50% OFF SALE this weekend use code ‘noway’

All my art is 50% OFF this weekend only. Use coupon code 'noway' when checking out. SHOP NOW!This includes original paintings on paper or canvas, cartoons, original Sophia drawings as well as high quality reproductions.Take advantage of this sale to get it before Christmas. … [Read more...]

painting: we await the storm

The personality of the universe! So incredibly diverse. Sometimes calm. Sometimes fierce.The storms that we face in our personal lives... where can we hide? Who can abide them?What if we faced them squarely? We might escape them just barely.But I live among survivors. Every one of them, a survivor.Like you. Like me.(The original is available!)  … [Read more...]

northern lights evergreen

(This painting is available. CLICK HERE.)Night can be a scary place to be. Darkness is rarely welcomed.But I have seen some of the most amazing things at night.The crystal stars. And a few times, the northern lights.Majestic trees silhouetted against a brilliant sky.Each one singularly beautiful.Now, in darkness, I look for such things.   … [Read more...]

one tree one man watercolor

Never underestimate the loneliness you will feel when you leave the church. But you will, if you try, find news ways to find communion in this world. I promise.I've started painting watercolors again. Check out my store! … [Read more...]

freebie friday: original miniature drawing

(My other site, davidhayward is developing nicely. Every day I'm adding new features. We have our own chat, and even held an energetic chat room last night. One suggestion that we're going to try to implement today is to make a mobile app for it. Listen: I've found the space I needed to provide people with resources to make spiritual transitions and to learn how to live spiritually independent lives with happiness. I'm personally inviting you to be a part of this project with me.)So... now for … [Read more...]

Sophia continues her journey

I'm continuing to work on Sophia. My goal is to have 52 drawn so that I can create a book with a drawing per week along with meditations, poetry, stories, and testimonials from fans of Sophia... what she means to you. I'm looking forward to initiating that project once the drawings are completed. I'm almost there!These are three original drawings... miniatures technically called ACEOs (Art Cards Editions and Originals) in the art world. They measure 2.5"x3.5" (the size of collectible sports … [Read more...]

Freebie Friday: pair of prints your choice

I want to give an unabashed plug for my other site, davidhayward. It's a dream come true for me. I've found the community I needed. And I know you will too! I do not hesitate to say that it is amazing. Satisfying. Fascinating. Loving. I'm personally inviting you to be a part of it with me.So... now for the contest. I'm giving away a pair of your favorite prints... that's 2 prints of your choice! You can check out the variety of prints I have in my ETSY store. (The 4 images above are just … [Read more...]

new drawing rooted

Be like this tree that reaches high into the heavens while rooted deep into the earth.Purchase the original drawing, or buy a print of this drawing. … [Read more...]

companionship in the storms

The rain does fall. The wind does blow. But at least we're together. And somehow this makes it not only easier, because it turns it into something that brings joy and makes me stronger. Even wiser.I'm glad you're with me. I know I could do it alone. I've done it before. I'll do it again. But you're with me now, and your presence brings me peace.We have no idea how long this storm will last. But we've got wings and we'll use it in our favor.Purchase the original painting (it's large!), or … [Read more...]

Freebie Friday print of choice and 1 month membership

Okay everybody! Today's a special day: FREEBIE FRIDAY! I'm giving away a FREE PRINT OF YOUR CHOICE. I've posted a collage above of my four different styles: contemplative pieces, Sophia, paintings and cartoons. You can go to my online gallery to choose from the many selections which one you want.PLUS: I'm also giving the winner a free one month membership to my other site, davidhayward.ca. If you already have a membership, you can give it to someone else. Please let me explain the new site. … [Read more...]