When you see a story on Brian's Instagram, sometimes you'll find it's available only as an original & sometimes it's available as an 11x14 print (& sometimes, it's both.) Keep scrolling down if you'd like to see the most recent work, in whatever form it takes. 

Note: If you're looking for a story you don't see here, you'll probably find it at StoryPeople. It's a separate company from us & it carries all of the older work all the way back to when Brian started it in 1994. It has a different mission than we do, but we share the same fabulous artist. So, if you see something on Instagram that you don't see on either site, send us an email & we'll let you know if it's planned for a book, or some other new & interesting form...

 

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oPINION POLL

February 22, 2018

A reminder of how little energy it takes to be experiencing your life & how much energy it takes to be making a case to someone else for why this is a good way to do things...

It's amazing how little you need to offer an opinion about anything if you just go about your day enjoying every little thing.

 
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QUIET INVITATION

February 22, 2018

An invitation to the day (in case you'd like a reminder about the next step...:-))

[In support of & gratitude for the Parkland students (& their peers throughout the country) who are stepping up & speaking out for the kind of world they want to inherit. Consider it a reminder of one of the ways you can support all of our children.]

#marchforourlives #neveragain

 
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OBVIOUS CHOICE

February 10, 2017

Well, it seems there are a lot more hidden royals out there than we ever suspected (& all along, we just thought it was control issues. HA.)...

Practicing being royalty for when everyone around her finally comes to their senses & sees that she's the obvious choice for who should run things.

 
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Five Easy steps         

January 25, 2018

I was reading a book yesterday about cognitive research into gratitude & other higher frequencies like love, bliss, etc. Turns out it’s incredibly healthy for you to practice gratitude (not to mention the people around you who get the second-hand effects. So, I thought I’d finally make a print of the ‘Five Easy Steps’ as a reminder to us all...

A short refresher on the whole gratitude thing in five easy steps: 1. Pick someone you know. 2. Stop everything you're doing & really look at them. 3. Tell them why they make your heart melt. Try to use actual concrete examples, sort of like this: I love the way your whole face lights up when something makes you laugh unexpectedly or how you get about ten feet tall & lighting sparks around your hair when someone isn't treated with love & care & respect or that way you come over now & then & sit beside me & hold my hand & say, this is my favorite part. 4. Give them a hug & send them back out into the world. Pick someone else. Do all this again with them. 5. Later, after a day that glows more than usual, wonder why you don't do this more often. 

 
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Two Favorites

January 19, 2018

Because there IS something gratifying about doing that thing everyone else can’t even imagine in the first place...:)

Her favorite thing about flying is just flying. Her second favorite thing is ignoring all the people she knows who tell her it's not possible.

 
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Easy Way

January 15, 2018

I’ve been thinking today about Martin Luther King Jr. & how he was one man in the continuum of people working towards our larger Self. How he & those countless others remind us it’s a gift to be able to step forward & do the work only we can do. Because we’re the ones here now...

It's a good reminder not only for the work we're tackling as a nation, but the work that you tackle every day. Clearing out the things you already know are in the way of where you want to go & who you want to be...

In case you're wondering, one easy way to begin is to clearly end the thing you know is not working.

 

sunlight

January 28, 2018  

There was such an overwhelming response to this story, originally done on a scratchboard that Brian decided to make it into a print...

A scratch board from this morning, sitting in the sunlight. (I like doing these, since there’s no room to say more than the exact thing that’s coming to mind. Also, it’s not easy to write on them. So better to cut to the chase...

Holding the sunlight close for when the night returns

Bring Your Life Back to Life A clear-sighted new book from Brian Andreas about choosing a life that truly lights you up & beginning to walk towards that. Every. Single. Day.

Bring Your Life Back to Life

A clear-sighted new book from Brian Andreas about choosing a life that truly lights you up & beginning to walk towards that. Every. Single. Day.

Bring Your Life Back to Life (e-book) Same lovely book by Brian Andreas, but in a much more portable form as an e-book: PDF format with color drawings & black & white text, 80 pages

Bring Your Life Back to Life (e-book)

Same lovely book by Brian Andreas, but in a much more portable form as an e-book: PDF format with color drawings & black & white text, 80 pages

Creative Anarchy (e-book) The first book Brian & Fia wrote together is an introduction to the workshops they lead around the country. It alternates his stories with her writing around the process of how to be present in this gorgeous life, opening a space for your own deepest questions.

Creative Anarchy (e-book)

The first book Brian & Fia wrote together is an introduction to the workshops they lead around the country. It alternates his stories with her writing around the process of how to be present in this gorgeous life, opening a space for your own deepest questions.

 
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#039

pen & ink on archival card stock

the reverse side of the page has a different draft version of the story with a drawing

Signed & dated 2017 in pencil on the bottom front. 

Everything is a whole lot easier if you remember that this world is exactly how we made it & if it's not working we can actually just get together & make a new one.

 
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#044

8x12, pen & ink & hand stamping on archival bristol. 

Signed & dated 2000 in pencil. 

It's not currently in print or book in this form, though the fairy princess drawing appears in Trusting Soul in another version.

Remind me next time I need a husband, she said, to get a pet. Upper drawing: looking for a slinky black dress for later on which is how you can tell this is a fairy princess with an edge. Lower drawing: deciding if stretching will slow the process of aging enough for her to keep doing all the other stuff she knows is bad for her. Once a week thinking pure thoughts.

 
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#019

10x10 gouache watercolor, pen & ink on acid-free stock

Titled, signed & dated 2015 in pencil. Some minor additional watercolor spotting on the paper. 

The illustration was in the first draft of Impossible to Know but a modified version was ultimately used instead. It is currently unpublished in print or book form.