What People Are Saying About "Healing Beauty"
"Linda and Jacqueline, what a unique mom & daughter you are and what a unique convergence of two varied artful media--Linda's written personal reflections about beauty in her life and Jacqueline's paintings so vividly portraying beauty from her rich inner life. ã€€
I gaze at Jacqueline's paintings and muse on Linda's comments, and from deep inside comes..."WOW"! One of my deepest "wows" goes to Linda's comment on p.22: "There is so much pain, suffering, and violence in the world. For me, beauty is as a balm softening jagged edges of these times of sadness and suffering--providing some balance of healing." Yes! The "Healing Beauty" we all need, which you two are providing to your readers. And even a novice eye like mine can tear up at the balance, symmetry, vividness--and a Mystery I can't find word to describe, probably really known only to painter-artist-cancer-survivor Jacqueline--in her paintings, voicing "LIFE" and "BEAUTY" and "ETERNAL HOPE" to our longing hearts. Thank you, Linda and Jacqueline!"
Retired Professor of Religion, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
Former Pastor of the Doyle family, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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"Jacqueline Allisonâ€™s vibrant collages sing beside Linda Doyleâ€™s written reflections on the beauty. The words and art in this book invite readers to open their hearts to the beauty all around usâ€”from the oceanâ€™s majestic beauty to the fragile beauty of a crocheted cap to playful, loving, and simple ways we care for each other. A lovely, gentle book."
Attorney at Law, Editor and Writer
Former editor of the Mindfulness Bell
Resident Dharma teacher, Charlotte, NC Community of Mindfulness