Books :: Author

 

Dirty dishes, piles of laundry, a dog whining for a walk - everyday annoyances or portals to joy and self-discovery? When life takes an unexpected turn and sends your personal life reeling, is it time to run away or sit still? Part photo diary, part art journal, part essay collection, Ordinary Sparkling Moments: The Art of Finding Yourself explores these questions and more, celebrating the deeper truths that await our discovery in some of life’s most mundane moments. In these pages, author and artist Christine Mason Miller chronicles the sometimes messy, bumpy journey of finding herself in the simple routines of her everyday life. (First Edition, Self-Published, 2008 / Second Edition, North Light Books, 2015)

Originally self-published in 2008, a second, revised edition is now available for pre-order on Amazon from North Light Books.

In Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World, readers are introduced to twenty extraordinary women – writers, artists and entrepreneurs – all of whom share a unique example of how they create a meaningful life and, in turn, make a positive impact on the world. Their stories explore the roots of their desire to inspire and how they manage to pursue their passions in the midst of life's many twists and turns. Alongside quotes, stories, and anecdotes, readers are given substantive, encouraging exercises aimed at supporting their own journey toward a meaningful, mindful life. Praise for Desire to Inspire. (Published by North Light Books, 2011)

Everything starts as a dream. The goal could be a new home, a wonderful relationship, an exotic vacation, or fulfilling work, but in every case the dream comes first. In Christine’s first book, Plant Your Dreams and the Miracles Will Grow, inspirational words are paired with whimsical illustrations to create a unique gift book about making dreams come true.  From the book: “Only when we dare to spread our wings…do we begin to truly live.” (Published by Andrews McMeel Universal, 2003)

Books :: Contributor

Christine's most recent book contributions include the foreword for Prayers of Honoring by Pixie Lighthorse and the foreword for the second edition of Tranquilologie: A DIY Guide to Everyday Tranquility by Kimberly Wilson. Her work can also be found in Adventures in Mixed Media Art: Inspiration, Techniques and Projects for Painting, Collage and More(North Light Books, 2014)

She: A Celebration of Greatness in Every Woman is a book of qualities illustrating the greatness of women. Author/artists Mary Anne Radmacher and Liz Kalloch have gathered these fierce and feisty females along with their best advice for our life's journey on the topics of leadership, friendship, purpose, adventurousness, cooperation, collaboration, risk-taking, resourcefulness, happiness, compassion, and much more, including what it is to inspire. (Published by Viva Editions, 2014)

With Art Saves: Stories, Inspiration and Prompts Sharing the Power of Art by Jenny Doh, you’ll see how, through our various artistic releases, you can connect with a deeper part of yourself, escape from the challenges and pressures of life and connect with those in need. Inside Art Saves, Christine is one of twenty featured artists who have used their talent and passion to elevate and infuse their lives with beauty and meaning. In addition to reading the various artists’ stories and discovering the beautiful photos in this book, you will also be walked step-by-step through a project from each artist and also find tips on how they can use art in their own lives. (Published by North Light Books, 2011)

So many of us struggle with finding our own voice and with knowing which skills and artistic direction to focus on in order to create a look that doesn’t mirror everyone else’s, but a look that we can feel good about as being uniquely our own. In The Artist Unique: Discovering Your Creative Signature Through Inspiration and Techniques by Carmen Torbus, Christine contributes, along with fourteen other artists, art-making techniques and stories of how they created a look that is uniquely theirs. (Published by North Light Books, 2011)

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