This beautiful journal will call to you from your nightstand and accompany you in your handbag as it inspires you to record your deepest thoughts on its pages. Masterful illustrations of goddesses from the world’s great spiritual and historical traditions are partnered with affirmations by Melanie Gendron, creator of The Gendron Tarot and Annie Elizabeth, author of Affirmations for Everyday Living.
The characteristics of the Divine Feminine are part of each and every one of us. We are infinitely capable of embodying Mother Divine’s characteristics of compassion, sustenance and unconditional love. This journal is a form of prayer that we may, all of us, be graced by Goddess with happiness and personal fulfillment.
Melanie and Annie Elizabeth
“Living artfully, with integrity, guides my life. I seek to express Truth in personal vision, to communicate honestly with consideration, and be committed to excellence in all endeavor.”
Born in Boston, MA, Melanie attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in affiliation with Tufts University. She developed a unique style rich in symbolism inspired by many cultures. Proficient in a variety of media, Melanie enjoys a renaissance attitude, creating inspirational endeavor through her expression of authentic Spirit. Melanie’s prize winning artwork is widely exhibited and represented in numerous collections, both public and private. Among her publications are the internationally acclaimed Gendron Tarot, US Games Systems, Inc.; A Journal for Cat Lovers, and The Goddess Remembered, a Spiritual Journal, Crossing Press; This Fool’s Journey: Through Tarot’s 22 Major Arcana, Blue Light Press.
Melanie is a multimedia, multi-tasking, professional artist who has served a variety of clients as art director, animator, author, fashion designer, graphic designer, illustrator, poet, painter, portraitist, teacher, metaphysician, intuitive counselor, etc. — whatever skill applies to give her best.
She currently runs Gendron Studios in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, offering fine and commercial art and tarot products and services, on the web at www.melaniegendron.com
Annie Elizabeth is committed to fostering deeper knowledge and understanding of the Nature of Existence. She is an intuitive counselor and practitioner of Pranic Healing (healing through cleansing and activation of life force energy). She loves to assist authors of spiritual and self-help books to complete and publish their work.
In her early life, Annie Elizabeth earned two master’s degrees: the first in Biology and the second in Teaching English as a Second Language. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, living and working for four years in Sri Lanka and Japan, where she immersed herself in Buddhist thought and practice. Her interest in health and healing then led her to Stanford School of Medicine, where after 19 years she retired as the Assistant Dean for Medical Education.
In 2006, she and her husband David established The River Sanctuary as a spiritual gathering place in Felton, California. Since that time, Annie and David have organized and taught many book-focused discussion groups and hosted ceremonies and gatherings of all kinds. In 2013, a Spirit Temple was completed on the property that provides a home for the “divine Beings” who oversee this blessed place and those who gather here.