by Jenny Doh
In Art Saves, experience the stories of 20 artists who found that artistic expression and the artistic process is worth living for, and has a way of giving you beauty, meaning, spiritual richness, community...even salvation. The stories in this book come from every medium because the power of the creative process can be found everywhere. Hear from: Drew Emborsky, a crochet artist, who provides comfort through his creations by donating his work to hospitals and shelters; Rebecca Sower puts craft materials - and hope - into the hands of Haitian women through Haiti by Hand; Marie French who through art, creates personal miracles of healing; Suzie Blu who discovered the real therapeutic effect of art-making, shows you many simple, effective ways you can give back; and many more. You'll also find practical ideas to put you on the art making path, and inspired lessons where each artists lists the lessons they have learned about living life artfully. Hear how different artists deal with difficulty head on and share in the advice and wisdom directly from each artist to you. The act of art-making is an act of life. So thread a needle, lift a paintbrush, put pencil to paper, focus the camera - find salvation. 'Art Saves: Stories, inspiration and prompts sharing the power of art' by Jenny Doh published by North Light Books, softcover with 144 pages.