Sculpting the Heart with Art Therapy Basic Counseling eBook #1

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If you are happy, you will enjoy both my web and my books. If not, you need them. They are filled with inspirational poems, pictures of my art work, and activities for your inner artist.
This is a book about being happy. If you don't know what your true gifts are, this basic art therapy ebook will help you find them. Written from my heart for the heart of others.

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781476278957
About Joyce White

Hi, I am many, a ceramic artist, a poet and a wanderer. I enjoy television and good humor. I love music and making slides with art pictures, mine and the masters. I enjoy taking pictures of my clay busts and sculptures. I write poetry, articles and indulge in a fantasy from time to time of being a successful writer and artist.
I am Winged for Art Therapy and enjoy using my literal skills to help other overcome their own life circumstances. Have a good day! Come visit me at http://wingedforhealing.www.wingedforhealing.blogspot.com, www.sculptingtheheart.blogspot.com, and www.joycewhiterings.blogspot.com.
I can also be found on Saturday at 1st Street Old Town Market in Belleville, IL selling my original and custom made rings and jewelry. On Thursday, I can be found by Scnucks on 159 at Swansea Old Town Market.
Thanks.

Review for Sculpting the Heart with Art Therapy eBook
"Joyce White has aligned herself with spiritual principles that govern the workings of SCULPTING THE HEART WITH ART THERAPY. She uses these principles in the most conscious and creative way for healing."[Sage Sweetwater - Celebrity Firebrand Lesbian Novelist]

SCULPTING THE HEART WITH ART THERAPY is in totality, about the possibility of renewing life. It is a profound writing of a sense of release conveyed through poetry, art and clay juxtaposed with flapping wings of freedom.

What highly validates this book for me, is the kind of creative expansiveness Joyce White gives of the soul. It embraces goodness and wellness through the healing acts of creativity, contiguous with God and dream. It is a writing which has concentrated form, and to the restless, makes contact with faith anchored in transcendent spirit. It embraces philosophy of dualities, balancing light and dark through poetry and prayer, existence and essence. I appreciate Joyce White's work. She gives all that she has and then some. Joyce opens her heart and shares her personal life, things about her family, death and dying, loving and praying, creating and imaging. She talks of Jung as if he were right beside her guiding her positive energy and assisting her dreams, Joyce says "I'd like to think this book helped others to begin living their own divine purpose." This book has done just that. It's a book of picture symbols, words, and sculptures which absorb our subconscious and represent thought, and if read and used correctly, includes vast information from all of the six senses; sight, sound, touch, smell, taste, and intuition. Joyce White has self-awareness to know specifically the areas of creativity, and what a full life is for her. She shows how the creative process is an external form of whatever we imagine internally.

The benefits of this book are many. I highly recommend SCULPTING THE HEART WITH ART THERAPY. Inspiring! The mental, physical, and spiritual idea to right living! Joyce White, you have won my respect.

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New Review
Poetry
Sculpting the Heart's Poetry While Conversing with the Masters

By: Joyce White
Publisher:
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 978-0-557-22371-8
Reviewed by: Eloise Michael
Review Date: July 2010

The fourth book in Joyce White's Sculpting the Heart series, Sculpting the Heart's Poetry While Conversing with the Masters is a collection of poems that are playful, hopeful, and sometimes even joyful. White does not shy away from serious topics, however. She is able to write about loss, regret, and her own deep fears. White hints at times of depression and hopelessness in her own life. Her readers will do more than share her sorrow, however, and will not be encouraged to wallow in their own. In her poem Tears are like Polliwogs White describes her own optimism in the playful style which runs throughout her poetry.

Tears are like Polliwogs

It is nice to think of tears like
polliwogs swimming around in a
mortal's eyes, evolving into well-
adjusted higher forms,

with better motor control and hand-
eye co-ordination, ascending rather
than descending,

bending rather than breaking,
reaffirming rather than hurting, and
smiling rather than frowning,

It's nice to think of sorrow as water,
and all those tears escaping where
swelling pain had been,

It's nice to think our sorrow will soon
evaporate just like our tears, turning
our attention to helping others evolve.

