Flavia Weedn began expressing her inspirational philosophy through painting and writings in early 1962. Her talent as an artist, as well as her great ability to express her work in writing with a sense of care and wonder, quickly spiraled her work into the public eye. Her career branched off into three genres: the fine arts, commercial illustration and the literary field. Flavia originals and original graphics have sold the world over to fine art collectors and can be found in the Smithsonian Institute archives, the AT&T Collection and numerous private exhibits. Her work as a commercial illustrator has been reproduced on magazine covers, national advertising and non-profit promotions and hundreds of fine paper products and collectible gifts in the United States, Canada, throughout Europe, Australia and Japan. Her lines of greeting cards, translated into many different languages, are sent by over 18 million people each year, thus displaying the international appeal of her tender display of human emotion and her philosophy of hope. Weedn has published 10 collections of her writings and illustrations, which have garnered high critical acclaim. Her books are used in school systems and self-esteem programs throughout the world. Her public acclaim has brought editorial coverage in consumer publications such as Newsweek, People and Glamour and in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. She is also one of the chosen authors to include her work in the National Literacy Campaign introduced by Barbara Bush. Flavia WeednÕs art deals with the simplicity and the beauty she sees in the ordinary things in life. It is her intention to emphasize the value of each individual and to help everyone be aware that he or she has a valuable contribution to make in this lifetime.