In my book Inner Excavation: Explore Your Self Through Photography, Poetry, and Mixed Media, I gathered up many of my favorite ways to unearth pieces of our stories using the mediums of poetry, photography, and mixed media.
This book is really about using self-portraits to tell our stories.
Through the prompts and examples in this book, you will be inspired to take photos of the everyday beauty around you (and even turn the camera on yourself), find the poet inside you, play with the art supplies you probably already have in your home, and take time to seek stillness in your daily life.
Most importantly, you will explore new ways to tell your story.
This summer I'm bringing back the Inner Excavate-along. It's the read-along meets create-along six week journey into Inner Excavation. This time we're going to have a private Facebook group to share our stories and peeks into what we find in our dig sites.
It's my way of helping you take my book off of your shelf and actually work through it so you can get all the juicy goodness and learning you can out of it. Yes!
We start July 6!! And for a limited time, Inner Excavation is just $16 plus shipping (list price $24.99). You can find it right here in my shop. When you purchase the book, I'll send you an email with information on how to sign up for the read-along!
Inner Excavation is also available at Amazon and other bookstores.
A bit about what you will find in this book (from the back cover of Inner Excavation):
"There are clues all around you - sounds, textures, memories, passions - just waiting for you to shine a light on them, and unearth the most intimate form of expression - the self-portrait. Inside Inner Excavation, author Liz Lamoreux will be your guide, along with eleven inspiring artists, as you discover more about who you are, how you got here and where you wish to go. Prompts and exercises will show you how to express who you are through the photos you take, the words you write and the art you create.
Find encouragement and fresh ideas in these pages as you:
Uncover prompts to use your senses for exploring and capturing where you are in any particular moment.
Tap into the poet's voice that's whispering inside you, even if you've never written poetry before.
Are given permission to spend time "Delving into the Quiet," being still and listening to the mindful voice inside you through meditation to create a balance in your daily moments.
Bring words and art together in self-portrait expression that is as layered as you are."