Use this compassionate guide to access your deepest emotions, express them through art, and transform them into tools for healing and understanding. Former psychotherapist turned artist Andy Stanton offers guided meditations, imagery techniques, and collage prompts to open a safe space for not only grief and brokenheartedness, but celebration and thankfulness. First, follow relaxation and imagery techniques to access your feelings; next, use the simple guidelines for making collage art. Inspiring us by example, dozens of contemporary artists offer photographs of their most personally transformative artworks and share heartfelt stories about how those pieces helped them alleviate their difficult emotions. Focusing on the emotional-artistic process rather than specific skill, Stanton offers lessons for artists of all experience levels and mediums. An exclusive online bonus feature offers dozens more artworks and stories.
Andra F. Stanton is a retired psychotherapist currently writing about and manipulating fabric in Boulder, Colorado. She first investigated fiber art for her book?Zapotec Weavers of Teotitlan?(Museum of New Mexico Press). She went on to explore other art forms, especially art quilting, surface design, and 3-D composition. Her book?Dimensional Cloth: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists?(Schiffer) was released in 2018 to wide acclaim. She is also the author of?Pilates for Fragile Backs?(New Harbinger). Her work can be seen in art galleries throughout the United States.

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