The philosophy outlined in this poem provides the template for much of White's work. When she writes of challenges or loss, she includes in each poem a seed of hope that will leave readers feeling lighter even as they are reminded of their own times of sadness. Her hopefulness does not trivialize the subjects of the poems, however. White's optimism is subtle, sometimes no more than her tone or the way she chooses her words. The effect is cumulative, and after reading the entire collection, readers will be left satisfied, energized, and smiling.

Most of the poems in this collection are ekphrastic poems, each written in response to a piece of art, in this case, paintings. White describes ekphrastic poetry as a "conversation between two pieces of art." In these poems, White looks into the soul of the artist to whom she is responding, imagining his thoughts and motivation, turning each painting into a metaphor for the artist's life. Readers will view Picasso's work in a new way, and may even be inspired to visit the nearest museum or gallery.

White has a talent for transforming hardship and grief into something more. She turns these challenges into a way forward, both for herself, and for her readers. She is at her best, however, when she is writing of joy. Her observations of children, animals, and nature capture her subjects' ability to fully live in the moment and to celebrate that moment. Happy Children, below, is a perfect illustration.

Happy Children

Happy children are all-stars, curious
jugs of sunshine, their faces radiant,

their eyes metaphors of emptiness and
fullness perfectly contained, their
naiveté keeps us entertained,

they don't think about anything too
long, peanut butter keeps them
energized, they have happy feet, elastic
faces,

like acrobats they ride bareback on
wild stallions with wings, they train
smarter, not harder, slow and steady
gets them there,

they balance fun with rest, and they lie
on their backs and take pleasure in
moments of nothingness.

Joyce White's tone is honest, friendly, never preachy. Many of the poems in this collection are written in the first person, but White's voice is present, even when she does not specifically include herself. Readers will feel as though she is confiding in them. White chooses her words carefully, having fun with their sounds and meanings. She also employs metaphors, never saying more than necessary to make her point or to create an image. It is easy to read White's poems and easy to find meaning within them. When readers go back to reread a few favorites, they will find that the poems are even better the second and third time.

Quill says: Playful poems that will leave readers hopeful even when their subjects are sad or difficult.

NEW REVIEW
Sculpting the Heart's Poetry While Conversing with the Masters

By: Joyce White
Publisher:
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 978-0-557-22371-8
Reviewed by: Eloise Michael
Review Date: July 2010

The fourth book in Joyce White's Sculpting the Heart series, Sculpting the Heart's Poetry While Conversing with the Masters is a collection of poems that are playful, hopeful, and sometimes even joyful. White does not shy away from serious topics, however. She is able to write about loss, regret, and her own deep fears. White hints at times of depression and hopelessness in her own life. Her readers will do more than share her sorrow, however, and will not be encouraged to wallow in their own. In her poem Tears are like Polliwogs White describes her own optimism in the playful style which runs throughout her poetry.

Tears are like Polliwogs

It is nice to think of tears like
polliwogs swimming around in a
mortal's eyes, evolving into well-
adjusted higher forms,

with better motor control and hand-
eye co-ordination, ascending rather
than descending,

bending rather than breaking,
reaffirming rather than hurting, and
smiling rather than frowning,

It's nice to think of sorrow as water,
and all those tears escaping where
swelling pain had been,

It's nice to think our sorrow will soon
evaporate just like our tears, turning
our attention to helping others evolve.

The philosophy outlined in this poem provides the template for much of White's work. When she writes of challenges or loss, she includes in each poem a seed of hope that will leave readers feeling lighter even as they are reminded of their own times of sadness. Her hopefulness does not trivialize the subjects of the poems, however. White's optimism is subtle, sometimes no more than her tone or the way she chooses her words. The effect is cumulative, and after reading the entire collection, readers will be left satisfied, energized, and smiling.

