Hi everyone and welcome back! Today I am sharing the May Prompt Previews for our creative workshop called Light The Path. This workshop was created especially for creatives who are incorporating their art, journaling, photography, and other creative interests into their healing journey. Our prompt this month is Things I Need To Hear. If I were to narrow down one main thing I have learned in my own healing, it is the concept of identifying things that we need to hear, whether it is from our own internalized voices or from others around us. The things we need to hear serve as grounding and affirming practices – and we could all use this practice!
I always love announcing our designers each month! We are so lucky to get to work with THE BEST in our industry, and our designer for May is returning for her third collection with us. Allison Pennington is such an incredible designer with bright, happy colors and modern icons combined with a fresh, beautiful aesthetic. You can purchase more of her stunning collections here: Allison Pennington at The Lilypad. This month she has used a familiar floral and added in her own butterflies that remind me of stained glass. Butterflies are a wonderful theme for survivors and healers – they represent change, modification, evolving.
Light The Path originated out of this concept, and I cannot wait to work through this month’s prompt with you. In the early days of my recovery and healing, I came to understand some of the internalized beliefs that I had about myself and about others were sabotaging me, those beliefs created challenges for me in my relationships, and impacted how I showed up in the world. In the workshop this month, I will share more about that and we will dive in to the direct role that trauma and abuse play. We will discuss how trauma creates inner voices for us and we will discover ways to break free from that. Of course, we will journal and create art and photographs around that, and we will document this month’s progress in order to celebrate!
Perhaps my favorite part about this month’s collection from Allison is this card here: Things I Need To Hear. I invite you to join us in the workshop, our doors are always open and there are sponsorships available to you if needed. If you aren’t able to join us at this time, perhaps use this as a prompt for your own layout and create a scrapbook layout about things you need to hear right now. You can also see a previous album I created around this concept, which includes some of my early work that combined healing + scrapbooking: Things I Need To Hear Project.
I love this card so much that I want you to have it! I have pulled four cards from this special collection and will be sending them out to our Newsletter subscribers, so make sure you are signed up in order to receive these cards. I hope this inspires you to create art that affirms you today! You can learn more about our workshop by clicking on the image below.