“During my recovery from a life-changing illness, I began doing artwork to lift my spirits. These whimsical creations came about after I decoupaged garden magazine pictures onto a small four-legged wooden stool and, on a whim, put a pair of baby shoes on it. I laughed out loud . . . the best therapy of all!” —VG
Valerie Gibbons, M.S.Ed., is an educator and self-taught collage artist. In 2017, she founded FootsieStools™ Ltd., a charitable nonprofit organization. She talks about how she turned a life-changing illness into an opportunity to help herself and others through the healing power of art and humor. Speaker programs are tailored to the audience with topics on the benefits of art and humor for well-being.