My sister Juli and I


We would like to thank everyone for their support of our cause. We have given away almost $30,000. Please read some of the thank you notes we have received from women we have helped.

“Thanks to the moon and back, y’all are my angels sent from above. Y’all touched my heart and soul like no other.” -April 2014

To my Purposeful Painting friends–“Thank you for thinking of me and for your generous gift. I was shocked and surprised to receive your thoughtful gift. Your kindness will remain in my heart forever. -with great love”  -Sept. 2014

Dear Mari & friends –“Thank you so much for your generous gift. What a wonderful organization! All thanks to my dear friend, MaryCatherine for nominating me. God Bless.” – Oct. 2014

Mari & Purposeful Painting–“I would like to express my thankfulness to you for your donations and loving thoughts with the passing of my mother. Its all been very thoughtful.” -Nov. 2014

“You are such angels–a true godsend and I am so very thankful for your gifts and feel blessed to have people like you and my sister in my life! I pray to be able to return the favor someday.” -Nov. 2014

I just wanted to say thank you for the assistance you’ve given me in getting an office space. I deposited the check today because on Saturday I’m going to sign a years lease on a small space so that I can again see people in person. My ministry has been by phone  the last two years, what little I’ve been able to do that way, and it will be so amazing to work with people face to face again. I’m nervous about taking this leap of faith yet excited, and couldn’t have done it without Mari’s contagious encouragement and your financial assistance. Thanks you and God bless each and every one of you! -Dec. 2013

This story is written by me, Mari. When I was in Dallas this summer, I went to my nieces yoga studio for a class. I signed up for their newsletter. A few months later there was an announcement about a young student whose parents had died within a month of each other. She was struggling with funeral costs, we sent her money, she had no idea who we were. We haven’t heard back from her, but that doesn’t bother me, we were an angel in disguise. -August 2013

Thank you Purposeful Painting, you have no idea how much I appreciate your generous donation. I needed surgery, I had a football size tumor  in my uterus, I had just qualified for insurance from my new job but had not met my deductible. The insurance company would not allow the surgery until I paid them the deductible! You gave me the money needed! Without your help, I don’t know what I would have done. I am doing well and cannot thank you enough.” -Sept. 2013

“During the hottest days of the summer my furnace went out and my air conditioner was unable to work. My daughter and I went four days without air conditioning. Needless to say it was very uncomfortable for us. Thanks to Purposeful Painting for purchasing the new motor and the help from an electrician who volunteered his time, we had cool air. I am truly grateful and thank God for people like you. Once again Thank You from the bottom of my heart.” -July 2013


Just a few words from some women who have attended Co-Creation Artworks classes.

If I had to sum up the experience of the Co-Creation Artworks in one word, it would be “WOW!” I never expected it to be so amazing. The companionship was wonderful and we really had a good time. None of us could believe how beautiful each and every piece turned out. I have my artwork hanging on a wall in my home now and I am always very proud to show it off!

Love you, Charlotte

Dear Mari,
Wanted to thank you again for sharing your love of art and philosophy with me during your artworks event.  I was amazed how renewed I felt and how creative I was with everyones collaboration!!!   I need to find more time to do classes with you because they feed the soul!!!

Hearts to You,
Shelly Kissel

“Mari is a wonderful artist and creation coach. Co-Creating Artworks
made me realize my  creative potential. I never knew painting could be
so much fun!!”

Vivian Hurley

“Meditation with a paint brush”….( For those of us whom have trouble sitting still…:) Sue Sue