Tuesday, April 21, 2015

HOPE, MAKE, HEAL

 My second book is ready for pre-order! Yes!!! What an amazing thing to be able to say to you! I'm so proud of this book and what I hope it will offer to others.  As many of you know, three years ago a dark cloud landed over my home and heart. I shifted gears and invested all of my energy into finding healing and solace for my children and myself. Every bit of my creativity was channeled into mending the wounds. Since I use my hands so much, of course crafting was part of my path to wholeness.  Today, I wake up happy and content again, knowing myself more deeply and enjoying life fully! In fact, I'm dyeing more sunshiny yellow rope as I type! I hope that what I learned along the way may be a source of inspiration for anyone going through their own unique challenge.

Please do read on to hear a little more about Hope, Make, Heal….


A welcome companion to anyone suffering a great loss—20 inspiring craft projects to help work through grief. 
Published by Roost Books.

Grief and pain are universal experiences that touch everyone at one time or another. When we grieve, most of us reach for the steady hand of loved ones. But even if we're blessed with an understanding community, a deep sense of isolation comes with tragedy. No one else stands in our shoes. Rarely is there another person who can understand just what it means to be you. 
     
When faced with the trauma of a sudden and unexpected ending to my marriage of sixteen years, I yearned to find something that would allow me to focus and channel my powerful flood of emotions into something I could see and touch. Knowing that busy hands can profoundly nurture the heart and quiet the mind, I began making things to wear, carry, touch, and gaze upon—beautiful and expressive objects that were simple, intentional, and most of all, meaningful. 

The result is the collection of projects here. This book offers a unique approach to mending wounds with inspiring projects that integrate hand, heart, and mind with thread, ink, and more. The projects encourage renewal and restoration during life's transitions and after deep loss. Each one offers comfort and support and is designed to have a personal impact on the maker and those around them. It's a resource for personal healing and a gift for your friend in need.

Pre-order here:



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14 comments:

  1. As I went through something very similar years ago and turned to my blog (Berlinswhimsy) and creativity as solace, I am very interested in your book! Congratulations! I am happy to hear you are in a good place. :-)

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  2. Beauty from ashes--congratulations on your healing and triumph!

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  3. looking forward to seeing your path. Congratulations on putting it all together to share with others.

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  4. You are absolutely amazing. The cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to add this to my collection.

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  5. Congratulations! The world is a better place with you in it, helping and healing!

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  6. What a unique, useful and sophisticated concept for a book!

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  7. Congratulations Maya!
    I can't wait to read it!
    xo
    ~ joey ~

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  8. Congratulations. I hope it goes well!AriadnefromGreece!

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  9. Congratulations! I love your first book and am looking forward to seeing this one.

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  10. Love that you turned it around for good! This will help many!! So glad the clouds parted! Blessings to you!

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  11. A new book?!!! How exciting! I love how you manage to take an experience so painful and find peace & beauty through you're art to get you through it. You have an amazing soul Maya.

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  12. It made my heart soar to know you have found solace in your journey to healing. When people ask me how I can produce so many things with just my 2 hands I tell them how therapeutic it is to make things.

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  13. I also was in deep sorrow three years ago (but for other reasons: three miscarriages... ). Spirituality and creation was a healing path for me too. Congratulations for your book!!!. Thanks for sharing your experience!!!!

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