Kindness on Purpose
I spend most of my life doing my best to be a leader in the kindness game. I’m so very grateful for the opportunity to share my soul with you guys here on my blog and now in a book with corresponding products thanks to PaperSalt. This began when I started working on the watercolor illustrations for this book while on a solo trip to Winter Park two years ago. Since then, I’ve been narrowing many many illustrations to the top 22 which all appear in the book, Kindness on Purpose.
Inspiration for Kindness on Purpose
The world is a beautiful place. Furthermore, it is filled with magnificent humans, places and creatures. Not a day goes by where I am not grateful for this life and this Earth we live on together. When I find myself in situations that are unkind — it is my first reaction to fix them. I have always been like this I think. As a child, I would play with Little People (Fisher Price) to create families, neighborhoods and communities that were filled with SO MUCH kindness and love.
Role playing the way I wanted the world to be through imagination and activities filled my days. My parents encouraged me in every step of the journey. When I got a little older and learned that the world has many things that are not fair, are not right and are unjust — it became my mission to be a difference for those who hurt. It led me to teach inner city elementary school and on to become the artist that I am today. I am inspired by YOU guys, your stories and your lives. I am inspired to scatter the party of kindness everywhere.
PaperSalt creates gifts to inspire, empower and educate kids and families. Additionally, their products are designed to engage through the combination of attractive graphics and simplified content. I am humbled to be one of their authors. Find out more about PaperSalt on their website.
My Favorite Page in the Book Kindness on Purpose
I really do love ALL of the pages. Yes, I do have a favorite. The last page wins for me. Take the Scenic Route! Spread kindness along the way. Life is a gift and every single experience adds up to make us who we are as humans, individually and collectively. Let’s all slow down enough to recognize the need to be kind to one another.
How Did I Create the Illustrations?
The medium to create these illustrations starts with a permanent fine tip marker and watercolor paints. I actually used ooly’s watercolor paint pods that retail for $9.99! Seriously! I don’t need anything fancy-schmancy to create art. These are my favorite paints and they come from a woman owned company that I love!
Corresponding Kindness Products
The lunch box notes, Sprinkle Kindness, are great little tear out pages to add to gifts, goody bags and in lunch boxes. They come with an adorable flip open cover.
Additionally, Kindness on Purpose Noteables are also tear out cards that act more like a post card or note. They are larger than the lunchbox notes and perfect for sending kindness through the mail.
Cheers to Kindness!