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 fifty-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 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.
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 have made such a difference to so many people…keep on doing what you do! You’re amazing.
Your words are like a treasure.
How your stories resonate synchronistically with me so often. Thank you for your warmth, vulnerability, artistry, honesty and willingness to share
It’s the Stories You Tell That Bring Unity to All of Us…. Alan and Marylou are visionaries. They understand that positive thoughts create positive actions. With grace and artistry, this book is a Creative Call to Action. It starts with understanding oneself, and going further from there. This book is a treasure.
You paint pictures when you write…and when you paint pictures you tell stories..!!
You do a great job of capsulizing the free way we women need to think!!!
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.
Spiritual Messages to Give You the Courage to Follow Your Dreams… Inspiring and healing, this book will help you find the courage to follow your dreams and create your own reality…..