Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expression (Google eBook)

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Quarry Books, Feb 9, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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DIVA beautiful, artistic offering that offers projects on challenging, but universal subjects.

In follow up to Faith Books & Spiritual Journaling, author Sharon Soneff will continue to show that there is a richer, deeper reward to artistic, creative journals beyond the beauty they supply. In this new volume, Art Journals & Creative Healing, she demonstrates with real excerpts from beautiful and unusual artistic journals that the process of journaling can be a tool in navigating through some of life∆s more challenging seasons, as well as a tool to support personal growth and achievement. Challenging and complex experiences are treated with dignity and sensitivity, and will inspire readers dealing with their own issues, by placing the greater emphasis on the positive outcome that was yielded for the artist who is willing to be vulnerable in the process. Hope, growth, and healing are at the center of each work, and help deliver the message of the book.

Additionally, the ideas, artistic approaches, and resources provided by the author and numerous contributing artists will help the reader with creative ideas for working through various situations through their reflective and artistic journal keeping. Through a marriage of beautiful imagery, uplifting and literary quotations, and other rich sources, Art Journals & Creative Healing offers its audience a full-bodied experience pertaining to creative journals, along with journaling worksheets and journal prompts to help readers get started with their own journals. Specific topics to be addressed would include using mediums as metaphors, journaling for cathartic expression, gaining wisdom through introspection and reflection, finding strength in the midst of suffering, and finding beauty in pain. Art Journals & Creative Healing is a supportive and encouraging text offered as a creative companion of sorts for those traversing over the obstacles and overcoming the challenges of life.

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Review: Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expression

User Review  - Jawa - Goodreads

This is a very enjoyable book. This isn't a typical book of how-to, filled with step by step photos and incstructions. Instead it's full of personal stories that inspired the featured projects. It's a ... Read full review

Review: Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expression

User Review  - Jane - Goodreads

I loved reading through these essays and seeing, and hearing from people how the art helped them. The tips and techniques were really helpful, and it was a great help when I decided I wanted to give ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
Finding Peace in the Midst of Emotional Turmoil
8
Finding Comfort in the Midst of Physical Challenges
76
Resources
124
Contributing Artists
126
About the Author
128
Copyright

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Page 6 - THERE is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic ; a man's own observation, what he finds good of, and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health. But it is a safer conclusion to say, " This agreeth not well with me, therefore I will not continue it," than this, " I find no offence of this, therefore I may use it.
Page 12 - And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Page 9 - There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.

About the author (2011)

Sharon Soneff is adored for the inspiration she shares with others and for the beautiful artwork and products she creates through her company Sonnets Studios. As both a Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame inductee and one who avidly journals, Sharon passionately pursues and spreads her enthusiasm for creative expression. View her website at www.sonnetsstudios.com.

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