Date of Award


Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Creativity and Change Leadership, Graduate Certificate Program


Center for Studies in Creativity


Susan Keller-Mathers


My Daily Grounds: A Journal of Creative Alchemy is a project intended to renew artistic confidence and prepare a mindset for a writing retreat in Ireland in June 2024 by revisiting childhood memories and exploring the impact of early domestic abuse through a visual journaling process. This endeavor aims to stir up the creative voice and find authenticity in creation by gathering and clarifying personal data visually, following the Creative (CPS) approach to unlock new insights and ideas for writing. The resulting essays will illuminate the unseen effects of trauma and are intended for publication, reflecting a co-creative process between the artist and the act of creation as the artist approaches a new decade of life.