Featuring: Renee Locks

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2018 Renée Locks Karma Planner

Renée Locks has been part of the Brush Dance family of artists since the 1990s. Her works have been wildly popular with our customers for many years. Many customers will return to Brush Dance year after year to specifically pick up a Calendar or Planner featuring the art of our much-loved Renée.

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2018 Live with Intention Wall Calendar

Renée’s art is carefully paired with meaningful quotes that are meant to nourish, heal, and bless the mind, heart, and spirit.

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2018 Live with Intention Mini Wall Calendar

Many of the items featuring the art of Renée Locks are titled as Live with Intention, the poem by Mary Anne Radmacher. Mary Anne has also been a tremendous part of the Brush Dance extended family, with her own Live Boldly line.

 

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2018 Laugh Lines Wall Calendar

One of the things we most love about Renée is her playful sense of humor. Watercolor splotches and splashes are paired with quotes that invite us to laugh every day with her Laugh Lines Calendar.

Renée lives in the San Francisco Bay Area – close enough to the Brush Dance office that we get to visit on occasion.  She taught Western style calligraphy for more than ten years, and taught herself Sumi brushstrokes. Renée believes in giving back to her community, and has worked at local women’s shelters. We also appreciate that she is very active politically. Renée has raised five children, and now has oodles of grandchildren.

Here are links to some Renée Locks items with Brush Dance:

2017 Calendars – A Look at Some Classics

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woman’s hopes are woven of sunbeams

My standard response when asked what Brush Dance is:  We have been creating mindful calendars items and other products for more than 25 years.

Twenty-five years is a long time and most members of our wonderful team have been here 10+ years.

Today, I’d like to show you just a few of the calendar titles that have been with us nearly forever.

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Life is a great bundle of little things

Live With Intention is one of our most popular lines. The simplicity, wise words, and calligraphy of artist and good friend Renee Locks connect with people of all ages and lifestyles.

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Rumor has it that Mary Anne Radmacher was the very first writer/artist that our founder worked with all of those years ago. Her words are meaningful and encouraging, her style playful.

Interesting Fact: Mary Anne Radmacher is the author of the beautiful poem Live With Intention. Long ago, someone at Brush Dance thought Renee Locks and Mary Anne Radmacher would be a lovely combination. How right they were!

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We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.

Before I started at Brush Dance, I hadn’t heard of Thich Nhat Hanh. And now? I’m a follower, a believer, 100%. His words, kindness, and gentle spirit move me and his millions of worldwide followers. We’ve paired his tender, inspiring words with the work of artist Adam Guan.

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Every moment is made glorious by the light of love.

Rumi is a 13th century Sufi poet – his wisdom has enlightened millions of people throughout the ages.  Combined with artist Matt Manley’s thought-inspiring, almost magical images, the Brush Dance Rumi calendar has been a perennial favorite of many.

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“Brush Dance has been creating mindful calendar items and other products for more than 25 years,” is the first part of my standard response.  The next?  “We are so proud of the long-lasting relationships we develop with artists, writers, customers, and vendors.”

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at some of our “classic” titles. You can see all of our calendar items right here.