Healing Wounds with Art

Being an artist means forever healing your own wounds and at the same time endlessly exposing them.
Being an Artist

One of my coping skills is art. Yes, I do believe art helps with the inner wounds that one has. It’s not that the wounds or the scars go away. I think the act of creating art makes the wounds and the scar pain easier to bear and cope with. Plus, there is enormous satisfaction in having created something unique and representative of oneself.

The Austin Shrine Project

I have this nutty idea that people in Austin should build random shrines in nature. Help me if you wish to. These are the ceramics I want to use. They would be placed in trails in nature with flowers. Or whatever we feel earth should be honored with. Contact me if you are interested. http://myteacup.com/shrine/index.html. The page has some photos of my first attempts to hand build plates, cups and bowls.  Obviously, I’m terrible at it. But I don’t know what to do with the stuff — it’s not good enough to sell.  I need a way to give the pieces a home and a purpose. Otherwise….they will just sit there….they deserve more….so I keep thinking “Nature Shrines!”

I just googled art in Austin parks and came up with with link which looks totally cool http://www.facebook.com/AustinAIPP.  So does this really need Druid Fairy Garden… http://druidgarden.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/fairy_shrine_beltane.jpg

An example of the hand built items. Now you see what I mean when I say it looks like a 5th grader made them…

Hand built pottery and ceramics
Hand built pottery and ceramics