One evening I had a dream that changed my life in a new direction. In the dream I was drawing a very large tree with charcoal pastel. Since it had been since I was 14 years old that I had done any art, I found it to be a message. I woke up knowing that I needed to take an art class, but felt hesitant since I had been told my whole life that I saw the world different with only one eye. Apparently, I was really meant to hear this message. Two days later I had another dream in which I was painting a very colorful and vibrant painting.  After the second dream, I felt that I had no choice but to follow that calling. I signed up for a class that was to begin in three days, bought supplies from the list, and patiently waited with excitement and anxiety for the class to begin. On the day of the first class they called to tell me that it was cancelled. I was frustrated, but figured that since I had the dreams, as well as the supplies, I would check out art classes on YouTube.

Since then a whole new world has opened up to me and I am painting almost every day. It is as if this aspect of me has been waiting for a time that it could come out. Painting has become a meditation and prayer practice for me. Before starting each painting, I sit with the canvas and write positive affirmations on each one.  I believe that these loving thoughts have a life of their own that can nourish a space and energize and infuse the painting with Love! Since I was strongly guided to paint, and to use art as a prayer and healing purpose, I am wanting to share them with  you.

The goal of my paintings is to add a smile on someones face or a gentle nudge in your heart to remember how truly precious you are! Are you Living the Best You! If so wonderful! If maybe there is a bit of stretching for you to do in life, I would love to one of the people who really cares and is cheering you forward! May you continue to shine a little brighter each day!

If you are interested in purchasing any of the paintings, you can find them on My Etsy shop at

If the painting that speaks to you is not up at Etsy yet, please let me know. If it is unavailable, perhaps I can try to recreate it.

With Love and Blessings, Janese