Many of us spend the majority of our days living outside of our bodies. We are lost in thought — thoughts about what happened in the past and thoughts of endless to do lists for the future. With our minds living in the past and the future, we do not spend much time living in the present. […]
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Elena is an artist and book designer currently living in Houston, Texas. She is author and illustrator of the award-winning book, Thank You, Me.
Entries by Elena
Did you know that the foods we eat have direct impact on our mood and can reduce stress levels? Sometimes a simple addition to our daily meals can make all the difference in our happiness and wellness levels. Recently, SnapKitchen created an infographic on 13 foods that reduce anxiety. Check it out below. To read […]
Valentine’s Day Free Printable Coloring Cards Valentine’s Day is here! It’s that time of year again…the time of hearts, love, and gifts for that special someone. You might be shopping for that perfect Valentine’s Day card, but before you do, have you thought about making your own? There’s something magical about putting in the effort […]
This 2019 planner has a lot of love put into it. It’s been in the works for a couple of months…starting with painting some watercolor patterns, designing the pages, finding 52+ inspirational quotes, and asking mom to proofread all the dates (thanks, mom!). If you’re looking for a 2019 planner, you might like this one… a […]
Thanksgiving Coloring Free Printable Thank You Cards Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It’s that time of year again when we express gratitude…gratitude for the bountiful harvest and holiday dinners, gratitude for being in the here and now, and gratitude for spending time with family and friends. In addition to all of this gratitude, why not […]
Stress Relief is Easy with these 12 Activities! Stress. We all face it and deal with it at some point in our lives. Whether it’s that morning traffic jam, your child’s temper tantrum, or facing a big deadline at work, there’s tons of everyday stressors in life. While you can’t control the things that happen, […]
4th of July Free Printable Coloring Cards 4th of July is almost here! It’s that time of year again…the time of fireworks, BBQ, picnics, and lots of family fun. How will you be celebrating? I personally love to draw and color, so to make this 4th of July extra fun, I’m giving away these free […]
Can Art Heal? Recently I had the opportunity to share my story at Voyage Houston Magazine. The interview made me think about the reason I do book design and the reason behind publishing Thank You, Me. Publishing a book takes a huge amount of effort. It has a way of really testing a person’s dedication […]
Just announced! I’m very excited that Thank You, Me is now a multi-award-winning book, having just placed as a Silver Medalist in the 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. The full list is available here: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=2237 But, I’m even MORE excited because this winning spot is tied with another book… also about self-acceptance and self-love (Don’t You […]
Gratitude is the perfect way to improve self-care. To explain, here is an awesome infographic by Case Western Reserve University: Since starting a gratitude journal a few years ago, my mood and peace of mind have improved astronomically. I wholeheartedly recommend this practice to everyone. It’s so easy to start! Just find a journal that feels […]
Thank You, Me is a children’s book created to inspire gratitude and self-care. Use it as a body scan meditation, read it for cheer and joy, or develop deeper conversations about body image and healthy self-esteem.