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Journal to Solve Life Problems: A talk about a new book on journaling

Hello everyone,

It's finally here, How to Journal Now (To Solve Life Problems): A Guided Journal Workshop is in the shop. Here is a video about my journaling process and how it can work for you too.

I know I've got a Elvis snarl, (not sneer, sorry Elvis )on my face. Oh well, I guess it's got swag. Uh Oh, I used the words swag...

This book can be purchased through my google sites page

Signing Off,


Little round weavings for the Holidays.

These were so much fun to make! I love weaving. It feels natural for me to do since I use both hands in a mindful way. Thats good for my left handedness. More information can be found on my Tumblr Miniblog SWJREADS where I take pictures of my work in progress and of finished items. I also write a little bit about the process too.

Freshen Up Your Writing: Outline to meet Word Count for Deadlines

Freshen Up Your Writing: Outline to meet Word Count for Deadlines

Hi Writer friends,
Why Meet Word Count?
It’s November again, National Novel Writing month, i.e. NaNoWriMo only has one more week left and people need some way to get through the slog and finish their word count goal of 50,000 words, the length of a short novel.

November 30th is the deadline for NaNoWriMo. Though any deadline can be met with this refreshing way to reach word count. Any word count goal large or small can be met with this outlining method that is flexible and fluid.

If you are writing a novel you may find it more helpful to break up your word count goal into 1,000 words as novels have word counts in Thousands. For NaNoWriMo, 50,000 words in a month is quite a task. Sneaking 50 words at a time breaks it down and adds up especially if you write in short bursts of time.

What to Meet Word count For.
NaNoWriMo is only a few weeks long and if people want to reach their word count, they need a system in place…

Why it’s best to use at least one journal to solve life problems.

Hi Sketchpoets,

Here is an article on why it’s best to use at least one journal to solve life problems.

I know that many of you have been waiting for more information on how I journal. These last couple of months I have been having some mental health issues as well as physical health issues. I am happy to say that now I am ready to help you get back on track as well.
This post is the first in the series of blog posts about the specific methods I use to keep myself feeling well despite life problems.

This first article is about journaling for personal reasons, that is anything bothering your mind and heart regarding life problems. That is a very broad definition, however, with the methods I use, I am able to get to the heart of what I need to get done to solve the problems.

I. Why Journal?
Is it to get it out of your system? To figure things out? To profess love in private?, Or to be proud of yourself? Read on to find out more.
A journal will be there when you’re sad. It will greet you …

Defining your moods for Bipolar Disorder by Bullet Journal

Hi Sketchpoets,

Originally posted in June 2018, Defining your Moods for Bipolar Disorder.
This is a video with a brief introduction to what Bipolar Disorder I is as defined by someone with Bipolar Disorder I. I've been taking medication since 2006 so in my opinion, I think you can trust me to know what I'm talking about.

Here is a video of me talking about how I track my moods in my bullet journal.

I hope you get some piece of mind, from a piece of my mind.

Jess aka Sketchwriterjess

P.S. A couple of weeks have turned into a couple of months since I've posted this video.

I am doing well mentally, but am now tired physically. Now that I've talked to my Psychiatrist, she has been able to get up to date information from me about my condition and we have come to an agreement on my medication management.

I'm not going to give up on having a working brain and a body that isn't as tired. Perhaps my new Therapist can help me figure out ways to add exercise and better e…

3 Parts to Coping With Life Problems. (Involves Sketching)

3 Parts to Coping With Life Problems. (Involves Sketching)
by Jessica B. Hensley

Hi Sketchies,

Welcome to another post about coping with life problems. You’ve got problems, I’ve got problems...Who doesn’t?

Here’s a way to cope, its a three part method I use:

1. I open my sketchbook and put scotch magic tape down around the edges.

2. I sketch shapes in watercolorpencil to fill up the whole space, brush the drawn areas with water and let it dry.

3 I draw lines in black ink that connect the shapes together.

Below are some of the the art pieces I have made with this method:

I know, it seems ridiculous, right?

Abstract Sketching?

What if I was to tell you that my mood has been stable since I started drawing with this method?

And what if it could be applied to other types of art as well?

Any materials can be used.

Just a few things need to be kept in mind.

A. Shapes

B. Tones

C. Connections

This all comes together to form something that makes sense to you. Look at your sk…

A Couple of Palms Come Together and Make Waves

JBHensleySWJ Newsletter
by Jessica B. Hensley
May 1, 2018
If I was to describe this style of Art, it’s Florida through a Jersey Girl’s Eyes.
Some Palm Trees are grouped together when they grow as shown in the top piece of Art.
Palm Tree singles, couples, and multiplesare something I enjoy capturing in my art cause where there’s nostalgia, there’s grit.
A crisscross pattern of a waves crest is in the bottom one.
The Sketchwriterjess Blog:
12 set of Faber Castell Colored Pencils and Watercolor Pencils used for the artworks below.

JBHensleySWJ Newsletter April 22, 2018: Art with boats and ocean

Here is the newsletter for April 22, 2018:

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Got a question for ya':

Do you like to use Watercolor pencils and Colored pencils together? Do you have a favorite brand? And a favorite subject to draw.

Leave your comments below and I'll get back to you before Wednesday.

Free Web Apps for Productivity

Here is a place for Apps designed by me just for you to boost your productivity in a fun way. Have at it!

Time and Write Generator

Words Sprints Minutes
50 2 10
100 3 20
150 4 30

Press down on the button of your mouse and roll over the grid to get your random numbers. You can also use the highlight function on your tablet to get the same result.

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