Author Archives for Sara Roizen

When Words Fail During a Pandemic

August 31, 2020 6:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“Listen to silence. It has much to say.” (Rumi) I’ve attempted to write numerous times since this pandemic began. Each time I sat down at the computer, my hands stilled. I grasped for a thread to weave into a narrative. I could share anecdotes, therapeutic techniques, art explorations to try, or ways to cognitively reframe this crazy time we are...


Perfectly Imperfect

March 1, 2020 11:30 am Published by 2 Comments

“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist” ― Stephen Hawking A couple of weeks ago my 6 year old son and I were looking at a pile of Valentine’s Day cards for his class. He was insisting on taking them all out to see...


2020: Return to Blogging!

February 7, 2020 5:38 pm Published by 15 Comments

“Flow down and down in always widening rings of being.” (Rumi) It’s hard to believe that I began this blog in 2008 – shortly before I began my journey as an art therapist. This blog began as a labor of love and continues in the same spirit. Art Therapy Spot is a place to share my passion for art, creativity,...


The Art Of Emotions

January 7, 2017 7:55 pm Published by 4 Comments

  ‘Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.’ (C.G. Jung)   My new job at the psychiatric hospital provides me with many exciting opportunities to collaborate with the other group leaders. We each come from a different background and have a unique way of working with the patients and creating and...


Round-Robin Art Making

December 29, 2016 4:18 pm Published by 11 Comments

 “Creativity is contagious.    Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein I believe that any form of art making in a group is a collaborative experience. Even if each group member works on an individual piece, the shared group energy is contagious in a way that often brings about growth, new ideas, and shared experiences. With that in mind, it is often exciting...


Vinyl Record Mandalas, Vol. 2

November 21, 2016 10:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I am excited to share that my second collection of vinyl record mandalas is on display at The Cabot! Here’s my artist’s statement for the show: Old scratched up records end their musical journey as they become dormant and unplayable. My vinyl record mandalas pick up where the stunted life of a discarded record leaves off, imbuing them with new energy...


When Life Gives You Lemons…Keep Making Art

September 27, 2016 6:09 pm Published by 2 Comments

  “Art is a ripening, an evolution, an uplifting which enables us to emerge from darkness into a blaze of light.” – Jerzy Grotwoski   Over the past nine months I’ve been pouring a lot of time into creating a new collection of vinyl record mandalas. The first collection (Volume 1) sold out online a few years ago. I was amazed...