Corrine Lund, author of God Blessed em for the Journey, is a wife and a mother and newly retired after being an art educator for over twenty-five years. Corrine is also a cancer survivor who used her creativity for support throughout this challenging experience as well as to have a little fun on the journey. I've had an opportunity to go beyond simply learning skills and techniques. I have been able to explore and experience the healing power of being involved in this creative adventure. Life is a process... often a process with many surprises. I've learned that exploring my creative interests has made my life more meaningful and even healthier. It has also helped give me insight into who it is that God created me to be on this amazing journey. In the process of creating one of her many journals, Corrine added her handprint to each journal page. She squeezed ample amounts of acrylic paint onto a large paper plate, choosing colors that seemed appropriate to that day's entry... some days called for bright, cheery colors while other days were dark and moody. Occasionally, there was even a need for a touch of glittery gold paint! Corrine wiggled her open palm around in the wet paint, mixing the colors and then stamped a full handprint on the page, finally writing around the handprint. Somehow, becoming physically involved with the paint was almost as therapeutic as the actual writing. Feeling the thick paint on my hand seemed to relieve the stress of the moment and sometimes added to the playfulness of the process, Corrine described.