I created Frolicaholic to help people on their creative journey. It delves into the way I journal, which is very illustrative and positive. I believe that art journals can help us feel happier and bring more joy into our lives.
I also believe that drawing is a great tool for untangling and expressing every emotion from the heaviest burden to ﬂoating-way-above-cloud-nine. But we have to get that infernal inner-critic to pipe down, to allow your natural drawing talent the conﬁdence to roam freely.
Say goodbye to perfectionism and abandon self-criticism about your creativity.
A Frolicaholic is a person who wants to draw the positive into their journal. It is not about burying feelings, or not expressing negative emotion. There is room in this process for a page to start out with our very human anxieties, worries and fears. What I show you in this workshop are tactics to help celebrate what makes you happy and encouraging more joy into your life.
In this workshop we start by making a shaped Frolicaholic Journal which is a stepping stone to a more artistic way of life. Most of all it’s a way of befriending the inner-critic that can so easily get in the way of our creativity. Your Frolicaholic Journal is a stepping stone to a more artistic way of life, a way of befriending the inner-critic that can so easily get in the way of our creativity.
Frolicaholic takes you and your inner-critic on a journey together. Just as traveling with friends, you see sides of each other that you never knew. You deepen your relationship. They may be a squabble or two, but you can become family.
Your Frolicaholic Journal will be filled with your thoughts and drawings.
I believe Drawing belongs to everyone. Journaling with drawings helps you embrace you own creative rhythm and make a beacon of artistic light. This workshop encourages you to embrace your inner-drawer. The way to silence the inner-critic is to understand it.
This workshop will be run as an 8 week ‘Live’ class for the first time since it’s original creation! When an online workshop runs ‘Live’, it means that each Lesson is delivered week by week and we all move through it as a creative community with extra incentive, energy and fun!
LIVE CLASS STARTS MAY 19th
Frolicaholic was originally know as ‘Draw Happy 2. ‘Draw Happy’ is a mindset. It’s the way I describe myself when I abandon all cares and self-criticisms and fully enter into the bliss of creativity. It builds on from my DRAW HAPPY techniques. …
But how do I show you a mindset? Well…through an Art Journal of course (I am an Art Journal Evangelist – see more info on Art Journaling here.).
As I was preparing this workshop I was moved to make a journal from some scrap watercolour-paper as a space to ‘nut out’ my ideas. What happened next was unexpected…I created the Frolicaholic Journal.
Over 60 hours of movie footage was captured and edited. So you can explore the Frolicaholic mindset, consider ideas for making your own Frolocaholic Journal and ponder the game-changing power of positivity.
Let’s escape the crazy world and refocus energy on the beautiful things in life that are available to us right now. It’s time to reward yourself with creative confidence!
Excerpt from the Workshop
Part 1: The Power of Positivity
Art Journals can be massive magnets that pull more of what we focus on into our lives…they can manifest marvelous magnitude! I made a conscious decision to keep my journals positive when I realised just how much of what I wrote about came to pass.
A journal is a perfect space to release dreams, wishes and desires. This process helps me decipher my direction in life. I want abundance, freedom, happiness, magic, appreciation, love and art supplies in my life, so these things work their way in my pages with regularity.
However, that doesn’t mean everything in a journal has to be sunshine and unicorns.
If I have a ‘verbal vomit’ into my journal to cleanse my soul of cantankerous poison when something or someone has annoyed me, let me down, or I’m just having a blue day, I let the gumpf and whinging flow out of my system. I let it sit a day or two, and then usually cover over it with the best eraser in the world: gesso.
The spilling is what sets me free. The reading back of verbal vomit? Not so tasty! I like to let it sit until I feel like working over the top of it. The ‘verbal vomit’ has done it’s job and when I feel cleansed and ready to move on, I can. Out with the bad, in with the good….aaaaah…bliss….
Please note: This process may assist, but may not be enough if you need professional care from a mental-health expert, but if you feel you are in a position to be able to choose happiness for yourself, this process can be invaluable.
WHAT DO YOU GET IN THE CLASS?
The classes are video based. IBecoming a Frolicaholic:
Part 1: The Power Of Positivity
Part 2: Start The Art
Part 3: Trust the Mess
Part 4: Lizard Brain and Drawing Happy
Part 5: Your Happiness Symbology
Part 6: Searching for ‘Your Style’
Part 7: Joyful Practice
Finale and the Keys to the City
Drawing In Ink
Videos will be typically between 6 and 15 minutes long each. Sometimes I will split an involved lesson over a few short videos. Intense creative nuggets!
You are in safe hands!