Leonie Dawson is an internationally best-selling author and illustrator of the 2019 My Shining Year goals workbooks, used by over 350,000 people worldwide. Mostly though, she just likes making stuff and sharing it with the world. Were you …
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“I like to interview artists who intentionally create art that has an uplifting message. I call this kind of art Healing Art. I believe art can be healing in 2 ways- through the creative process before it is finished or from meditating on the message of the finished piece.”
Interviews with Creators of Healing Art
Deborah Koff-Chapin BFA is an artist, vocalist, author and teacher. She has been developing Touch Drawing since she came upon it in revelatory play in 1974. Throughher years of Touch Drawing, she has tapped into a universal level of the …
Kristina Swarner created her first illustrated story “Alice,” using crayon on manila paper, at the age of 5, and have been drawing ever since. Often described as intimate and atmospheric, her work draws much of its imagery and inspiration from …
Lessons in Unconditional Self Love
SELF-REFLECTION I look into the mirror and I see a face that is always changing. Can I love her? Can I accept her? Will I reject her? But the face that I see is what a kind and caring person looks like. No matter her age. No matter her flaws. No …
JOURNEY FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT As I learn how to love myself unconditionally, that love creates a light within me that leads me through the darkness to a place of hope and healing. I have experienced frequent bouts of depression all through …
WHAT BLOCKS YOU FROM SELF LOVE? What blocks you from self-love? Are you too busy? Does depression shut down your motivation? Has someone or something convinced you that you are not worthy of it? Do you lack an understanding of what self-love …
“Inspiration to paint my art comes from the desire to look at life differently. When I am faced with a problem, I search my spiritual studies and my collected wisdom for advice. Once I realize the advice that I need to take, I think of the symbolism to convey that message and that is what I paint.”
I'm Rita Loyd. The inspiration to paint healing art came to me in 1996 as a way to cope with chronic fatigue syndrome.
When I first began to paint nurturing art, I didn’t know that my art was going to be about self-love.
I now feel that I know the “recipe” for unconditional self-love and when I apply that recipe to my life I am able to shift from a place of negativity and defeat to a place of healing and empowerment.