Author Archives for Sara Roizen

On and Off The Grid

November 25, 2019 9:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I was recently in the Portland Art Museum in Maine. Wandering around the museum got the creative energy flowing. When I ended up in the museum gift store, I could not resist the pull to buy an art gift for myself. While perusing the shelves I found a medium sized red sketchbook. Rather than blank drawing pages, this book was...


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 10 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...


She Let Go

September 15, 2016 12:14 am Published by 1 Comment

  I was introduced to this poem today. It came at exactly the right time, as things tend to do. I’ll let the poem speak for itself. I hope that it resonates with you and your heart as well.   She let go. She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the...


The Messy & The Magical

September 7, 2016 6:01 pm Published by 2 Comments

  “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert I was recently listening to the Mama Truth Show podcast while cleaning up in the kitchen. I love a good podcast, whether the topic is parenthood, creativity, art, or psychology, or all of the above! The host Amy Ahler interviews different guests, and asks each one a final question at...