The Garden of Good Being

Where does being good begin?


Thinking good thoughts is one way to start being good. Some of these good thoughts we call positive affirmations. Positive affirmations are statements that affirm the good in ourselves and the good in our lives.


Imagine you are creating a garden. Each seed you plant contains its destiny to take root, flower, and fruit in splendor. So it is with our thoughts! However, to reach this potential requires the patience and care of the gardener.


The original Garden of Good Being is an 18" x 24" collage, the grass of which is hand-cut and carefully arranged blade by blade, with great patience and care. Smiling mouths pop out like colorful flowers, shining beams of affirmation. 

Each time I pass this piece, it helps me remember to take care of my thoughts.


Order your personalized Garden of Good Being collage below. 

July 2018

St. Louis, MO

As the saying goes, "If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious." 

Grow Your Own Garden!

Several garden "plots" are available for purchase! The frame of your choice comes stuffed full with healthy, fresh-cut grass! You pick your own flowers and affirmations from my catalog (pictured below). 

Fridge magnets and mini-frames hold 1 mouth and 1 affirmation.


Larger sizes (3x5 and 4x6) hold 2-3 mouths with 3-5 affirmations.


For more options, or to commission a larger work, please contact the artist.