Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Art Journal Your Archetypes - And a Giveaway!

I am thrilled to announce that I am one of the participating artists in Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli's new book, Art Journal Your Archetypes

Gabrielle outlines Carl Jung's definition of an archetype as,
"an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic imagery derived from the past collective experience and present in the individual unconscious."  
Although this might sound a little "out there," the study of archetypes is a way of exploring your personality and learning more about yourself based on patterns of behavior. 

The study of archetypes was new to me, but my conversation with Gabrielle lit my fire!  Here's the follow up to our initial conversation: 

Gabrielle's book is fascinating and exploring your archetypes through art journaling is stimulating and inspiring.  

After receiving my copy, I was inspired to create this art journal page, Find Your Path, based on several of the tutorials in the book.

You can also watch "Follow Your Path" on YouTube here.  

To celebrate the release of "Art Journal Your Archetypes," I am giving away one copy of Gabrielle's wonderful book.  Here's how to enter!

  1. comment below and share how YOU explore aspects of your personality in your art;
  2. in your comment, add your email address in the event I need to contact you. To avoid SPAM, please write it like this: jessicasporndesigns (at) gmail (dot) com;
  3. I will post the name of the winner IN THIS POST on Tuesday, November 15.  So on November 15, check back here.  
  4. Most importantly for my USA friends, don't forget to vote today!
And the winner is....

Congratulations Angelina!

Use your voice and Vote TODAY! 


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  1. Carl Jung and Rudolf Steiner inspired my Mother to start a whole community based on their teachings call Kahumana Farm and Community on the island of Oahu. I would love to win the book

  2. Thanks for sharing those wonderful videos. Loved your art. Congratulations on being a part of this amazing book. What a giveaway!
    I tend to use a lot of flowers and butterflies in my art.

  3. congrats on being featured in the book Jessica! Funny how "archetypes" came up for me just yesterday when doing the Oprah and Deepak meditation for the day. Something I need to look into-and this book sounds like the perfect way to combine it with art:)I must say I explore aspects of my personality by choice of imagery (hearts are big), COLOR, and quotes. Off to watch your video, and thanks for the giveaway offer. Just voted, but boy it's going to be a long day...

  4. wonderful video and color filled page, and I really love the first song in the video. Thanks for sharing, along with your beautiful interview.

  5. LOVE watching you work. As a bit of a rebel I really try to push the boundaries in my work. You really need a lot of 'tools' to work with and I reckon this book has much that I can use.

    jo.murray.art(at)gmail(dot com)

  6. I would love to win this. I haven't worked with archetypes in a few years. I used to do tarot and numerology an have been looking for my books lately. I want to use some of the info in the layers and phrases in my journals and art. I have changed a lot since I have been doing more art and putting myself out there. It is an interesting process,sometimes so hard and sometimes easy. Always interesting and enlightening!

  7. I need to learn to put more of me into my art. To accept what I can do and learn to love it. I tend to think everything is not good enough and want to scrap it all.

  8. Congrats on being in the book. Loved your video and how it came to be. Needed some happiness on this day. <3

  9. Hi and thanks for doing a great giveaway! I like to practice some form of art every day and sometimes that ends up being doodling at the end of the day with an episode or two of some show on netflix...I do lots of mixed media mail art,faces and abstract designs and try to stay out of the way of any emotions that want to be revealed...When i try to push for a certain outcome in opposition of how I am feeling things can get weird! I did vote yesterday....carrolldavies(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Jessica, I love your work and you are an inspiration to " Following My Path" . How do I explore aspects of my personality in my art? I began by cardmaking, but then the door opened to making Gelli Prints, but my favorite is art journaling incorporating LOTS of color, design and quotes which are, often times , the guideposts to my path...

    Email: undl@comcast.net ....I did vote on Tuesday, but the electoral results have tipped my world upside down....I am concerned about our county and very saddened.

    Congratulations, for your entrance into Gabrielle''s book. What a great opportunity!!

  11. Congratulations! I use fish and water in my art as I am a piscean.

  12. Dear Jessica, I've been following you in IG and that's why I came across your blog and saw/listened to you about your amazing personal path! Since I was a child I love drawing and painting! I did'nt study Arts but my since I retired (2years ago) I starred expressing myself through painting! I love to use bright colors and flowers and birds and I think that's because I was born in Africa and carry all the ambience .... This has been a process of letting go out memories, smells...
    I'd love to win the book and here's my mail: angelinaper@gmail.com

    1. Angelina - you are the winner! I'm emailing you now for your snail mail address. xoxo

  13. Jessica, I was so happy to hear, in the video interview about the archetypes book, that multi-facetedness is a positive thing, a gift, really! I also have worn many hats, including attorney, mom, teacher and spiritual director. I love to explore the intersection of spirituality and creativity in my art journaling and prayerlife. So glad I found you!! Maryc12388 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  15. One way I Explore me in my art is through color. I really try to pay attention to how colors make me feel. Also I am learning to draw and will often use a mirror. Very eye opening that is!

  16. I love art journaling it's such a great way to share my art in a personal way without worrying what others think. ivy(at)sfarrand(dot)org

  17. Congratulations to you! How wonderful!
    I would say that I learn more about myself by continually learning and trying new things and sharing them with others for it is through others I learn more about myself. suznok(at)gmail.


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