Write. Doodle. Draw. Repeat.
Saturday, May 2nd, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor: Lisa DeYoung
Learn to cultivate a fun journaling practice one bite-sized chunk at a time! Your guide is Lisa DeYoung (aka the Mountain Mermaid), who happily describes herself as a journal junkie. Her guiding principle is “Create, Play, Explore”, and it influences everything she does. Lisa will show you how to create a small journal that fits inside a pocket or purse, making it easy to take with you when you’re out and about. She’ll also share her favorite tools and techniques for building a creative journaling practice that fits into a busy life. For visual inspiration, she’ll show examples from her personal practice and will also provide basic lettering exemplars, miscellaneous quotes, and a small ephemera envelope template. The remaining class time is for enjoying what Lisa calls a “mini musings adventure” – a time to write, doodle, draw, and repeat. It’s the first step toward cultivating your personal journaling practice. Come join her!
Please bring the following materials to class:
- Favorite pencil and eraser
- Fine-tipped colored markers. Lisa favorites are Staedtler Triplus Fineliners
- Glue stick
- X-Acto or other craft knife with fresh blades
- Optional: awl
- Optional: colored pencils
- Optional: small watercolor set and brush
- Optional: black permanent markers in several widths
- Optional: favorite small images and decorative paper for collage
- Optional: favorite small scissors for fine cutting
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.
Lisa DeYoung, aka the mountain mermaid, is a journal junkie, mixed-media book artist, and creative adventure guide living in the Rocky Mountains. She's an independent spirit whose motto in life is "Create, Play, Explore". When she's not out exploring the trails she can often be seen pedaling around town with her colorful bag of journaling supplies. Embracing her creative life is an ongoing adventure – a journey that she loves and trusts more each year – and she strives to inspire others to do the same. To that end, she's created the www.mountainmermaidstudios.com It provides an inviting space for someone to establish a simple, daily creative practice. The secret, she says, is to make journaling bite-sized so that it fits into the busy-ness of daily life! View more of Lisa's musings at