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Elaine Frenett
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Want to learn about plotting out your own Desire Map? in your own Journal? I'll travel you through my process ... which we followed at my Women's Journaling Retreat in the California Sierras!

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Journaling Retreat ~ Day 1 Afternoon
The aftermath of a frivolous, abundant lunch (where we get to make our own sandwiches and eat as much as we choose) found us pondering our afternoon assignment: Desire Mapping. With a wild collection of collage materials, giant atlases for us to dissect and...

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Dueling Paintbrushes at Journaling Retreat ~ Day One
Today breaks clear, brilliant blue and sunny warm at our first full day of the Women's Journaling Alpine Retreat. After we've welcomed the day with yoga on the sparkling lake's edge, we breakfast and then, settle out between the two closest cabins with a vi...

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Ahhhh ~ Women's Journaling Alpine Retreat Arrival
Through lots of planning, excitement and hard work, Jean Warren and I launch our fifth annual gathering. The arriving is so full of anticipation. We get to start watching the months of imagining, inventing and tender caring that we both handle this endeavor...

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Fulfilling That Vision, Black Serendipity ~ September 14, 2013
Arriving two days preceding the start of our "Women's Journaling Retreat" allows this sweet cushion of time, in which we can do exactly what we want. Which is exactly what I proceed to do. You know from the previous blog post that I'm in the midst of this n...

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Anniversary Texture, Sierras in Black ~ September 11 and 14, 2013
Early September is usually pretty active. Not only am I packing and preparing for my Women's Journaling Annual Retreat, but it is also my birthday and our anniversary too. So this page has whispers of how terrain between Roland and I had smoothed out, the l...

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Birthday Traditions ~ September 3, 2013
When I made this journal, I wanted to challenge myself. I was feeling like I'd become kind of 'cookie-cutter' with my journal page designs in my ole' big Canson 10 x 14 inch journal. I chose to make the shape and size different as well as mix in un-predicta...

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A New Journal's First Page ~ The Fires ~ August 30, 2013
I seem to have created this tradition for starting a new journal ~ inserting a PaperClay object. If you haven't used this diverse product, I love that it's just white cellulose, can air dry and can be painted with anything you choose. Found at most craft st...

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Journals ~ With an Ending, Also Comes a New Start
My last entry completed my road trip to my beloved Telluride summer-before-last, and it also finished out the final pages in that journal. Sort of a sad, but exciting time to this journaler.  Especially because this next journal is one I actually made mysel...

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Telluride Plein Air ~
Starting homeward day, a bitter sweet air floats in the breeze today. We start on our trip home, leaving my beloved T-ride. Yet our travels in the westerly direction hold adventures too. So, off we go. Because I'd left my favorite and best gortex coat in th...
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