Thursday, April 22, 2010

handeye

keith recker at handeye asked me to write a bit about my work, including my relationship with jungian therapist wendy golden-levitt. you can see the article over at handeye. you can also subscribe to the online and the real-paper-in-your-hands journal there. working with keith was easy, he asks lots of questions and of course answering each one becomes a story. i seem to be long in telling as well as long in tooth. you will of course see the amazing work of my friend aimee lee, who is also featured this week.
milkweed fiber
for all of the kind words and messages, thank you. sometimes what you make becomes bigger and more important than anything you can imagine. what could be more important than helping a child to heal? in a way, that's why i teach special education. (i also need a day job...) amazing that my work in wendy's practice becomes a conduit for healing. 

13 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

What a beautiful story of the little boy and your "Velma book". I wonder if the handmade quality is part of the invitation he felt to connect with and use your book. Something machine made, smooth and "perfect" might not have the same empathy for his raw grief. Bless him, you and Wendy for this work.

aimee said...

dance dance dance!! i love you!!

Velma said...

we're dancing, all right!!! much love!

SOEWNEARTH said...

Makes me all the more determined to do the Art Therapy Course next year.

jude said...

do i need to say anything?

Velma said...

smile.

r said...

stunning story ...congratulations
your heart would be full!

Deb G said...

Saw the article...loved it.

Judy Martin said...

i am in awe of your quiet wisdom, love for beauty. Everything is everything.

A mermaid in the attic said...

Just received the latest Hand/Eye issue and read your marvelous story. What amazing work, and what an incredible and affirming reaction to it!

Velma said...

thanks evertone.

iNdi@ said...

deep stuff.

Hannah said...

Hannah is proud of her mum (and Amy too!)!
:)