July 15, 2012

Healing Journal


Since most of my day is spent caring for my husband and tending to his needs, my art time is very limited.  I've missed my friends, my images and colors, and my creative time.  Although the healing process has begun, the burden of months of caretaking has taken its toll  - physically, spiritually and mentally.

Having heard the phrase: "Art Heals!", in an effort to heal my spirit, I decided to begin a new art project. Over the past few days I've poured my deepest thoughts and rawest feelings into the pages of a new journal. No thought or emotion is "off limits". This journal is a safe place for me to bare my soul, shed healing tears and assuage my exhausted spirit.

After just a few days of writing and creating, I'm beginning to feel "lighter", and my colors are brighter! This is a much healthier alternative than eating tons of chocolate or drinking wine, and I'm realizing that, indeed, "Art Heals!"

May your day be filled with the joy of discovery!
 

22 comments:

Renee Stien said...

so glad things are going well and that you've had a bit of art time as well! welcome back <3

WW said...

Terri....Love seeing art coming through for you again. Hope everything continues to in a positive direction. And remember....a tiny bit of choco and wine doesn't hurt either...lol

Netty said...

Art certainly does heal Terri and am so glad that things are moving in the right direction. Beautiful and special pages. Annette x

roc said...

yeah! terri art! it's good for every one's soul to see it!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I truly believe art heals, and it shows in your bright and clever pages. It was great to see you had posted. That means so much to many of us who love you and your art.

Sandy said...

Wow Terri your journal work is great. Fantastic work and so glad that you are back. xoxo

Jan said...

Your art work is always so beautiful and inspirational Terri and these are no exception. The colours are just amazing. I am so pleased to see that you are hopefully through your dreadful ordeal and that both of you can again move forward in love together x

Lee said...

When life hands you lemons, carve them into stamps! I am glad you are finding a way to unwind. Jim isso lucky to have you, and I know he would do the same if he could. You are an amazng partner, wife, and artist!

Healing Woman said...

Art really does heal. Glad you are writing it all down-it takes the load off of the mind at least. Your journal will be a treasure to you in the future Teri.

Janet Ghio said...

so glad you are managing to squeeze in some art time and color. So important for your own health!!

indybev said...

Oh, Terri, I know it's been a rough journey, and you've just buckled up and stayed strong, but now that Jim's a bit better you're bound to have lost your buckle! Please know prayers are still with you both. The healing art is a GOOD thing!

Lizbethem said...

But...but...chocolate and wine, Terri...
I am so glad to see you back making colourful art.
God bless you both.

Sandy said...

Well you journals are indeed wonderful and I intend on starting some of my own. thanks so much for sharing with us. i can give up my chocolate but I am not sure about a nice glass of white wine now and then!! My best to you -
sandy

Ann said...

so glad that you are "healing" yourself with art!! when you are caring for someone,it is sooooo important to find the time and a way to care for yourself.
these pages are beautiful.....

Janine said...

Dear Terri,
that journal is a great idea, I am sure it will help and heal.
I hope your hubby is doing better and I hope you are strong and powerfull enough not just for the caretaking of your husband but for caretaking for yourselfe.
Have a great week
Janine

Lynn said...

I'm glad you are allowing your colors to shine and give light to you the way you give light to others. Hugs!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Friend, I am so glad! Please take time to heal you, too! Blessings.

Gill said...

I have been enjoying your art for some time now. I am sad to read how much your caring role had taken out of you & rejoice that your art is healing you. I send love & prayers from England.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love all your colorful pages, yes art can heal.I wish you a good time:-)
Hugs Anjalsrt 51

Sharon said...

Yes it does and it is so good for one's soul. I think of you often and know you are going through a lot. I know it will all be OK. That journal is better than anything else could be. Take care. Hugs, Sharon

~*~Patty S said...

There certainly IS evidence everywhere of how Art Heals dear Terri...your healing journal is beautiful

I think of your and your family often and continue to send healing energy your way.

Take care dear one!
oxo

~*~Patty S said...

I also wanted to share part of quote from a mosaic wall in Blacksburg, VA

..."Inner vision is the prescription
Art is the physician...Art heals."

oxo