Bookbinding: Gratitude Journals and Meditation

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Taught by Kelly Laughlin

Kelly Laughlin is a multidisciplinary artist and educator who focuses on the playful, meditative acts of making. She believes every person is capable of living a creative life. Kelly is the founder of Odette Press, a paper marbling and bookbinding studio focused on specialty papers, books, and stationery, created with the intention to support self discovery and healing through the act of writing. 

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Join Kelly Laughlin of Odette Press for an evening of bookbinding, reflection, and meditation. How can gratitude writing shift our focus and bring more clarity and joy into our lives? In this class, we'll explore gratitude meditation, the how-to's of bookbinding, and the benefits of a daily writing practice -- three amazing tools we can use to stay grounded on the path of self-discovery. We'll start class with a guided visualization exercise, followed by instruction on how to create your own hand stitched journals, and a discussion on how to incorporate a daily gratitude writing practice into your life. You'll walk away with two hand-bound gratitude notebooks, a toolkit for making journals outside of class, and the knowledge of how to embark on your daily gratitude journaling practice at home -- perfect for staying clear and grounded within the day to day of our busy lives.

Keep both journals, or keep one and give one away! Ticket price includes all materials needed to make two notebooks, along with a take-home tool kit for creating your own journals at home. This class is perfect for anyone who is interested in bookbinding, writing, meditation, or simply learning more about contemplative practices.

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