Part 18 daily journal workshop. SURVIVOR #arttherapy @Kris_Carr

A survivor is a triumphant person who lives with, after, or in spite of a diagnosis or traumatic event.  Survivors refuse to assume the identity of their adversity.  They are not imprisoned by the constructs of a label.  Instead, survivors use their brush with mortality as a catalyst for creating a better self.  We transform our experience in order to further evolve spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally.  Our reality challenges us to go deeper.

Kris Carr, Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor

Kris Carr

What have you survived?  What does the word mean to you?  What about trying to survive profound loss?

I’ve gone through a lot, as we all have.  All of it attacks the heart.  I even survived listening to my mom’s heart stop beating.

A man’s dying is more his survivor’s affair than his own. – Thomas Mann

Write for 15 minutes about the questions posed and anything else that comes to mind around the concept of SURVIVOR.

 

Now find a nice font (look at dafont.com for ideas) and write out (or print out and glue) SURVIVOR in large letters.

Now decorate the page, stream of consciousness style.  Just let it happen.  Maybe pull out key words from your journal writing.  Just doodle.

Great quote:

Quote provided by my friend Laura Mack

Recommended:

To move through the fear, I had to change my focus and turn to the one thing that had always saved me in hard times: creativity.

– Kris Carr

Tomorrow:

“Cancer”

Daily Journal Workshop:

Part 1 JUST WRITE

Part 2 DRAW OUT THE WORDS

Part 3 HEART

Part 4 SPILL OUT COLLAGE

Part 5 NAKED SCREAM

Part 6 INVITE ALTER STRETCH EXTEND

Part 7 ARISE AROSE IN 3’S

Part 8 SELF-PORTRAIT. HUMAN

Part 9 WORD CRAZY QUILT

Part 10 VINTAGE WORKOUT

Part 11 GESTURE DRAWING

Part 12 DEAR WORLD. SECRETS

Part 13 NEGATIVE – POSITIVE

Part 14 BE THE MAP

Part 15 GUEST SPEAKER

Part 16 COMICS!

Part 17 ALTER

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