Category Archives: Visual Art

Lonely | By: Ashley Blair Doyle

My name is Ashley. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 28 in January 2012. I live on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia with my fiancé Mike and two crazy felines. I have been sharing my cancer recovery … Continue reading

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Arts and Healing Network Awards: Honoring the Next Generation

If you’re between the ages of 18 – 35 and creating art as a result of your cancer experience, consider applying for the Arts and Healing Network award! Each year, they “honor artists who are truly making a difference in … Continue reading

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Journaling: Pains Migrate Out Through My Fingers Onto the Paper | By: Leslie Sinclair

“I love drawing,” wrote Leslie Sinclair. “It feels like some of the pains migrate out my fingers onto the paper.” During her chemo and radiation treatments for breast cancer, Leslie found journaling not only therapeutic, but as she writes in … Continue reading

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Put a Lid on Plastic Waste | By: Tracy Peltier

This hand-sewn piece is made from 100% plastic trash including plastic lids, produce bags and  thread from strips of plastic produce bags. My concept was that nature sprouts from a base of plastic waste–green stems and leaves open up to … Continue reading

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Transforming wounds

Art is a wound turned into light. –George Braque

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Growth Series | By: Susan Olds

Growth Inside | Susan Olds Susan Olds is an art historian, curator, and artist, who works in mixed media and fabric collage. She describes her work as “narrative with a humorous edge.” Her art has been shown at the Up … Continue reading

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States of Being | By: Susan Olds

Sometimes we come into our passions through the back door. For the first 25 years of my professional life I facilitated art programs for others—from being a teacher to curator for an art college to an education director for a … Continue reading

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