Marylou Falstreau is an artist and creator of the “Women and the Hourglass” series of inspirational art for women. She has taken her own life experiences and turned them into sixty-seven images that speak to the heart.
It all began with a dream in 2010. In the dream, Marylou was sitting around a conference table in serious discussion with a small group of women. When she woke up, the words Women and Hourglass remained in her consciousness. Inspired, she began to create one image after another, curious about what the Hourglass represents. Here is what was revealed: the hourglass can be turned over at any time, stopping and changing the flow of sand (of time) and beginning anew. In relationship to us: we have the ability to do the same by developing our awareness and choosing a different direction, thought or perspective. Life is an “inside” job.
“One day she woke up and decided to be happy”, “One day she woke up and decided to be herself”, “One day she woke up and forgave her wrinkles”, One day she decided to follow her heart” are just a few of the messages on Marylou’s cards.
Marylou’s original artwork was created using fluid acrylic paints and collage. Her imagery is bright, playful, honest, sometimes humorous and always heartfelt.
The “Women and the Hourglass” line includes Cards, Fine Art Prints, a Coloring Book, Affirmation Card Decks and Button Magnets.
Marylou lives in Grass Valley, California with her business and life partner, Alan and she continues to explore what it means to wake up to her own power and potential.
Now is the time to turn the Hourglass over.
I purchased some of your cards today at a little shop in Napa. I am so in love with your artwork I just had to tell you.
You paint pictures when you write…and when you paint pictures you tell stories..!!
Marylou! Your very first line spoke to me!…”Be open, loving and forgiving in all situations. Most importantly, be open and grateful in all situations”…and the rest of your words did too. Thank you for sharing this.
You have made such a difference to so many people…keep on doing what you do! You’re amazing.
You do a great job of capsulizing the free way we women need to think!!!
I have this from a deck of the cards…tucked under the light switch directly to the right of my head right now! Striving for balance.
A Touch of Magic… Sweet & simple; yet profound and heart touching, “It’s the Stories You Tell…” resonates with the remembrance of who we are and what our lives can be…Just open to any page, and you will find the perfect words to create your day with optimism and a smile…I would recommend this book as a wonderful gift for the new graduate, a friend in transition, or for someone you just love….
Love this. Sharing with my newly found BEST friend from high school. She is a teacher…subs, all grades. Brave woman she is.
Thank you Miss Marylou for depositing part of your wealth into my heart! I am not just sick with a stomach bug any more, I an filled with joy, getting off my Thsh and laughing out loud!
You are a true artist in words and pictures.