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.
Renée’s art is carefully paired with meaningful quotes that are meant to nourish, heal, and bless the mind, heart, and spirit.
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.
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:
Brush Dance isn’t a religious company. Rather, we like to think of ourselves as all-inclusive with a focus on mindfulness. Religion and prayer are definitely one path to mindfulness and we include several Christian-based Calendars and Planners in our line every year.
Our Angels Wall Calendar (shown above) features black and white angel images with occasional pops of color. Each of the 12 months also features a quote inspired by angels. This title is not deeply religious and would be appropriate for anyone who wants to be closer to the angels. The quote on the cover seems apt: Angels are never too distant to hear you.
Bible Inspirations features uplifting word from and about the Bible. It’s filled with gorgeous nature images and reminds the user that He has made everything beautiful in its time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
Bible Inspirations is also available in a 7″ Mini Wall Calendar, and a Planner (see below).
Scriptures features hopeful Bible verses and delicate watercolor florals. Many see this as our most traditional Christian title. It’s perfect in any setting.
And, finally, Blessings. This 12″ Wall Calendar is super-modern with its bright colors, graphic designs and fun typography. The messages are comforting and encouraging.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving. (Psalm 95:2)
From traditional to modern, Brush Dance has you covered in Christian Calendars and Planners. And if Buddhist living fits you better, we have that, too.
On Wednesday, Renee Locks will celebrate her birthday, and we are celebrating right along side her.
One of my favorite Renee stories: I’ve been with Brush Dance for something like 12 years – Renee has been here much longer than that. When we first met all of those years ago, she greeted me with, “You don’t look like the president of a company.” Uh..thanks?
We became fast friends, and I regularly tell people that when I grow up, I want to be just like Renee. She is a kind environmentalist who is quick-witted and honest. She is political and doesn’t mind sharing her opinions with those around her. Renee raised her family largely on her own in the San Francisco Bay Area where she still lives. She is a yoga devotee, a teacher, an optimist, and – of course – an artist.