Virtual Journaling

Learn to Use Lines, Words for Visual Journaling


Stella DeVenuta, OSF is a Sister of St. Francis of Assisi (Milwaukee/St. Francis, WI). An artist and spiritual director,Artist and spiritual director Sister Stella DeVenuta, OSF, will lead a three-part series that involves combining lines and words. Sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center, On the Threshold of Three Strokes: A Simple Practice for Visual Journaling and Reflection will be held virtually Wednesdays, Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. CDT. Similar to Chinese brush painting, participants will create three effortless strokes to evoke the essence of the three-line verses that will emerge. Attendance at the three sequential sessions will enable the process to unfold. Participants will playfully engage their imagination using words and their inner vision to give expression to the simple brush stroke images. Personal contemplation, through soul reflection, will unfold Haiku-like verses. The short, poetic lines will be similar but not limited to the typical 17 Haiku syllables using three lines and a five-seven-five syllabic formula. Art skill is not needed, just an openness to creative expression. Participants provide materials for this series.

The fee is $75 per person for all three sessions, and the registration deadline is Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. Please register by contacting Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visiting our website at

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