Monday, September 16, 2013


From Perth, Australia to Arizona. 
I am just about to start a commissioned painting of a greyhound. I am so looking forward to doing this one. This gentle man first asked me to paint the beloved greyhound of a friend who has cancer. He wanted Trippy to be beside her in hospital, even if only in a painting. And strangely I am painting more animal companions for the sick and/ or dying. It is a wonderful thing to do, and I pray as I paint, both for the person's gentle transition (or possible healing) and for the pet who may be left behind. And I lift up that loving bond they both have.

Recently I asked, at my facebook page, for photos of my art in their new homes. Here is a print sent to the US from my city in down under Australia. It makes me so happy to know that others see the soul and value of each animal I paint.

I continue to live simply, and joyfully. My sole source of income comes from my art. At this stage it is very little... I would like that to grow so that I have more options, but at this stage I find that with very little I can still give a great deal. Giving does not need to be financial. I have donated many paintings and prints which have been sold to raise funds for charities that are close to my heart. Most of all I love painting as a means to show someone that I care, as prayer, and to educate the heart so that others might live gently and kindly with our fellow creatures on earth. Oh and I love to paint purely for joy!!!

Back soon...

Asta xxx

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