Healing Journals – An idea that’s just starting to bud

Scribbles

I have an undergrad degree in art therapy and was in my junior year when I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer. Needless to say my assignments turned into powerful healing tools. I even had a stem cell transplant on Christmas break a few years ago.

Going back to school in my 40’s I already knew that art helps to heal and this experience just reinforced that for me. My art has empowered me and I use it not only for fun but to express all my feelings. Art heals, empowers, loves, relaxes, and is mindful. It is all the stuff we are encouraged to cultivate in our lives to live whole-ly.

Now that I love creating every day – October is going to be all about healing. Not just physically, but mentally and spiritually too. We are all segmented in some way because this life is full of a variety of traumas. Even if we aren’t in crisis right now, there is something we can heal from our past. We can gain peace from expressing and releasing.

Today is scribble therapy. It is so satisfying to grab random colors, scribble, smug, and get messy. If you’d like to travel along, grab your sketchbook, journal, or paper and I’ll be happy to have you with me!!!

My Fight
My Fight

Published by Your Inner Art

Mixed Media and jewelry artist, author, and teacher. The creative process has carried me, taught me, and comforted me. I use art as income and therapy - it is my joy. This evolution has brought me to the Goddess path of wisdom and alchemy in my art and in my soul. Embodying the many facets of Goddess is a valuable tool in personal growth and self care. I provide encouragement, instructions, and what I have learned about the human experience. My books are: Creatively Through Cancer and Caring for Yourself the Creative Goddess Way. My jewelry is Goddess Adornment. My blog is how to use art as therapy and self care.

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