I made this little painting last week.  I often struggle to keep focus on what truly matters in life. I get caught up in what I wish were happening right now, what I don’t have and where I want to be in the future. Grateful and present is my daily mantra. When I get lost, I say those words to myself and it brings me back to the moment that I’m living and it helps me to feel the joy of what I do have.  I did an exercise recently where,  with my feet planted on the floor, I envisioned my toxic thoughts and feelings escaping through my feet into the earth. Our earth is strong and loving and can absorb pain and provide strength. I assigned a color to the toxic thoughts and feelings; that color was a very yucky, puke-y green. To fill my being with love and peace, I envisioned the beautiful, salmon pink that you see above.  The pink color veiled over me like a light mist and helped me to feel light and calm and happy. This exercise is really effective if you are feeling heavy and loaded by the weight of modern living, or if you’re having a dark day where you just can’t get out of your own way. Print this out for free here. If you have enough ink in your printer, it should print bright and vibrant. If you’d like an archival print of this piece contact me to buy one that will look just like the original painting. Share this printable with your friends! I bet that you know someone that could need a lift.




When I was four, I won the Easter coloring contest for my age group at Zayre in Beverly, MA. (Think 70’s Target.) Zayre called me on the phone to give me the big news. Out of all of those entries taped to the two huge windows of Zayre, I had colored that wild eyed bunny drawing the BEST. This, was a thrill! It got even better from there. To reward me, I was invited to pop into participating stores on Cabot Street in Beverly and tell them that I was a winner! Each shop owner seemed genuinely thrilled to meet me and gave me something special from their store. The highlights for me were a pair of shoelaces and a red balloon. Today, I’m running my own coloring contest. Print out my Spring coloring page here. Please print and share with your friends. Snap a photo of your colored in page and send it to Write “SPRING COLORING CONTEST” in the subject line so that I know what’s up. I’ll pick a winner at random and the lucky person will get to pick a free archival print from my shop. I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016. Have fun!