I’m Sarah Stoune and I am an artist, designer, psychotherapist, and a spiritual seeker. I enjoy the many ways in which these areas of my life enrich and inform one another. In my art, I explore ways to express emotional and spiritual energies, especially in my drawing and jewelry design.
As with most children, my first artistic explorations were with crayons–meticulous circles all over the page at 18 months old. Over the years, I also played with charcoal, colored pencils, computers, and beads and learned the ways in which color, line and form combine to give visual expression to universal energies.
In high school, I added words to this mix and became fascinated with the alchemy of interaction between artwork, design and text. In college, I wrote my own degree plan combining Fine Art, Design Communication, Journalism, and Technical Writing into a custom bachelor’s program that brought the importance of graceful integration of words and design into sharp focus.
I worked as a graphic artist for 18 years. I enjoyed creating everything from logos, identity systems, and business materials to magazine and book designs, illustrations, and web sites. Recently I moved away from commerical art to focus my creative energy on what I think of as “free” art–artwork created for my own enjoyment rather than for a commercial client.
Along my spiritual path I received the Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki Master Teacher attunement from Diane Ruth Shewmaker in the spring of 1999. I have enjoyed sharing this energy and knowledge with others in classes and healing sessions.
In my day job, I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor. When possible, I like to incorporate art into my therapeutic work with adults of all ages in my private practice, Partners For Change Counseling.