"Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation"
By Maggie Oman Shannon
Published by Viva Editions & Cleis Press
Publishing on May 12, 2013
Facebook: Crafting as a Spiritual Practicehttp://www.spiritualityandpractice.com
Oh my, what an inspiring book! The author walks the reader through a myriad of different techniques and/or practices to invoke a spiritual one-ness with you, your creativity and God.
Maggie provides numerous recipes for fragrant anointing aromatherapy type uses, she walks you through Visual Journaling which I must say has to be akin to what Fiber Artists call Art Journaling.
A very practical manner of introducing a tight relationship between your Spiritual Faith traditions and creativity. Prayer and creativity transcend each if us into a intentionally respective calm Spiritual path with our art or crafting! It only goes to say that calmness is the result.
From anointing oils to prayer beads, prayer paintings ( or quilts), prayer mats and prayer weavings, the author walks us through a vast array of methods to help us in our own personal way bring Spirituality or God into our creative work both as a practice to calm and center ourselves to be the best creative person we can, but also she shares techniques and practices that could become a vehicle of our creativity itself.
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