‘Collaborating with your emotions’ sounds much better than tussling with them. I hope this ‘Feel Something, Make Something’ book review leads you to the same conclusion, rushing to put pen to paper when feelings threaten to overwhelm.
I love Caitlin Metz’s approach: curious and allowing.
With examples and exercises, suggestions and reminders, we are led to map and chart what’s going on in the body.
Sharing the experiences of friends, inspiring quotes and practical projects, Metz shows what’s possible, what’s worked for them.
The best two sentences in the whole book (IMHO):
‘Zines are a perfect medium to validate our feels because we usually recognize books (and things that resemble them) as real and true. We can legitimize our tenderest ideas, worries, fears and longings by simply giving them a place to live on a page.’
Remember: ‘The process is the work.’
Feel Something, Make Something by Caitlin Metz, is published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group – part of Penguin Random House.
Get your copy of Feel Something, Make Something from Golden Hare Books using code bookbinderbookreview30 for 10% off. Valid until 17th November 2023.