I am working on a new journal series to connect with my book
Drawn Together- Maintaining Connections and Navigating Life’s Challenges With Art.
I am a great believer in sharing my creative process! That is how Drawn Together was created in the first place- through journals and blogposts.
As I build the journal series, I will be sharing my notes and process here and welcome your feedback and your photos!
Your contribution is invaluable and may find its way to my book! Contact me at Email.
JOURNAL SERIES ROUGH SKETCHES
Part 1: INSPECTION/PRESENT DAY
Part 2a: INSPECTION/HISTORY: ROOTS
Part 2b: INSPECTION/HISTORY: PHOTOS
Part 3: INSPECTION/HISTORY: JOURNEY/CONNECTION
I have been thinking about where I come from and the story is a long and complicated one. But also very short. I am simply a product of my mother and father. To connect with that simple concept, I paid a visit to my father’s residential care facility and spent the afternoon creating art. It was delightful and humbling to feel how the power of art can lead to new connections and deepen conversations. The afternoon also allowed me to feel a connection to my parents. When I worked with the residents I felt the presence of my Mom. I was always so impressed by her ability to connect fully with the elderly. And helping facilitate art, I felt like I was working with my Dad again. It was a joyous time with lots of laughter and delight.
Thank you to Jon and everyone at Evergreen House!