Inspiration & Alchemy for Creative Journaling with Jen Burgess

March 19, 2022


When: March 19th at 11:00 am (PST)

Inspiration & Alchemy for Creative Journaling

This virtual demo is designed to spark inspiration, release perfectionism and allow free play in one’s own private sketchbook by providing a bottomless well of ideas and inspiration for future projects!

Prepare for a dash of mindfulness, a pinch of free association writing and a generous sprinkle of basic art theory.  Together we will create a dazzling, harmonious double-page journal spread in mixed media, infused with meaning and possibility—just by playing & making a “mess”—no actual drawing skills required! 

ALL participants will be able to receive a complimentary downloadable PDF and a link to additional online resources to continue working on their project. Side effects of continuing this practice may include but are not limited to: reconnecting with one’s inner child, improvements in self-awareness, trust in one’s intuition, confidence, emotional resilience, artistic output, greater levels of joy, and just that excited feeling of walking around knowing a juicy secret…  



Materials List:

Opus Essential Paperback Notebook or Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media 

Mod Podge

Tombow Markers

Optional:  WatercoloursAcrylic PaintColoured Pencils or Wax Crayons

Sakura White Gel Pen

Titanium White Acrylic Paint

Golden Iridescent Gold HB

Sakura Micron PN 

Gel Pens

Tracing Paper

6B Pencil


Washi tape

Binder Clips

Water Spray Bottle

Collage Material:   Magazine clippings, newsprint, old sheet music, photocopies, printouts, colourful paper, old photos, packaging, wrapping paper, ribbon, fabric. 

Smart Phone (for camera, dictionary/thesaurus, search engines)

Favourite quotes, saying, affirmation, etc (optional)

Envelope from a greeting card

Your imagination


Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Jen Burgess (she/her) is an artist, creativity coach and art instructor, trained scientific illustrator, naturalist, and self- described recovering perfectionist. She hosts art classes online, coaches artists (& future artists!) one-on-one to level up their practice, and is just beginning to facilitate ongoing online workshops for Inspiration Alchemy Creative Journaling. When she is not making art, helping others make art, or running her independent small business, she is just as likely to be found walking out in nature as she is to be curled up with a book and a mug of tea. She lives with her dog River in Victoria BC, on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples.



March 19, 2022
11:00 am