Most of the poems in this collection are ekphrastic poems, each written in response to a piece of art, in this case, paintings. White describes ekphrastic poetry as a "conversation between two pieces of art." In these poems, White looks into the soul of the artist to whom she is responding, imagining his thoughts and motivation, turning each painting into a metaphor for the artist's life. Readers will view Picasso's work in a new way, and may even be inspired to visit the nearest museum or gallery.

White has a talent for transforming hardship and grief into something more. She turns these challenges into a way forward, both for herself, and for her readers. She is at her best, however, when she is writing of joy. Her observations of children, animals, and nature capture her subjects' ability to fully live in the moment and to celebrate that moment. Happy Children, below, is a perfect illustration.

Happy Children

Happy children are all-stars, curious
jugs of sunshine, their faces radiant,

their eyes metaphors of emptiness and
fullness perfectly contained, their
naiveté keeps us entertained,

they don't think about anything too
long, peanut butter keeps them
energized, they have happy feet, elastic
faces,

like acrobats they ride bareback on
wild stallions with wings, they train
smarter, not harder, slow and steady
gets them there,

they balance fun with rest, and they lie
on their backs and take pleasure in
moments of nothingness.

Joyce White's tone is honest, friendly, never preachy. Many of the poems in this collection are written in the first person, but White's voice is present, even when she does not specifically include herself. Readers will feel as though she is confiding in them. White chooses her words carefully, having fun with their sounds and meanings. She also employs metaphors, never saying more than necessary to make her point or to create an image. It is easy to read White's poems and easy to find meaning within them. When readers go back to reread a few favorites, they will find that the poems are even better the second and third time.

Quill says: Playful poems that will leave readers hopeful even when their subjects are sad or difficult. Review by FeatheredQuill.com


Jul. 4, 2010 By Molly Martin
Joyce White's Sculpting the Heart's Poetry While Conversing With the Masters offers first some thoughts regarding Feminist Mythology.

Setting the tone is the first poem entitled Women in which all nuances of women are introduced from the kisses and tears, to rivalry, Caffeine, Nicotine and Prozac to an understanding that women have too many dimensions to simply set down on paper.

Poet White explains in Bird of God how she goes about constructing her rhythmical pieces.

Interspersed among the poetic odes in the work Sculpting the Heart's Poetry is found artwork including pen and ink drawings, photography and artwork created by the Masters. I found one photograph in particular to be... More >be particularly compelling, entitled A Family's Hands we see a grouping of hands including one of a baby and continuing on to the veined and conceivably arthritic hand of perhaps the oldest member of the family.

What daughter, I ponder might not find something with which to agree or to enjoy while reading the words of the four stanzas entitled Turning Into Mom.

Birthdays, Happy Children, and Becoming a Poem are some of the gentle, well crafted odes comprising Chapter 1 Feminist Mythology.

In the second Chapter of the book is found a collection of writer White's conversations with the Masters. From Zeus, Hermes, Dionysus and the First New Year Baby to Saint Raphael, and Madonna and Jesus and angels; poet White talks of love and flowers, and feeling loved, the thousand artists eyes. She tells of Artists who write and paint and create.

White tells of Raphael who comes to heal, and of angels who bless with celestial knowledge and of Jesus and the melodic music of Mozart and how angels fly and, Hermes. Hermes, the keeper of the in between, is chosen to report, record, and transport the dead.

Picasso is discussed in Chapter 3. That Poet White harbors a good bit of interest, caring and perhaps love for this artiste is very evident as the reader undertakes the works included in this series.

Picasso was born in Spain, moved to France and enjoyed a reputation as a renowned theater designer, draftsman, and sculptor, and, he was likely the greatest printmaker of his era and beyond.

