Daring Acts of Love on Day 45: Creating Self-Care Proclamation Art

February 14, 2013

One of my 2013 revo’lution reading companions has been Christine Arylo’s Madly in Love with ME.  I was inspired to seek out & get this book after reading this Subversive Book Alert from Lani. I’ve been very pleased with this recommendation! Arylo’s book has been full of reflections for not only my revo’lution making, but to implement in my art therapy sessions with women & adolescent girls.

Day 45: Self Care Proclamation Art

I dedicated today’s 365 revo’lution art bit (Day 45!) for Valentine’s Day and the day after International Self-Love Day to Christine’s writings on Self-Care (Chapter 6) by creating a “I Care for Me” Proclamation (page 128).

This “Me Art” prompt encourages the reader to reflect on, choose, and claim new self care beliefs that honor and value your true self, heart, time, and energy.  The act of creating the proclamation in writing (or with art!) “is a promise and commitment towards this self-care and new ways of being and believing.”  Wonderful idea!

On the back of this art bit, I’ve written beliefs and choices for my proclamation.  Arylo adds drawing an arrow towards the heart (from your I believe & I choose sides) is “an action that signifies your choice and commitment to take on this new belief as yours…”

Yes!  So happy to have this image & intention as part of my 365 revo’lution art and I look forward to more art inspired by this book’s contents…

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One Response to “Daring Acts of Love on Day 45: Creating Self-Care Proclamation Art”

  1. Hannah Says:

    Gretchen–what an excellent direction! I just watched a Ted talk by Kristin Neff on self-compassion. You might be interested in it because it speaks to many of these same issues:


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