National Aboriginal Day Summer Solstice 2015

Raven Crow at NA-ME-RES, Fort York Toronto, ON
Photo by Sue Demeter-St. Clair

My Mind’s Eye Article

by Sue Demeter-St.Clair


It was such an honour to be part of this special day….but you may be wondering why I mention colouring books. Well I had the opportunity to speak with Raven Crow for a bit before the general public arrived for the Pow Wow. Both of us have rediscovered the joy and therapeutic value of colouring and colouring books during recovery from very serious illnesses. In Raven’s case it was after a series of strokes she had that she first began to draw, and she has developed a series of colouring books entitled The Gifts That Come From My “Strokes” She is a courageous and inspiring person and I was so happy to have met her and discovered her art. Please have a look at her wesite here. I purchased the third in her series and each drawing has its own story waiting for each of us to add to…..I think that is what I really love about them, that they have the power to heal through creative expression.

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