I'm over the moon to be published in the current Artists' Cafe magazine!
Friends...I wrote an article about the power of art journaling, sharing
our stories and standing in our truths. I have long believed in the
power of storytelling as medicine. When I was still in my teens, I began
art journaling before I even knew it was a thing. I simply began combining my
writing and drawing by accident and then discovered that it helped me. It was one of the tools I
unknowingly used to survive my dysfunctional and abusive "family"
of origin. There is an alchemy to combining our stories with art...it
is storytelling from the soul. For me, it was a way to give voice to my
experiences...my journals were bearing witness to what I experienced. It was a safe refuge for me to process
some of the pain and to empower and validate my experiences.My earliest
art journals literally became my lifeline to truth and sanity.
This past year, as I have been entering a deeper phase of recovery, I once again find myself deeply drawn to the magic of art journaling. I hope you all have a chance to check out the article, friends...it's a 6 page spread where I completely pour out my heart and soul.