Faith, Food & Art: Surviving the Pandemics of 2020 (Hardcover)
This "tiny book" is a visual journal that documents the author's creative works made as part of an arts-based self-care strategy to survive the COVID-19, toxic political & racial injustice pandemics of 2020. The book encourages holistic wellness and gives steps for creating your own self-care plan.
Artmaking (including culinary, visual and fabric art) & spiritual study became the major pieces of my self-care strategy for thriving and healing during one of the most challenging years for our world. The commentaries accompanying the images
- identify 9 basic principles of self-care for everyone;
- illustrate and instruct on both product and process of creating the art pieces;
- give a number of health tips.
- highlight the wellness benefits of creative activity & faith practice
Author's Note: The creative works reflect my groanings & prayers as well as my assurance of God's Light and Hope. The art-making process presented opportunities for mastery. The products facilitated living out my faith, serving as vehicles for connecting, giving, and other expressions of generosity, kindness and love. While all the pandemics have brought great loss and sorrow to our world, it blessed me with the time to create, meditate, focus on others, and take care of my body, mind and spirit. Through the opportunity to stand still, I am more aware of God's presence in the world.
The book will:
- nourish your spirit and sense of beauty as well as
- facilitate a plan toward personal wellness
- encourage your engagement in creativity and holistic, arts-based, faith-centered self-care.
- make a great gift/table book for friends and family (hardback version)
BONUS: For those purchasing a copy of the book, if you send the author a copy of your receipt, you will receive free entry to her webinar planned for this Fall, 2021. The webinar will focus on formulating and sharing self-care strategies, plans, and creative/art projects. Details for how to participate can be found at the author's website referenced in the book.