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By Jenny Doh

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Inside Art Saves, event the tales of 20 artists who discovered that creative expression and the inventive technique is worthy residing for. even if you're a calligraphy/graffiti artist like Lisa Engelbrecht, a steel artist like Michael DeMeng, or electronic university artist like Susan Tuttle, artwork has a manner of providing you with good looks, that means, religious richness, community... even salvation.

The tales during this publication come from each medium, as the energy of the inventive strategy are available everywhere.

Hear from:

  • Drew Emborsky, a crochet artist, offers convenience via his creations through donating his paintings to hospitals and shelters.
  • Rebecca Sower places craft materials—and hope—into the palms of Haitian girls via Haiti via Hand.
  • Marie French who, via paintings, creates own miracles of healing.
  • Suzi Blu, who came upon the true, healing impression of art-making, indicates you several uncomplicated, powerful methods you could supply back.

INSIDE ART SAVES, you will additionally FIND:

  • Mixed media thoughts and tasks. during the e-book you will find useful rules to place you at the art-making course. Karen Michel stocks directions on growing prayer flags, Lynn Whipple exhibits you the way to build a permission plaque, Susannah Conway offers suggestion on revealing the soul of a spot although encouraged photography.
  • Inspired classes. every one artist lists the teachings they've got discovered approximately residing existence artfully.
  • "When the Going will get Tough..." Sidebars recommend methods you could stay robust, even if issues get hard. pay attention how various artists care for hassle head-on.
  • "In the artist's personal words..." recommendation and knowledge shared at once from each one artist to you. The act of art-making is an act of existence. So thread a needle, raise a paintbrush, positioned pencil to paper, concentration the camera—find salvation.

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