Book Launch & Drawing Session: Draw Yourself Calm by Amy Maricle

Celebrate the launch of Draw Yourself Calm with a reading and slow drawing session led by author and art therapist Amy Maricle!

About the Book

With the constant onslaught of information and stimulation, we need ways to slow down. Drawing simple, repetitive shapes slows our thoughts and our breathing, and makes us fully present in the moment. Slow drawing is not about perfectionism, or making museum worthy art – it’s an active and creative meditation: just you, a pen, the rhythm of your hand moving across the page, and the lines that appear. Draw Yourself Calm offers a space to nurture yourself creatively and spiritually, by giving you the tools and inspiration to develop a slow drawing practice.

All you need is a pen and paper, so getting started is easy. Featuring 25 beautiful, nature-inspired patterns on small pieces of paper, slow drawing is inviting and accessible. Art therapist Amy Maricle offers a playful, no right-or-wrong approach that empowers readers to slow down in a way that is creative but not pressure-filled.

About the Author

Amy Maricle, LMHC, ATR is an artist and art therapist who teaches people the art of slowing down to create mindful, meaningful art. She blogs and teaches classes online at, and her writing and art have been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, on Psych Central, and in other publications. Amy lives in Mansfield, Massachusetts with her husband, son, and two mischievous dogs.

I welcome people of ALL races, backgrounds, religions, and sexual and gender orientations. Given our current context, I want to especially warmly welcome my Black, Brown, and Native friends (BIPOC) as well as Muslim, Jewish and LBTBQ+ friends. I am actively working on my own bias and welcome folks to this community who are doing the same. Let’s connect through the beauty of mindful art making.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
Draw Yourself Calm: Draw Slow, Stress Less By Amy Maricle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593541012
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: North Light Books - September 6th, 2022

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