What's So Extreme About A Journal?

caballeros.jpg Welcome to my world of Extreme Visual Journaling.  Extreme Visual Journaling is a unique process I developed in 1992 that combines journal writing with art making in a book format to uncover signs and symbols from the unconscious for deeper introspection. Unfortunately, in this society, introspection is not highly valued.  I dare you to join my posse and embrace my revolution to challenge humanity from this place of inner truth.
Extreme Journals, or Mixed Media Books of Self Expression, are an experiment in self portraiture that capture a moment in time where freedom of expression is utmost, and all considerations to color theory, composition, and technique are unimportant.  These books are rich, hauntingly beautiful, and exquisite;  the stuff of something deeper, darker, meatier, with the gouges, scrapes, and scars of life in my own words and my own images.   

This is the new frontier:  we are not afraid to be afraid.  We are a small group of intrepid souls, but our numbers are growing.  Through this process, we have come to know who we are and we like it this way.  We, the few, the daring, we value and respect this inner life.  We do all that we can to protect its vision from those who would harm it. We are changing ourselves, thereby all those we encounter, one page at a time.

crouching.jpgIn an ideal world, I would choose to spend all my days in my Visual Journals.  Hour after hour, day after day of filling my pages w/secrets, treasures, stories, poems, collages, paintings, drawings, dreams, ideas, scandals & blessings of what it is to be me.  I would endlessly create many books simultaneously - large ones, small ones, books w/ themes & plans;  tearing, cutting, gluing, wiping, sticking, stamping & weeping, smiling, feeling sick, angry, overwhelmed, loving, nurturing.  All of my passions flowing in an integrated, magical, compassionate and forgiving space.  I can be vulnerable, & I can be anything without judgement or criticism.  My process is my own path to the real me.  My books are journeys I never tire of.  I am so thankful and full of hope for the me yet to come and for all the books I will create on my way.
Welcome: renegades, pioneers, outlaws-
Welcome to the Revolution.

Changing lives One Page at a Time
contact:  meandpete@msn.com

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