Questions? Contact

« Everyday Creativity • by Ruth Bleakley | Main | When I Found Art, I Found Me • by Seth Apter »


When Words Fail, Art Saves • by Tammy Tutterow

Tammy TutterowWhen heartbreak shakes me, when unspeakable joy radiates through me, I often find that words fail to truly illustrate what is stirring in my soul. When I need to express the feelings that words can’t speak, I reach for my art supplies, and through color and texture, images and dirty fingers, I manage to give life to those feelings that I can’t share otherwise.

I have found that no matter what my emotion, what issues or joys I am dealing with in life at the time, turning to creativity gives my mind and spirit freedom. When I can’t or won’t find the words, art gives me the freedom to spill my emotions onto paper. Art has given me a shoulder to cry on and a high five in joy. Art allows me to tell my story when I can’t find the words or say it aloud. Art saves.

To learn more about Tammy Tutterow,

Tammy Tutterow

Tammy Tutterow


I love your page, but even more I love your story. I have had a challenging year and in the midst of it discovered art journaling. It certainly has saved me. So often I start in a dark place; but, as I add paint, ink, and paper to the page, I find that there is also light - just as you did with your bluebird and the blue sky. Thanks for sharing your art and your heart.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.


Contact Policies Search


Advertise with Us!
Self-Serve. Easy Peasy.

Crochet Hemp  

Some links on this blog are affiliate links for which CRESCENDOh receives a small percentage of any sales generated by the link.
Related Posts with Thumbnails