Writing a book about aliveness during the middle of a global pandemic proved to be quite a soul seeking adventure.

I call this my “book book” because unlike my first two books about painting, this book is not full of colorful pictures and painting tips. Instead, The Art of Aliveness is full of my most colorful and tender life stories, along with the most potent insights I’ve gleaned from my years as a creative guide and painter.

My greatest hope is that this book will serve not only as practical and loving support but also as a soothing balm during these tumultuous times. And like the subtitle says, offer a creative return to what matters most.

The Art of Aliveness is currently available for pre-order and will spread its wings and make it to your homes in mid-March. You can listen to the first two chapters right here.


An excerpt from The Art of Aliveness:

I’m here to remind you that you can allow the currents of your life to move you to tears and let those tears turn to laughter. Let it all teach you as you ride the waves of tender creative awakening. Invite each passing year and each life experience to change and transform you, like water carving stone. Remember, it’s never too late to make your next bold move.

After all, there are only a certain number of colors on the color wheel or musical notes on a scale, but there are infinite ways to combine them. The same is true with how you create your life. This book is about remembering your options. The canvas of your life awaits.



Brave Intuitive Painting is a big ol reminder that anyone can paint.

I wrote this book in 2010 as a way to share my Brave Intuitive Painting process with a broader audience, and I’m honored the book has found its way into the hands of over 40,000 brave painters around the world.

Brave Intuitive Painting is an inspiring and encouraging guidebook enjoyed both novice and experienced painters alike.This unique approach to painting is based on the notion that you don’t need to begin with a preconceived painting in mind. Instead, you can allow your paintings to unfold organically over time through bold mark-making, experimentations with color and a curious mind.

Brave Intuitive Painting has sparked a whole new movement in the intuitive art world.


Released in November, 2016, Creative Revolution is a true culmination of my life’s work, which highlights the incredible transformations I have witnessed by sharing my Brave Intuitive Painting process with thousands of people over the past seven years.

Weaving personal stories with painting exercises and tools for inviting more connection into your everyday life, Creative Revolution offers a new way to approach creativity both on and off the canvas by digging beneath the surface of our daily existence and responding spontaneously to ever-evolving circumstances.

Join me as I explore these soulful and transformational powers in my latest book, Creative Revolution.


Released in August 2020, Earth Is Holding You was written by my dear friend Pixie Lighthorse and painted by me in a woodland hut at Breitenbush Hot Springs.

Earth Is Holding You offers encouragement and consoling, a voice of support and guidance when you’re experiencing disconnection, fear, doubt, and loneliness. It cheers on the bold ones, nurtures the creative ones, consoles the tearful ones, and honors the wisdom in each of us—young and old.

Our hope for Earth Is Holding You is that it reaches children and adults far and wide to spread the good news that our beautiful Mother Earth is always holding you.

We encourage you to purchase the book directly from Pixie’s website, and when you do, you’ll instantly receive a downloadable digital flipbook narrated by Pixie and a PDF of printable painting images and quotes from the book.

You can also find it on Amazon.


In 2014, I released a journal inspired by Brave Intuitive Painting called, Brave Intuitive Painting: An Art Journal For Living Creatively. The journal is packed with colorful images, inspiring quotes, gentle prompts and plenty of white pages to explore your own creative musings. This journal is currently out of print.