Art of Healing: Makers Gallery
OMAM's Art of Healing program is designed to give those who may be struggling with difficult health issues, a time and space to focus on the present moment, set an achievable intention, and accomplish it.
Expressive activities like this promote confidence, and inspire hope by stepping away from everyday life for a moment to imagine what is possible. Look at the galleries below to see a few of the projects completed by Art of Healing participants!
a vessel to hold your beliefs, hopes, desires & dreams
a beautiful hanging decoration to brighten your home
celebrate the changing season
get inspired by autumnal colors
fold and paste paper into pocket-sized piece of art
using tiny gifts from the sea
transform a seashell into a dish
a place to store mementos
"This project reminded me how beautiful and fulfilling my life journey can be with the right perspective. Life is never done, so take it as it comes. As you weave your life give yourself space in every step to grow, learn and enjoy every part of the journey exactly where you are each day. You may have an idea of what you want your life to look like, but it always has an expected twist or change that creates something different -and always for the better if you leave space, open your mind and embrace your flow with life where ever it may be at the time." — Art of Healing participant, 5/31/21
"I don't think I can choose just one favorite part of this project. Because, with each of the creative steps(cutting, making holes, painting, inking, choosing fibers and weaving) each one gave its own pleasure and enjoyment. I found my "circle" very quickly evolved, into something quite organic: isn't life that way? And as new colors, new textures and directions came in, each wove easily into and onto the previous ones. Adding a piece of driftwood was not planned. But then, how much of life really is?" — Angie Raab, 6/06/21
the cactus symbolizes survival, as it thrives in harsh conditions
distill thoughts into a one word mantra