Institute for Extreme Journalism

My first published book:

Ghost Pirate; The Legend of Juana La Loca a collection of my Extreme Visual Journaling Pages!


Student Mary Garvey's journal pages from the "Altered States" workshop. Extreme Journalism is a unique creative process designed by Juliana Coles in 1992 that combines words with images for self dialogue, healing, and transformation.


Sample Book for new online workshop "Altered States: Alter This" beginning May 28

Blog Posts

Altered States beginning soon!

Posted by Juliana Coles on May 11, 2015 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

My favorite process for my visual journaling practice is altering a book. For years I only used blank books or sketchbooks to contain my words combined with imagery, but now an altered book is my book of choice! With too many possibilities - you can alter just about anything that acts as a book, how do you choose? And how do you alter a book to make it your very own, and what are the best supplies to use? All of this will be covered in my online workshop "Altered States" beginning May 28, but to help get you started you can check out my free video tutorial on "how to choose a book." (You may have to sign in but there are other cool video journaling…


Initiation: first week: creating sacred space

Posted by Juliana Coles on January 29, 2013 at 10:54pm 3 Comments

one of the first things we do, of course, is choose a book as the container for our process. I've actually chosen 3 old visual journals that really need to be finished! And I did a sketch of my studio space to figure out what I really needed to enhance my creative environment...


  • Add Photos
  • View All

New Online Workshops!

Click here for new and upcoming online workshops! 

Click here to find out where Juliana Coles is teaching live and in person near you!



© 2015   Created by Juliana Coles.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service