Making art, according to Cathy Malchiodi, may be as important to your physical and spiritual health as balanced nutrition, regular exercise, or meditation. Expressing yourself creatively—through drawing, painting, sculpture, photography—allows you to tap into a source of inner wisdom that provides guidance, soothes emotional pain, and revitalizes your being.
The Soul's Palette reveals art's transformative powers. Exercises include working with materials for drawing, painting, sculpting, and collage; simple drawing and journal projects; self-guided meditations and affirmations; ideas for cultivating intuition, inspiration, and spontaneity; exploring personal symbols; and making art a spiritual practice.
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"Cathy Malchiodi is masterful in gathering and arranging the best of art's healing qualities. Carry The Soul's Palette with you each day like a Persian saddle book and awaken to worlds inside and out, reflections on the nature of art, and irresistible invitations to practice. "—Shaun McNiff, author of Art as Medicine and Trust the Process
"Cathy Malchiodi is a modern-day medicine woman who knows the cure is within. The Soul's Palette is like an eye-opening journey to the Grand Canyon of creativity and healing in the company of a seasoned guide. "—Jan Phillips, author of Marry Your Muse, God Is at Eye Level, and Making Peace
"A bold and interactive workbook to get you to pick up your pencil. Putnoi really picks up on the concept that as adults we need to release what has been holding us back—often, in drawing, what is our inner critic. The table of contents is anything but linear and sets the stage for what Putnoi is asking you to embrace. Well worth exploring! "—San Francisco Book Review