This purple whimsical wonder is a painting made in January 2015 by Kaden. It is his raw expression, created directly from his heart. I asked him what it was, and he told me it was something “his brain created to help others.” Kaden is 9 years old and on the spectrum of Autism. As I’ve come to learn and know by being his mother, he teaches me about his unique world, and I’m honored to be a part of it. Everyday is a miracle interacting with him.

I will be sharing more of his creations, along with his twin brother, Konnor’s, artwork–or “heart words” as a recent admirer termed their drawings and paintings–with the world. Elisabeth EL SOL saw a few of their pieces and said, “These art works are expressed as an immediate connection from Heart to Heart.” She added, “They are not art work they are heart word, the effortless expression of our language of simplicity.”

Elisabeth lives in Costa Rica and was introduced to these heart words by my new friends, Barbara and Robert Young in Santa Barbara and my dear friend, Kathleen Neff. The sharing and the reviews of Kaden and Konnor’s art has brought such joy to our world here in Austin! It seems Kaden indeed knew what he was doing when making his purple masterpiece! We’ve each benefitted from it in some miraculous way, and my hope is that others can benefit too. Who knows what healing and joy Kaden and Konnor’s artwork might bring? Let the heart words go round the world. Stay tuned for more miracles and words from the heart, as more art pieces are shared from our world to yours.

en·light·en·ment  (n-ltn-mnt)



a. The act or a means of enlightening.
b. The state of being enlightened.
2. Enlightenment A philosophical movement of the 18th century that emphasized the use of reason to scrutinize previously accepted doctrines and traditions and that brought about many humanitarian reforms. Used with the.
3. Buddhism & Hinduism A blessed state in which the individual transcends desire and suffering and attains Nirvana.