Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day - Books, Ashes and Seeds

Today is Earth Day – a day of celebration and awareness for this beautiful planet on which we live.

I looked out the window this morning, and couldn’t help feeling my heart skip a beat as I remembered that the earth now holds the ashes of my beloved cats, Dickens and Pippen.

When I had their remains cremated, I included copies of the books I've written for animals lovers. The magic and energy of these two precious kitties will forever be entwined with my writing, so it felt right to send my books along with them.

I sprinkled some of their ashes into the outdoor cat enclosure, a favorite place for the two sibling cats. However, I didn't understand at the time that the ashes of the books were more than remains – they were seeds.

So here I am, many months later, finishing the illustrations for my new book - Forever Paws - due out this year.

This new title is truly a labor of love, inspired by Dickens and Pippen. In fact, these two heavenly imps watch over this project with great affection. I have heard Pippen’s unique meow many times, which sends me running through the house looking for her.

Today is a day to celebrate Mother Earth, and the many precious gifts she tenderly holds for us in her heart.

May she help all of our seeds to grow.

Chris Davis
Lighthearted Press
Publishing magical books for animal lovers

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Murals for Mutts

When my good friend, Kathy Hanson, first told me about the Murals for Mutts program I could tell she was very excited.

Now that I’ve seen the website, and read more about the company’s mission, I completely understand Kathy’s enthusiasm.

Murals for Mutts is brilliant!

Anna Hamilton, Creative Director of the non-profit organization, is a Florida artist who raises money for animal shelters by painting portraits of people’s beloved critters on walls in their community.
Individuals pay roughly $75 - $150 to have their pets included on the wall.

Businesses donate their walls to the project, which gives them a great way to promote their organization AND support this fabulous group at the same time.

This is one of the best projects I’ve ever heard of…talk about WIN-WIN!

To learn more about Murals for Mutts be sure to visit their website.


Lighthearted Press

Publishing magical books for animal lovers