12 Apr Art as Healing and Inspiration
Around the time I began painting, I was working on a different book about personal growth after grief inspired by the death of my newborn daughter ten years ago. I was running the Meah Foundation named in her honor, and an ornament and jewelry business, as well as raising my three sons with my husband.
Painting was an antidote to stress, a hobby I picked up during a family vacation to Canada. A month after we got home, I phoned my book editor in New York, Stephanie Gunning, and asked what she thought about the idea of taking some of the material from the self-help book and pairing it with the images I was producing. She loved the plan. Immediately she saw the book’s potential and volunteered suggestions on how to format it.Full Article