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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (July 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434320669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434320667
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,161,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was raised on the Mississippi River and spent much of my time alone. I used the new television Pop's bought for comfort, friendship and learning about the outside world. I worked as a legal typist most of my adult life until my hands refused to work for me. Depression is just not sadness. The constant Stress wears at our muscles until we cannot type, walk or dance. I learned to use my imagination when I want to do the impossible. My inner child waltzes through poetry, runs like the wind, and keeps me sane in a world gone mad. Writing and making art put me in touch with my inner artist who was choking to create a new me, a happy, self-achieving me. I've been slowly and quietly growing and changing into the person I've always wanted to be, a writer, a poet and an authority on surviving depression with Art Therapy. At 62 now, it is my hope all my work will help others as much as it has helped me. I'm Winged for Art Therapy.

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As someone who tends to discard a lot of paper, I need to take that one to heart!
L. C. Henderson
Reading her translations of life through her poetry became quite a journey for me as well as an eye-opener as I saw aspects of life through the eyes of another.
Martha A. Cheves
This book was very interesting, well written, great quotes that made one ponder, and looking at the art pictures made it a five star book.
Cassie Mae

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"I am an ordinary woman living in an extraordinary, imperfect world."

This phrase sets a poignant beginning to a poignant masterpiece full of humor, honesty and reflection. All of us struggle with depression at some time or another, whether it be from losing our job, or financial burdens we are unprepared for, or some other crisis which steps in and takes control of our lives out of our hands. Depression is one of the most sinister diseases in the world, because it is one that we consider to be ordinary. Yes, of course we're going to feel sad. Yes, of course there are days we're going to feel like we're hanging on to control by a very thin thread.

Guess what? There's no of course about it! No one says that you have to feel that way. You can find an outlet for your depression that allows your heart to heal and your mind to clear by transforming your feelings into a tangible expression through art.

Sculpting the Heart takes you on a personal journey through depression and the healing powers of creative expression. Whether your medium is writing, sculpting, painting or music, creative expression can release the tension and frustration that build up inside your mind and release you from the bars of depression back into the freedom of the real world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Regina Portscheller on April 11, 2009
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I was so looking forward to reading this book, but was ultimately disappointed by its quality. The book was filled with grammatical errors and poorly written. What a shame - I had high hopes for it. Also, many of the pictures were of poor quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cassie Mae on August 27, 2008
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What a brilliant book this is. I think it would make a very helpful and caring book to a friend or family member fighting depression.

I love the whole idea of creating art to help heal. What a wonderful idea. This book was very interesting, well written, great quotes that made one ponder, and looking at the art pictures made it a five star book.

This book will help many people live happier lives. I believe it is very inspirational, in that, others will create their own art. Thank you to the author Joyce White.
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