Here are my recently published books with short descriptions. I'd appreciate your feedback. I sometimes offer a free promotional give-away. Let me know if you want to know when.
TELLING YOUR STORY WITH THE FIVE MINUTE MUSE--Your Life in Short Stories, Poems or a Novel, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FCYIW18 I started telling my story in order to connect the many chapters of my life and feel the continuity of experiences in childhood, college, grad schools, journeys in India & Nepal, and life in a mystic, contemplative Order. My lives of body, mind, and spirit seemed to be in different, chapters with different versions of me in each one. Who was I? What was the meaning of my life? I remembered wise sayings: drink the water of thine own well; know thyself; an unexamined life is not worth living…
Reconnecting with tastes, sounds, feelings, images, and wisdoms of of my life, transforms my awareness of all who I am and brings new resources into my present. Remembering: I came back from dying in New Delhi, alone, with no money or ticket home, in a hospital with no windows and a vulture on the door top..! If I could survive that, how could anything stop me!
I invite you to reawaken the experiences of the chapters of your life and all of whom you are. I hope you’ll share your unique wisdom with your children and others!
MANDALA--An Interactive Book for Children and their Parents, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E01OAHE Mandala Magic is an interactive book, for children from 7-14 years old and their parents, about a universal art form based on a circle. It might be a visual treat for even younger, curious, creative children, inspiring new ways of looking at other cultures, nature and art.
Thirty-two images include mandalas from different cultures including Tibetan and Native American mandalas. Tibetans may spend weeks creating sand mandalas while focusing on a prayer. When it is finished, they destroy it to release its blessing. Native Americans create medicine wheels representing harmony and peace among all living beings on Earth. From something as small as a raindrop, as simple as a bird’s nest, to the greatest cycles of the seasons or the cycle of life, all are circles. All are mandalas.
Many nature mandalas including vegetables, fruit, flowers, spider webs, sea creatures and shells are included in the book. Pictures of food mandalas show artful salads with edible flowers and delicious dessert mandalas. Many examples of the author’s original art inspire new ways of looking at nature to see the essential energy of butterflies, turtles, birds, frost, fire, and zebras. The author shows samples of personal mandalas from the handwriting and colors of different people showing their energy and personalities.
The last section of the book offers a variety of ideas for children to do: finding mandalas to color, using mandalas for self discovery and meditation, and making mandalas from a variety of different materials: pictures, words, flowers, stamps, stones, chalk, magazines, bottle caps, food lids, shells, string, fabric, ribbons, buttons, scraps of colorful paper, scarves, stickers, and sometimes a little glitter to add a finishing touch.
The author, Sara Deutsch is an Arts in Education teacher, multimedia artist, and Creative Arts Therapist who helps children expand their creativity and discover and develop their unique talents.
CREATIVE MEDITATIONS WITH YOUR FIVE MINUTE MUSE--Exploring Ink Blots, Energy Prints, Collage and Digital Painting, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EXR5WMC
A BLIND DATE WITH YOUR INFINITE CREATIVE MIND!! Your brain can make more connections than all of the atoms in the universe! It’s wired for infinite creativity! But the stress of speedy living, information overload and the thousands of thoughts crowding your mind each day make you forget the three-pound universe within.
Five minute creative meditations are an instantaneous, effective and enjoyable way to gain the benefits of meditation and experience the stillness, timelessness and unlimited creative freedom you may have known in childhood. Each five minute muse creates a gentle pressure that keeps you going without stopping, no matter what. You can use your intuitive creations for guidance, goal clarification, intuitive problem solving, emotional release, visual journaling and other creative projects.
Energy prints take less than a minute to make your inner life visible. Inkblots reawaken visual intuition so you can see meaning and guidance in patterns of clouds, cracks in walls or tea leaves. Collage opens multidimensional imagination. If you can cut and paste, you can create magical fire flowers, winged wolves and mountains with eyes! Collage mandalas become your personal tarot. The computer is an extraordinary tool for self-exploration, insight, and sacred geometry. It can take you into the heart of nature! Sara shares her digital visions and offers simple ways anyone with basic. even free digital software, can begin painting with pixels--painting with light!
Sara Deutsch is a muse, visionary artist and teacher who focuses on creativity as an awakening and healing force. Her journey led her into many worlds. She trekked alone in the Himalayas and lived in virgin jungles of Hawaiian Islands, eating only fruit and wild vegetables. Sara draws from Psychobiology and East/West Psychology, life in a contemplative order and 27 years of teaching and multimedia explorations.
FIVE MINUTE MAGIC FOR CREATIVE WRITERS--Send Your Critic on Vacation! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EH2J36O If you are, or wish to be a creative writer, you’ve probably heard your Critic, that stifling inner voice, tell you as you write: “that’s stupid,” “what’s the point?,” “why bother?” “you can’t do that!” “what would people think!” “too weird!,” “you can’t write!” But when you use FIVE MINUTE MAGIC, an instantaneous whole-brain strategy that sends your linear, goal-directed Critic on vacation, creative associations, memories and ideas flow easily and abundantly. With daily practice, as you activate your brain, you will write poems, songs, stories, journal entries, fantasies, even chapters of your book, in five minutes! Creativity Consultant and Artist, Sara Deutsch, shares the FIVE MINUTE MAGIC that for 27 years freed her students and clients from domination by the Critic and inspired them to go on five minute blind dates with their Infinite unknown self! Chapters of this illustrated book include: Your Critic and the Apple of Judgment, The Child and the Critic—A timing Metaphor, FIVE MINUTE MAGIC, Immediate Dramatic Results, Zen Randomness, Freeflow Fantasies, The Angel of Loving Detachment, Because I want to write!, Critical Things to Remember. FRACTALS—Seeing Nature's Hidden Dimension, http://www.amazon.com/dp/BOOE7W2BXQ
FRACTALS--Seeing Nature's Hidden Dimension is about opening our eyes to see the strange, beautiful forms of fractals everywhere. The whole universe is fractal, and seeing fractals can change the way you look at your world! In this richly illustrated book with 40 images, you will see fractals in trees, leaves, landscapes, water, rivers, clouds, flowers, snow, lightning, vegetables, biological networks, birds and sea creatures, as well as the author's inspired, fractal paintings.
Old Euclidean math deals with simple smooth shapes like points, lines, circles, cubes and squares, It’s useful for describing things that people make--buildings, bridges, industrial goods--but can’t explain the rough, irregular shapes found in nature. “Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles," said Mandlebrot, who coined the word, "fractal." This new geometry allows us to describe the unpredictable: the timing and sizes of earthquakes, fluctuations in financial markets and the variation in a person's heartbeat.
Fractals are not only mysterious and beautiful; they are useful, inspiring scientists in medicine, genetics, engineering, astronomy and ecology. Fractals can diagnosis diseases, create new products, like cell phone antennae. They create realistic alien environments in science fiction movies. like Star Trek and Star Wars, special effects and games, and dazzling art and music.
Most importantly, fractals change the way we see the world. Recognizing the chaotic, fractal nature of our world gives us new insight, and wisdom. It can teach us to trust our intuition, and gut instincts. Fractal geometry inspires us to study nature and find order in what seems random. FRACTAL THINGS TO DO, the final chapter of the book shows how children, as well as adults, can create their own fractals, and offers suggestions for learning more about nature’s hidden dimension and the thumbprints of creation.