MN Visual Journal Collective

I am so excited to share that I have been invited to be a co-facilitator for the Minnesota Visual Journal Collective beginning in January 2020! This group has been very near and dear to my heart for many years and it is an incredible honor to be asked to help facilitate the group alongside Briana Goetzen of Orange Spiral Arts.

The Minnesota Visual Journal Collective meets 12 times a year on the third Monday of the month, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wet Paint in St. Paul, MN (please see their website for directions). Meetings are free and open to any adult who is interested in keeping visual journals. All skill levels are encouraged from beginner to life-long journal keepers. Space is limited, so please register each month on the Wet Paint website so that we can be prepared for the number of people attending.

If you are on Facebook, you may request to join the MN Visual Journal Collective group.

You may also wish to join the MN Visual Journal Collective Google Group to stay informed of upcoming meetings and/or any last-minute changes due to weather.

2020 Tentative Schedule*


Monday, January 20, 2020 – Daily Journaling Practice and Collage How To
Click here for a recap of the January meeting on Briana’s website

Monday, February 17, 2020 –  Self-Care and Journaling
Click here for a recap of the February meeting on Briana’s website

Monday, March 16, 2020 – Stitching with Fibers and Papers in your Journal
Click here for a recap of the March meeting on Briana’s website

Monday, April 20, 2020 – Using Poetry with Journaling

UPCOMING MEETINGS: **PLEASE NOTE — Due to Covid-19 all meetings will be held online via Facebook Live until further notice**

Monday, May 18, 2020 – Creating During Crisis
Due to Covid-19 this meeting will be held online via Facebook Live (once you have joined the group, go to the meeting page at 6:00pm CST and you will receive a notification once the host has started the meeting. We have changed the topic from Exploring Book Options for Visual Journaling to Creating During Crisis for this month’s meeting.

Monday, June 15, 2020 – Simple Bookbinding

Monday, July 20, 2020 – Wet Paint Supply Demo (bring back your pamphlet stitch journal from June for supply testing)

Monday, August 17, 2020 – Introduction to Using Watercolor in Your Journal-Pan and Tube Watercolors

Monday, September 21, 2020 – Sketchout in Wet Paint neighborhood

Monday, October 19, 2020 – Using Oracle Cards as Journaling Prompts

Monday, November 16, 2020 – Art Supply Swap

Monday, December 21, 2020 – Round Robin Journaling – Wishes for the New Year
Consider bringing a brand new journal that you will use in 2021. The group will add “blessings and wishes” for you to carry with you into the New Year.

*Topics subject to change depending on availability of teachers and/or supplies or weather.