strawberries, soulsisters and stickers…

April 22, 2012

The strawberry field opened this weekend…strawberry fields forever. My soul took a deep breath after the long winter. It’s picking season which means I got to see the Marlboro man and feel the wind and sun on my face while I picked nature’s candy with people I love.

I came home to find this goodness (above) on my front porch. A while ago I reached out to my dear friend, artist and soulsister Suzanne Vinson to ask if she would consider collaborating with me on a project. I don’t exactly remember where or how we met, but I admired her art from a far for quite some time. Besides the obvious wisdom, there is a gentle strength about everything that passes through her hands…and a kind energy.

We traded e-mails and I eventually found my way to her dreamy studio one evening at the table…a place where she holds creativity circles,  celebrations, and gatherings of soul care. I loved it, I loved her. Months later we sat on my green couch and talked until I was late for school pick-up and never even got a chance to pour the coffee and slice the yummy bread she brought. This is how you know you just met a soulsister.

I’m not so good at collaborating. I have lots of ideas but am busy and frazzled. I told Suzanne I wanted to make a sticker with those words I hold so close, the three words that pretty much guide my life…Kindness Changes Everything. I didn’t know if she would want to share her art with me or this project, I wasn’t sure I would have the money to fund it,  but I thought it was worth throwing out there. I knew though that we both held this way of being in the world tight, and that more than anything, we want to be part of a force sharing art, kindness and love in meaningful ways.

In just days she (in all her magic) returned this lovely art and just another week later, the stickers were sitting next to my daisies on my table. I could barely stand it because when art, kindness and sticky-ness collide, all you can think of is littering the city with goodness and power, the power of the kindness…and all the other soulsisters (and brothers) that may come upon the release of the joy of your heart…and that you had a chance to start it all with a friend, well, it’s so, so good.

So here’s the deal friends:

1. You can buy 5 stickers for $3 and we’ll send you 5 more to pass on, share, do something kind! That’s really 10 stickers for $3 (plus shipping) over at the Silver Tree Art store on Etsy. Click here.

2. All of the money will go into a SoulSister Kindness Jar to be used for future kindness missions (more about that later).

3. If you order stickers and happen to leave them some where public, or part of a kindness mission or even in your own space, send us a picture to or upload them to the Silver Tree Art Facebook page so we can watch kindness move and travel.

With so much love,

Suzanne and Patience

(can I just tell you I am dying to leave them on every light post in RVA?! except I feel bad about the kindness vandalism, well… just a little) 

13 Responses to “strawberries, soulsisters and stickers…”


  2. shannon Says:

    Yay! Just placed my etsy order…your kindness stickers will be in montreal, canada!

  3. Julia Says:

    …and all over the State of Maine.

  4. Jennifer Says:

    …and Queens, New York too! : )

  5. Dawn Says:

    …and Providence, Rhode Island!

  6. Maggi Says:

    Having Little B’s 7th B’day party at the studio in a few weeks ~ do you think I can pick some up then? Love this collaboration from tow of my FAVORITE women!

  7. Kelly Says:

    Thank you! Just ordered mine 🙂

  8. Jeri O. Says:

    I just got my sweet little stickers in the mail today!! They are beautiful and even the packaging makes me smile! I am so excited to use them! My birthday was last week and I have several Thank You notes I want to send to dear friends who made my day special…one of these lovely little stickers is going into each and every card! Thank you so much for the treat!! I’m sure I will have to order more very soon! Love, Love, Love, Jeri

  9. Cynthia Says:

    Mine came today, too, in the sweetest envelope I’ve ever seen! Can’t wait to begin stickering my town : – ).

  10. Jen Bailey Says:

    I got mine today as well! I’m definitely going to put some in little anonymous gifty bags w/ little treats & leave them in the local park. Then onto sticky kindness w/the rest. : ) Yay & thank you!

  11. […] everyday I get an e-mail asking about the Kindness Changes Everything stickers my friend and artist Suzanne Vinson created as the beginning of our Soulsisterhood. I am happy to […]

  12. […] Kindness Changes Everything Stickers (and prints) will be there as well as Be Brave and Kind prints too…along with so many other soulful, wise and pretty things. […]

  13. […] became friends the wise and soulful Suzanne Vinson and together we released Kindness Changes Everything stickers…it was so, so wonderful to watch the truth of everything we believe in with all our […]

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