Building A New Planet

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 in Workshops, ZFusion

Building A New Planet

Some years ago, I met Elaine Bylos for a coffee at Starbucks. The coffee led to a led to a wonderful discussion about my vision for ZFusion. A vision of empowering youth and women to find their voices through Art Therapy. Here’s what Elaine had to say in her original post about our encounter:

“Through the means of focused and intentional discovery, Art Therapy engages creative expression as a means of accessing suppressed or emotionally painful memories which are often too painful to verbalize. At the six-week workshop with a number of beautiful women, disempowered by their unspoken truth, Azizi was able to coax hope and joy out of each one, bringing a sense of achievement coupled with self worth.”

“The process is deeply personal and the healing benefits limited only by one’s own willingness to explore, examine and express. I believe with all my heart that art softens the harshness of truth enough to propel one onto an incredible journey of discovery, where anything is possible. Build a new planet – doodle, draw, paint, create. Unleash your inner child!”

I love the sentiment of that last line – to build a new planet of doodlers, drawers, painters and creators!