You Night's ScART "Scar Art" Program
EVERY SCAR TELLS A STORY
ScART (Scar-Art) fuses psycho social care, a sisterhood of survivors, and the power of acceptance in a supportive environment.   A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the "We Lift You Up" Fund, a local program that helps women embrace life beyond cancer.
ScART is a partnership between You Night Events and Painting with a Twist (www.paintingwithatwist.com)
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    Sharron
  2.  Kristyn
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    Kristyn
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  4. Nancy
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    Nancy
  5. Roxanne
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    Roxanne
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    Painting with a Twist ScART event
  8. Alison
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    Alison
  9. Marie
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    Marie
  10. Sharron
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    Sharron
  11. Kim
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    Kim
  12. Jane
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    Jane
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    Elaine
  14. Jerry
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    Jerry
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    Stephanie
Want to sign up to participate in ScART?

If you would like to participate in an upcoming ScART, or if you would like to gift the ScART experience to a woman who has had cancer please send us your contact information.  UPCOMING ScART EVENTS:


Metairie, LA -- July 11th
To sign up or "gift" this experience to a survivor, CLICK HERE

Please call us if you have any questions. 877-591-5936 x3​.  We can accommodate groups...please inquire.
















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Participation fee is $45, which includes all supplies, professional homework guidance designed by licensed psychotherapists to aid in emotional healing, the creation of your original piece of art, and a new sisterhood of support (with access after the event to a private on-line Facebook group for cancer survivor ScART participants), including information about future You Night Sisterhood events.

ScART will launch nationwide in July 2018.  For more information, contact:  877-591-5936 x1

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Jerry's story

Painting my scar fulfilled my desire to let cancer know that I had the last say-so. When I saw my scar for the first time I think I stopped breathing for a second or two. Now I think differently…… “Live and Love life”… I’m happy to show off my scar….cancer was just a period of time in my life, not who I am today. My scar is special to me because it represents me overcoming breast cancer. Every imperfect line of my scar is perfect to me. Every time I look down at my scar, I’m reminded that I am 4 ½ years out and doing great. I am also reminded that I am a warrior. I have learned to trust more in myself and listen to my body, tap into my own healing power and knowledge, to not listen to negativity. I surround myself with positive people and thoughts-where possible. I don’t have to look at my scar and feel uncomfortable about my body anymore. I have learned that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve been through you are beautiful in spite of your circumstances. I try to keep a positive attitude. If there is an upside to scars it’s that it has made my relationships with people stronger and more meaningful. My scar lets me focus on what I have gained and been blessed with through this journey. I love my final product. It’s a conversation piece of art checkout the rain drops as the light shines bright. I embrace my scar and my body because they tell a story that at the end of the tunnel there is always a shining light. My scar is a part of my history that’ll always be there. Thank you...You Night and Painting with a Twist (ScART) for making it easier when life gets hard.

Kristyn's story

This project gave me the opportunity to talk about my scars, of which I have a lot. There are times when I want to talk about my cancer and scars but I don’t want to keep talking about the same thing, all the time. YouNight and ScART have really given me the platform to talk about my cancer and my scars without feeling like I’m annoying others with the same old story. I look at myself every day in the mirror as I’m getting dressed and evaluate the unevenness of my body and the ugliness of my scars. I see my scars more than anyone else does, luckily the ones you don’t see are the ones I don’t like. My original plan was to use my port scar because it’s my favorite. I just feel like it gives me a toughness I don’t otherwise have. But when I drew my port scar it didn’t seem that tough. So I decided to pick another scar, an ugly scar, because I decided this project was intended to make me feel better about my scars. I drew my ugly scar and it still looked ugly. When I arrived to paint this ugly scar, it still looked ugly on the canvas. It looked ugly from every angle. I finally settled on horizontal but then had no idea how to paint it, what colors to paint it, what I was trying to “do” with my scar because I really felt it was ugly. I finally started putting paint on the canvas but still had no vision. I asked for help and couldn’t explain what I wanted to paint because I really had no clue how to make my ugly scar be less ugly. Still thinking my scar was ugly I stopped painting and thought “there’s nothing more I can do with this scar.” 
It turns out I really like my final product. It’s pretty cool. The painting looks good in my house. I like the background colors I ended up with. I like the silver I used on the scar and the copper color I used for the little dot (look closely) which represents the red dots I have from all my surgeries. I still think my actual scar is ugly but I think this project really put my scar into a different light where I can see that my scars can be beautiful. I don’t have to love my scars but I don’t need to hate them either.
  1. Get acquainted with scART
    Emotional healing from surgical scars varies from person to person. For some people, scars are tucked away, never to be thought of again. For others, scars can be a daily reminder of cancer and its after-effects. It is a process to go through - and although it is often hard to embrace scars, it is possible to accept them. Psychologically women need a sense of balance between thinking everyone is looking at their scar all the time and allowing it to define them, not being held back by it.