REVIEWS - EXHIBITIONS - MEDIA - LICENSING - Q&A
Book Reviews and Comments
Exhibitions and Media
- 2011 RX Art in Healthcare - Creative Care, St. Petersburg, Florida
- The Island Reporter, March 2017 issue. Dealing with Death by Jackie Minniti
Licensing / Production
Canvases are available for licensing / production. Contact the artist.
WHY DID YOU WRITE THE BOOK?
Tending To My Wounds, Coping with Grief One Square at a Time was written because the resolution of grief is unique as each of our individual lives. In grief, we need an outlet for expressing emotions. The outlet is personal and needs to happen. In different ways, through different forms we gain knowledge, those varying approaches are what helps us to heal.
Too, aside from outside grief resources, the clinical side of grief, I needed a more personal approach to heal from the death of my mother. I created what worked for me and what put closure on my grief with the hope that it might motivate individuals who might be looking for or wanting additional ways to contend with their loss — those varying approaches that help us to heal.
WHAT IS YOUR BOOK ABOUT?
It is the how and where I put closure on my grief. Tending to My Wounds, Coping with Grief One Square at a Time is grief expressed through art. The book is about my story of my grief through varying images based on a mood or emotion. A committed number of days, one square, one day at a time. Combined with snippets taken from the written expressions of my grief Tending To My Wounds - shows how a self-directed task prompted a deeper reflection on life, loss, death. The written and visual expressions of my grief gives another outlet for one to explore when one grieves, mourns, and bereaves.
WHAT IS THE KEY ISSUE ADDRESSED IN YOUR BOOK?
Grief muddles the mind and staying focused after a loss or death can be difficult. The key issue addressed — Grief from any type of loss and how healing through art can help us refocus, regain momentum in our life after a loss.
HOW DOES YOUR BOOK SOLVE THE KEY ISSUE?
When outside resources no longer fulfill our wants, desires, or needs we search for alternative sources to help heal, entertain or to learn. The key issue of the book is coping with grief; Tending To My Wounds, Coping with Grief One Square at a Time is how one individual handled grief enabling closure — so the book solved the key issue. Without someone wanting to create we would know little to nothing about each other. It is my hope that Tending To My Wounds, Coping with Grief One Square at a Time might bring some personal evolution to one who grieves.
HOW IS YOUR BOOK BETTER THEN THE COMPETITION?
I prefer not to look at any book as being in competition with one another. Books are written to entertain, teach or to learn. Now that is not to say, if there were two books on grief healing and only one could be had, I hope my book is picked. Even then, it will only be better to those books with similar topic if what my book contains resonates with the reader.