Cartwheels

Okay, I’ll admit, I’ve never actually been able to do a cartwheel – but the sentiment is real!  Who brightens your day simply by coming to mind? 💗

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You can see this illustration on my Threadless shop by clicking the image above or on my Etsy by clicking the image below! 

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Have a beautiful day! ♥

Hope & Healing In Mental Illness

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For as long as I can remember I’ve battled with OCD, anxiety, and depression. Every day {sometimes every moment} is a fight to resist unhealthy thinking. There have been seasons of my life when simply getting out of bed and moving to the couch was the biggest accomplishment of my day. It’s a heavy weight to carry and but I believe that there is a reason for every trial we face.

2 Corinthians 1:3+4 tells us, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

Through this journey God is constantly reminding me to seek Him. Does it make my racing thoughts disappear? No. It does, however, give me a perspective shift towards eternity. Do you carry the weight of mental or emotional burdens? Do you feel lost and think no one could possibly understand? I’m writing this post for YOU to share the resources that have given me hope, healing, and comfort – my prayer is that one or all can bring some Light into your darkness. ♥

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Mr. Rogers

I’m so thankful for the peace that Mr. Rogers brought to television! He wasn’t just a face on the screen. He was a man that stepped into our lives and no matter what was going on loved us. What a beautiful soul! What are some of your favourite memories or learning points from watching Mr. Rogers Neighborhood?

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I don’t think Mr. Rogers would want us to just leave those memories in our childhood! I think he’d want us as adults to extend that love and acceptance to the real neighborhoods we live in. How can you show kindness to your neighbors? Maybe it’s a pot full of soup to the family who just had a new baby. Maybe it’s sitting on the porch with your lonely elderly neighbor for a half hour. Maybe it’s just taking a deep breath and choosing not to be angry when “that one neighbor” does something that annoys you. I’m excited to hear how you decide to share love to those around you!

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” 1 Peter 3:8

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If you’d like to purchase my Mr. Rogers illustration as a t-shirt or art print, click the top photo! If you’d like the purchase it as a greeting card, click the small photo above!

Have a beautiful day! ♥

New Online Store

Hi friends!

I’m in the process of transferring my illustrations from Society6 to Threadless. I was constantly disappointed with Society6’s print quality and prices – I want only the BEST for you!

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Here, on the left, you can see the beautiful and vibrant quality produced by Threadless. The best part? All of their products are MUCH cheaper than Society6. Right now I’m even offering a sale. Get some cheerful tees for only $17! Now there’s a reason to smile! 😊

https://smilingsticks.threadless.com/

If there’s an illustration that’s not on my page yet that you’d like, be sure to comment and I’ll get it up there as soon as I can!

Have a beautiful day! ♥