These are picture books to inspire your Soul Journaling. Yes, you can start soul journaling now!
Ish or Creatrilogy by Peter H. Reynolds. Ish is a little story about drawing and getting past needing the drawing to look realistic or perfect. You may find that you are willing to draw things “ish” instead of perfect.
See my post about I Am an Artist
illustrated by Robin Brickman.
Meilo So. Watercolor artist. Look at all that are available to discover more but some of our favorites have been:
- Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes by Nina Simonds and Leslie Swartz
- Fairy Tales by E. E. Cummings and Meilo So
- Gobble, Gobble, Slip, Slop: A Tale of a Very Greedy Cat by Meilo So. This is a nice example of painting a picture of something impossible.
Muth, John J. Zen Ties, Zen Shorts, The Three Questions, Stone Soup. Watercolor picture books, get honorable mention because of the Buddhist themes and koan style. Stone Soup is one of my favorite versions of the old tale.
A Life In Hand: Creating the Illuminated Journal by Hannah Hinchman
“When you open the journal, bring whichever self you are at that moment to the page as purely as possible. Excise the meaningless and habitual. Keep watching.”
The book featured as one of the best beginner explanations of getting started with Soul Journaling, which I featured in my Soul Journaling 101 post, Drawn to Nature by Clare Walker Leslie is a great starter book. If you want to go deeper, another book by Clare Walker Leslie is Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New way of Seeing the World Around You by Clare Walker Leslie and Charles E. Roth
Special Thanks to the Soul Journaling guru lineage