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Drawing Out Your Soul

The Touch Drawing Book
Paperback Book
Center for Touch Drawing
September, 1996
$10.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This beautiful guide to “allowing your soul to pour through your fingertips,” from the creator of SoulCards, introduces us to the artistic mystery and majesty of touch drawing.

Touch drawing is a simple yet profound process where fingers take the place of pen or brush. Paper is placed over a freshly inked surface and, wherever it is touched, an imprint is made on the back side. Many drawings can be created in one session, each a stepping stone to the next, guiding one deeper and deeper into the self. Even those who believe they cannot draw find Touch Drawing to be a powerful and fulfilling experience.

This aptly illustrated guide covers materials, processes, and the background story of touch drawing, has “a call to practitioners,” and in all the ways that a book can, it invites, teaches, evokes, transmits, and inspires.

“The word “touch” is so apt here: Touching the visionary pulse of our lives, touching the many levels, the many dimensions of our being. A touch that awakens—a touch that opens doors. Yes!” —Jack Weller, Director, Expressive Therapy Program, California Institute of Integral Studies

“I loved how easy it was to let go of the art critic and to concentrate on the message the hands, paint, and paper had to teach me.” —Touch Drawing workshop participant

“A great way to take the inner child out for a romp!” —workshop participant

There are also video and audio tapes available on the Touch Drawing process.




Publisher’s Description: 

This beautiful book provides all the technical and creative information you need to explore the many facets of Touch Drawing. Images by Deborah and her students illustrate the playfulness, power and spirit that can be expressed. "This beautiful guide to ’allowing your soul to pour through your fingertips’ introduces us to the artistic mystery and majesty of Touch Drawing. This aptly illustrated guide...invites, teaches, evokes, transmits, and inspires."-Branches of Light;Banyen Books and Sound.

"Deborah Koff-Chapin is an angel of inspiration. Her simple and powerful Touch Drawing technique sparks imagination and great creativity. Her book, Drawing Out Your Soul is essential reading for therapists, teachers and all people who want to explore the synthesis of the psyche, art and intuition."-Sandra Shaw Friedman, President Emerita, Association for Humanistic Psychology.

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