The Art of Healing (September 21, 2018) is a portrait video that highlights key moments of my journey as a determined artist living with a chronic illness and finding strength and purpose creating arts and music to heal myself and inspire others. Part one paints a picture of my life as me, Lisa Sniderman, and as my artist persona Aoede, the Muse of Song in Greek mythology, battling a rare progressive muscle weakness disease-dermatomyositis. Part two shows how as Aoede, I started creating full-length fantasy musicals melding mythology, magic and music, to counter the darkness I was experiencing and living with daily. I discovered music and art are my lifelines, and I cannot stop creating! Creating, recording and sharing my fantasy musicals helped me express and to heal myself and others.
This is the book trailer for my first book: "A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude" (Sep 2018 Crimson Cloak Publishing), chronicling 10 years battling and making peace with chronic illness (dermatomyositis) while creating to heal. My memoir offers confessions and life lessons, hope, strength, compassion, support and inspiration-a light in the darkness-especially to those who are struggling with chronic illness, disability or unexpected life events. Photo Credit: Steven Gregory Photography. Thanks to Crimson Cloak Publishing. Song: Aoede-Perfect Day from Skeletons of the Muse 2012 available on iTunes with proceeds to Cure JM Foundation.
Interview with award-winning artist, playwright, author Lisa Sniderman also known as Aoede on the onset of her chronic illness; inspiration, for and description of lights in the darkness community and collaboration; creative roles; Sniderman's new memoir: "A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude," and planned December online video showcase and live/streaming performance with more than 50 artists also creating to heal.