Follow the real-life footsteps of my healing art journey . . .

Joy's Garden Series Books

Each book captures part of my journey with paintings, sketches, photography, dreams, wishes, poetry, and grape jam!

Embrace the Mountain BOOK 1

Embracing my mountain begins with grape jam! Then takes you with me to France, on the artist residency that transformed my muddy palette into chakra aligned colors. 

I've designed the book, along with a companion journal and adult coloring book, to guide you in expanding your own creativJOURNEY. 

The Compnaion creativSOUP Journal contains paintings in Embrace the Mountain, with plenty of journal space to help ground your own dreams! 

The CreativSOUP Coloring Book contains illustrations created from my France landscapes ~ the kind of artist's illustrations that will make you think like an artist, seeing the abstract shapes ~ not just coloring in the lines! And there are also creativSOUP recipes you can try out for yourself. 

Find all three on Amazon.

5 STARS for creativSOUP Books

  • creativSOUP with Dorothy Fagan

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I LOVE this beautiful book!

    Joy's Garden: Embrace the Mountain
    Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2018
    Verified Purchase

    "The author's story in itself is so brave, so authentic, so honest and moving that I was totally inspired all over again after being inspired by seeing her gorgeous art on line. Now I have this wonderful book with her story and paintings together and I treasure it. Thank you for being such a shining light in this world. Every time I see one of your paintings, I feel joy."

    Amazon review

  • creativSOUP with Dorothy Fagan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is an inspiring heartfelt journey with art into healing.

    Joy's Garden: Embrace the Mountain
    Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2021

    "Having come through trauma I drink in the tender paths walked, wisdoms shared and embracing colors Dorothy shares in this book. The loving wisdom from one who knows how deep the hurt goes and how it can be transformed into a part of the beautiful landscape of our lives is a gift to my heart. I have read it a couple times now in Kindle and it keeps embracing me in gentle unexpected ways. I am here to purchase a copy to hold now.


  • creativSOUP with Dorothy Fagan

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    True beauty

    High on a Hill with a Cloud and a Prayer
    Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2019

    "This is a deeply personal and uplifting account from the author of the Joy's Garden series. Through pastels, oil paintings and a stream-of-consciousness text, Dorothy Fagan comes to terms with the loss of her father.


Wish you could be there to look over my shoulder as my artist residency in France transformed my palette?

Book 1, Embrace the Moutain will show you! 

Wonder how I got the nerve to write haiku?

Hear the timid poet and see the paintings that made her so in Goddess Stepping Out.

Find out how my mother reached through the veil to inspire me as a fiber artist!

Find this story in The Mystery of Two Sisters.


See the paintings dad sent me as he crossed the river.

Discover the inspirational story of his passing, his message from heaven, and more in High on a Hill with a Cloud and a Prayer.