Photo: Sara Roizen 2011 A friend shared this poem with me over the weekend. I was very moved by it, as it seems to go to the heart of what healing work and process is all about. Read the words and explore what this poem might mean for you personally. Please feel free to comment, and let us know about...

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  cover of the Adoption Constellation Magazine       I was one of three featured adoptee artists in the latest issue of The Adoption Constellation Magazine. This magazine explores the diverse voices of the adoption triad and encourages an ongoing dialogue about topics related to the adoption experience. Below I have shared my essay on how my own artwork...

July 25, 2011

I’ve been very engaged in drawing over the past few weeks. I recently posted about my latest favorite drawing materials combo here: A Few Works on Paper These are a three recent drawings from the past few days. They were also done with prismacolor art stix and colored pencils on black paper. More to come..

June 23, 2011

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not...

June 21, 2011

My latest drawing obsession material! I am currently pretty crazy about Prismacolor “art stix.” They look like hard pastels, but they are actually woodless colored pencils. They are a bit pricey, (you’re paying for amazing quality) but this evening I marched into our local Michael’s store with a 50% coupon in hand. (Hint: always print out coupons for Michael’s! They...

June 18, 2011

Two weeks ago during one of my art therapy groups I had a pretty tough crowd. To preface it, the clients in this group are all living in emergency transitional housing and facing many challenges such as addiction and past traumas. However, this group was particularly rough.  First, it was a struggle to get the t.v. turned off (since the...

June 14, 2011

    I love this image! I made it my wallpaper on my computer at work. It’s a great illustration of what it means to practice mindfulness, and also an example of a picture being worth a thousand words! Which figure do you relate to at this moment? The person, the dog, or perhaps both?  

June 8, 2011