Roxsane K. Tiernan’s Newly Released “Art and Soul: To Arouse, to Excite, to Inspire” Is a Stunning Art Book Featuring Japanese-style Collages Accompanied by Poetry

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“Art and Soul: to arouse, to excite, to inspire” from Christian Faith Publishing author Roxsane K. Tiernan is a marvelous compilation for art and culture lovers in which the author features exquisite illustrations done in the chigiri-e art form, using torn paper to create collages possessing the startling textured effect of watercolor, each art work paired with a poem that explores a concept or sentiment that complements the collages.

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“Art and Soul: to arouse, to excite, to inspire”: a stirring collage and poetry book. “Art and Soul: to arouse, to excite, to inspire” is the creation of published author Roxsane K. Tiernan, a widely-traveled international educator, award-winning artist, and happily married mother and grandmother raised in the Greater Vancouver area.

Tiernan shares her poem “Lesson in Love”:
“Learn well this lesson in love
Love is a two-sided affair
Viable only when shared
Sharing the joys and sharing the sorrows
Increasing one’s awareness of the effect the world has on others.

Learn well this lesson in love
Learn to talk, talk, talk and listen, listen, listen
Hear the hurt, the impatience and the joy
Understand the gentleness, the compassion, the striving.

Learn well this lesson in love
Learn to encourage—reaching out
Exploring all possible areas of growth
For when something stops growing
It begins to die.

Learn well this lesson in love
Live life to its fullest
Bring home the joy of new found friends
Of accomplishments, of creation.
Learn to stretch, to reach, to be free”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Roxsane K. Tiernan’s new book is a beautiful, compassionate masterwork that blends the visual and literary to touch both the eye and the soul.

Tiernan imbues her art with a spirit of positivity, which shines through her work like the light of a smile and the warmth of a hug, celebrating life, nature, and people.

"'Art and Soul’ by Canadian artist and writer, Roxsane Tiernan, is a reader's journey of exploration. Roxsane takes us out of Canada to other parts of the world and brings us back again...with beautiful photographs, expanded insights and a reminder of the true Canadian spirit--one of adventure, self-reflection and a consolidation of experiences gained only by travelling beyond one's own borders. Every picture is here, but not here...every poem is our past, present and future. Her book will remind you of your roots and renew your appreciation of life in Canada.”
Sharon Yeadon, New West Retired Teachers' Association

“Roxsane Tiernan's, ART AND SOUL, book of poetry and art work is a book to have close at hand to read when you need a word of comfort, a time to reminisce, or words to inspire. Roxsane's poetry matches so well to her art work. Her artwork uses such vibrant colours that gives one a feeling of peace. Each time one picks up the book and flips through the pages, a poem appears that seems to be just right for the day. Definitely a book to have on the coffee table or night stand. “

Orrie Babiuk, New Westminster Retired Teachers' Association

View a synopsis of “Art and Soul: to arouse, to excite, to inspire” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Art and Soul: to arouse, to excite, to inspire” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Art and Soul: to arouse, to excite, to inspire”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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