White tells how Picasso's paintings fill her head, she relates that the artist's favorite model was Olga, and tells us something of that woman from her 22 inch waist to her dancing to unheard melodies, and while she looks a little odd in her cubic form, HE, no doubt, thought her perfectly constructed.

And one of my favorite paint artists, Van Gogh, is addressed in Chapter 4 which is introduced with a Chagall collage presented in muted magenta and lavender and is created by versifier White herself.

'There is beauty and bravery and achievement in Van Gogh's Starry Night.' I must agree.

Aphrodite and Venus and Marilyn Monroe, and Botticelli all become part of what we females are, we are women.

Chapter 5 leads the reader to Drama, Drama, Drama and tears like polliwogs, I think that is one of my favorite lines in the this section, and maybe even the work as a whole. Tears like polliwogs, what visual portrayals fill the senses. That, and poet White's assertion that if it looks and sounds like a poem, it is cause a smile. There is hope for all of us then, isn't there?

Money, Grammar and Endless love and barking Yorkies and graying hair and lips that taste of chocolate, White weaves visions with words.

Only a bard would recognize so easily that moths live, work and die much as do humans. She watches a spider spinning a web, and plays what if with white on white.

White pigeons hide from white cats and white birds search for white worms, and, she asks the question could we learn if white chalk wrote on a white chalkboard. We CAN live without a good many things we think we just have to have, but, can we actually live without red, orange, yellow, green, blue, black and brown?

I have cats, I particularly enjoyed the Ballet of Cats, 'by day they sit and stare in unison. They achieve lift off, twitch tails, and maybe even hiss ad stew. They are, cats by day and tigers by night.'

And Chapter 6 is filled with The Circle of Life. Works include evocative narrative of An Alcoholic, the delicate lilt Blossoms Praying, and mischevious First Dirty Word summing up a youngster's growing up, a Cowboy's Moonlight Ride, Hermit Poets and Ribbons, Bows and Lace present a slice of life across generations, times, places and gender.

Who should live and Who should die is a thought provoking discussion especially for those of us who have had, or may have soldier fathers, brothers, husbands, or today moms and sisters.

Growing Love, and The glass Dancer complete the work.

Rhymster White has crafted an eclectic, balanced work trailing across a myriad of themes. The work is wordsmith in content, wordsmith in beauty. That White has come through sorrow, enjoyed beauty and finds worthwhile in much is evidenced in her odes, stanzas and poems.

Lyricist Joyce White has strengthened herself using spiritual standards directing the core values set down in use of art therapy for sculpting the heart and thus the emotional wellbeing of the self. White employs these values creatively as a way to promote healing and growth and self awareness.

Renewal of verve, optimism, self discovery, moving on following tragedy or even a happy life changing event are all recurrent themes running through her work. White's Sculpting the Heart's Poetry thrusts wellness and good heartedness to the forefront. Sharing pain, hurt and happiness is therapeutic, liberating and cathartic White fosters integrity and wellbeing through the curative acts of creativity.

God focused dreams, work and doing embracing a belief of duality, harmonizing radiance and dark through verse and conversing with our spiritual leader fills our essence with the healing, joy and motivation to move forward with renewed vigor and self awareness in the face of the upsets we all face in life.

Filled with a poignant, ethereal quality the written works offered by White are counter balanced nicely with various depictions of art work including sculpture, pictures of various medium and photographs, all in all she has taken an eclectic set of materials and woven them into an affirmation of women in whole and the individual woman who may be reading.

Happy to recommend Joyce White's Sculpting the Heart's Poetry while conversing with the Masters.

For review I received an ARC from the author.

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Reviewed by Molly's Reviews
molly martin
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TITLE Sculpting the Heart's Poetry while conversing with the Masters.
AUTHOR Joyce White

PAPER BACK 111 pages
ISBN 978-0-557-22371-8
PUBLISHER LULU 3131 RDU Center Dr STE 210, Morrisville, NC, 27560 < Less

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