BATA Book of Leadership Artfully Returns

July 27, 2009

Yesterday I received the altered book back that the Buckeye Art Therapy Association (BATA) Board of Directors have been working on in a round robin mail art exchange since January 2009.  I first made note of this project focusing on the theme of leadership in my post The Art of Leadership when I started off the book.  Since then, ten other board members have contributed to the book’s pages with their reflections, thoughts, images, photos, and quotes around this topic. 

As I eagerly looked at each page carefully, several themes surfaced about being a leader, what it means and feels to lead, what cultivates this, and helps it grow.  Art about what it means to be a leader, the leadership experience, role models, qualities of good leadership, and the impact one has in this type of role were just some of the few themes that surfaced throughout the pages.  Themes about integrity, trust, openness, creativity, and vision were everywhere from my fellow board members.  It is good to see us all on the “same page”. To view a slideshow of the book’s pages to see for yourself, click on the image below.

BATA BOD Altered Book- Art of Leadership

BATA BOD Altered Book- Art of Leadership Slideshow

I sincerely thank each BATA Board Member for taking the time to be part of this project, thoughtfully considering the theme, and sharing what leadership means to them through their images and writings.  

This book will be available to bid on at BATA’s Symposium Silent Art Auction September 11 and 12, 2009 to help raise money for our Legislative Fund and efforts to help license art therapists in the State of Ohio.


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