That's quite a statement in itself, isn't it?
I was curious about this book when I won it in a "Pass the Book" round from JoC. I loved looking through it and reading the stories of the individual artists and how they used their art to overcome adversity in their own lives. I began to think, "How has my art saved me?"
I don't know that I can really come up with an eloquent description of how I've used my art to pull me through the depths of dark times, but I do know that I rely on it, albeit subconsciously, to get me through rough patches - to get me through everyday life, really.
About 20 years ago, I had an opportunity to attend a day-long seminar on goal setting and visualizing the outcome of a goal. At the beginning of the day the facilitator said, "Show of hands, folks," holding his hand up high as our queue, "Who in this room is creative?" Without even thinking, I raised my hand. And then I was a little embarrassed that in a room of about 100 people there were only two of us holding our hands high!
How blessed I am to have the ability to share some of my art with others! I never take that for granted, and I am grateful for it always. And how blessed we all are to be able to share our art with each other every day, in a variety of ways. Look around you! Where is the art that saves you every day?
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before me who have enjoyed this book and passed it on to me.
Would you like a chance to borrow this book?
If so, just say so in a comment and I'll put your name in the draw.
I'll announce the winner next Wednesday, August 1st.