It’s been a little over a year since our art for women with cancer workshops ended. Partnering with artist Mary Pfaff, our team interviewed women before and after the workshops to discuss the possible ways in which art helped foster the participants’ well-being. We are in the midst of interpreting the data – and sorting through many photographs of the women’s creative work. We are hoping to share some of the findings of this project at a conference this fall. In the meantime, a few of the themes that we’ve uncovered are related to positive aspects of well-being, such as joy, flow, and renewal. Other themes are centred around witnessing each other’s efforts and experiences, letting go of control, and accepting uncertainty. These themes and topics are interesting on their own. They become more significant when one considers their relationship to illness and life transitions – topics that were never directly discussed or questioned, but emerged through art and creative processes.