Gratitude Art Comes Full Circle

June 24, 2009
My Gratitude Book

My Gratitude Book

This week I received my original altered book back from the Art Therapy & Positive Psychology E-group round robin project.  I have been writing about this project and its process on and off since February and now with the return of my book, everything has come full circle.  I am thankful for the pages that Melanie, Emery, Rachel, Gioia, and Lani created in my book and want to thank each of them again for their contribution. The inspiring messages and images of gratitude, happiness, joy, and thanks were a treat to savor over as I went through my book.  This book will serve as a wonderful “gratitude” reminder on those tough days that pop up!

I think my most favorite part about this project was the element of giving/offering through the pages we all created in every person’s  book and then the final product of receiving our own book back.  Lots of good vibes being shared with the energy of creativity!

One of the many inspiring quotes included in my book comes from Lani’s page, which completes the book as the last page:

“AUTHENTICITY is a daily practice.  Choosing authenticity means: cultivating the COURAGE to be emotionally honest, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; exercising the COMPASSION that comes from knowing that we are all made of strength and struggle and connected to each other through a loving and resilient human spirit; nurturing the CONNECTION and sense of belonging that can only happen when we let go of what we are suppose to be and embrace who we are….” ~Brene Brown Ph.D.

To see more  from this project, you can view Lani’s altered book pages on her blog, as well as check out the pages I did on my previous posting  On Art and the Pursuit of Happiness


One Response to “Gratitude Art Comes Full Circle”

  1. […] my art making.  One of the art-based activities I participated in to focus on this theme was  an altered art gratitude book round robin that I found really rewarding.   Hope Seek Dream Fly- Altered Book Page, June […]

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