Power Portrait

Art Journaling
Pop-Up Session

Instructor Gma Howz was a resident of the Quad Cities but is now located in Houston. Gma is an Artist, a Certified Yoga instructor, a Master Reiki Teacher/Therapist, and a Life Change Coach.


Session Description: Why Art Journaling? The English language is extremely limited. There are some things within us that we need to express that have no words. In our journaling experience, your self-expression is accepted and never compared. Art journaling allows us access to new knowledge and understanding about our feelings and the type of person we are. Art journaling creates a more profound sense of self-awareness, empowers us, inspires us, encourages us, and can move us in powerful ways.


A few of the many benefits of art journaling:

  • Eases the stresses of life by getting the chaos inside our heads down on paper.

  • Allows us time in the "right side" of our brain, where creativity reigns supreme and problems are more easily solved.

  • The artsy stuff makes every day different, which keeps us motivated to record our stories, feelings, and ideas.

  • We can "see" our own thoughts. Sometimes, when we read back what we've read, we'll gain instant insight into what we need to do to move forward in a particular situation.

  • It's a creative outlet, but it's also a very productive one. Journaling is an essential part of the human experience.

  • It helps us learn to enjoy the process of creativity instead of stressing over the outcome.

The Power Portrait is just one of many art journaling exercises that tap into our innate creative expression.

Supply List (supplies will be provided and will be available for pickup prior to the event):

  • 3 sheets 7x10 mixed media paper

  • 3 paint brushes- 1 large, 1 medium, 1 detail brush

  • watercolor paint set

  • black ball point pen

  • glitter glue pens (3 colors or more)