Welcome to SoulistrySoulistry: Artistry of the Soul ... soul-space connecting creativity and spirituality
The word ‘Soulistry’ is a neologism combing ‘soul’ and ‘art’istry. Its intent is twofold:
- bring an oasis of calm and peace into an otherwise hectic and sometimes chaotic world
- to encourage connections between creativity and spirituality
The Soulistry story began early in 2004 when I was ill and wasn’t able to read, think clearly, find solace in books, enjoy visits or even conversations with family and friends.
Unable to sleep one night, I found myself looking at the top shelf of my office closet where I’d stored a variety of things. Before I knew it, I had taken a plain, wooden framed mirror and started adding a variety of embellishments. I continued to play and create, and the pain seemed to lessen. Eventually, I was able to sleep. In the morning, I saw the mirror and was struck by its beauty and simplicity.
I sensed that some new thing was happening. I could feel my spirit soaring. A part of my brain was working – my right brain!
The combination of two words (soul + artistry) into one new word “Soulistry” became the umbrella for the Meditation Mirrors, Soulistry Art Cards and bookmarks that began to find their way into art shows and Christmas fairs. And, they were selling!
I began to realize that the next step in my healing was to ‘step out in faith’ … combine my experiences as an educator, Creative Spirituality Artist, writer and spiritual director/soul friend. And that’s how the Soulistry Workshops and Retreats were born. Out of a devastating medical crisis where the future looked bleak, new life emerged in ways I had never even imagined.
Yes – Soulistry’s story is a story of grace … pure and simple.
Art techniques are designed to provide gentle and easy-to-learn techniques of de-stressing activity, relaxation, meditation, spirituality of play and nurture the artist that lies within each of us through the creation of unique cards, envelopes, paper beadmaking, paper marbling, and more.