of where to begin.
a journal with blank pages
magazines you can cut up
glue stick (or other favorite glue)
(optional) any other art supplies and ephemera you love working with
To register, just click the button above, which will take you the checkout page over on Teachery - the website that hosts my ecourse classrooms. You’ll receive access to our course website and the first lesson will be available right away. The next 20 lessons will appear daily - one a day.
Other Details and FAQ
How is this different or similar to Tell It?
Tell It: Collage is a new course in the Tell It series, and I'm so excited to share it with you! The intention behind these courses is to support you in creating self-care practices to help you tell your stories through different creative mediums. Tell It: Collage focuses on the medium of simple collage techniques and journaling.
So is this a technique course?
No. While I will share some tips and a look at how I use collage to tell my stories and journal, this is not a course about mixed-media collaging or other kinds of techniques. That said, the updated videos and peeks at my journals do share some tips about adding paint and other art to your journals, so if you’re wondering about how I create my pages, I give you lots of info about that in the updated course.
What if I don’t use Facebook? Will I miss out on the course?
Nope! The Facebook group is just for connection with current and past participants in the course. All course material, videos, and so on are in the classroom. You are also encouraged to email with me if you’d like to connect while you’re taking the course.
Do you need to know how to collage or have experience with journaling? What if you're not an artist?
All are welcome! This course is about helping you create space for you to get to know yourself better while connecting with your creative side and kindred spirits. And I bet you know what I'm going to say next: Everyone is an artist. And what I love about this course is how it connects us with our younger selves who loved simply creating for fun.
Check out my favorite supplies here.
Do you have to be available every day for 21 days to get the most out of the course?
No! The course is housed on its own website that you will have access to indefinitely (for at least a year and probably much longer). You can move through the prompts at your pace. So if you are going on a trip, have a big work project, or something else in the middle of the course, you can come back to the prompts and our Facebook group whenever you have time. People will be joining the course after the course start date. You are never behind. Just going at your pace.
Is this the same course you taught for the last round of Tell It: Collage?
I have updated the course with new videos and some new prompts and stories (and always update my courses a bit each time I teach them), but the majority of the course content and prompts are the same.