By alisa on 12/9/2016 1:13 PM
With peacock feathers, glitter, yarn, tissue and torn papers, I am a child again: creating using whatever I can find before me. This is a place where I can find peace. For me, I’d go as far as saying it’s prayer.

The current political landscape has left fear in the backdrop of many minds. I don’t know about you, but I need a distraction from it all. My art lets me go places where I can forget and clear my mind.

Creating art, and reflecting on it, creates a place where I can find peace on my journey. What do you do that helps you find peace? If you don’t have a place like this, Journey on Canvas can help you find one. Or, perhaps, you’d like to share with others so they can find peace in the place you find yours? Journey and share here at Journey on Canvas Blog. We’d like to learn and hear from you.

  Peacock Feather Collage 2, Age 46

 

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By alisa on 4/29/2010 11:03 AM
I’m having a hard time “dealing” with today. I don’t like the deal. The deal is that my kid is sick and I’ve been praying for him for 5 years. Today he’s sicker than ever. The doctors don’t know what’s wrong and God seems silent. I’m sad and I’m losing hope.
By alisa on 4/19/2010 6:13 AM
Today is kinda a down day. I just want to eat every carb I can get my hands on. My head is stuffed up, I’m sluggish and I’m fighting the desire to go back to bed. I’m at odds with someone I love very much and it’s getting at me on every level: physical, emotional and spiritual. I need to heal and get a new perspective. If I just sit in it I’ll be in the same mess I’m in right now when tomorrow comes. Somehow I need to pull out of it. What can I do?
By alisa on 3/13/2010 12:21 PM
I love how we all have different ways of sharing our story. That's why I was excited when I recently learned about Manhattan Arts International's Healing Power of Art Campaign. Its a campaign that celebrates art that tells a story of healing. It's art that has a message and it's an important one!
By alisa on 3/3/2010 9:56 AM
Maybe you want to be a part of it? Do you make art? Do you want to make art? Do you have another creative outlet that lets you tell your story? Please share with us. We want to enjoy what you create and benefit from what your creativity expresses. Let your “art” tell us your story.
By alisa on 2/26/2010 9:15 AM
How can we pass on the freedom found in a creative act: writing, singing, making music, painting, journaling, collage, sculpture- even scrapbooking? What does what we make say about us and our internal world? How can creativity be used to make us healthier and more connected with ourselves? How can we, and others, use art as an emotional outlet? Thoughts?
Always In My Story
60 Years: A Reason to Share My Story
Transformed by My Story
Grief and Your Journey
Finding Peace on Your Journey
Everything Changes: Take Time for Remembering
Afraid to Share?
Do Something Brand New: Share Your Story!
Going Back: Sharing Your Memories


Recent Work!



Take Apart 2,
Age 45

I am in the throes of taking apart my old art: the art that doesn't please me in its entirety. I love pieces of these pieces though, so I start to use them. I make some new work that is not entirely new. I make something better from something not quite right. It is satisfying.


Past Work!





Old Junk
Age 42

I’m gonna pull that Old Junk out of my head. I’m not going to give it a chance to play its old song of doubt, fear and sadness. Instead, I’m going to believe something new, write a new song and let that new tape play. Old tape out, new tape in!