Category Archives: Be A Smile

Challenges are really gifts in disguise…

“The greatest challenge in life is to find someone who knows all of your flaws, differences, and mistakes, and yet still sees the best in you. ”

Sometimes… challenges are gifts in disguise…and the process of the challenge brings the change necessary to/for the gift to actualize into our lives.

Be a Smile! Be a Cause! Be IT Now!®
Karrie Ross
Life Coach and Artist

Big Bang Big Boom: Fantastic wall painting, and a story…

Patience and determination AND a little help from friends… all come together in this animated film by blu

When you carry enough passion and fascination around with you long and strong enough anything is possible.

BIG BANG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life … and how it could probably end.

direction and animation by BLU
production and distribution by

many thanks to (in random order):
xm24 bologna, csoa mezzacanaja, ericailcane, robert rebotti, andrea bagni, paper resistance, studiocromie, rifrazioni festival, sasso passo, sibe, festival de cine experimental de maldonado (uruguay), gianluigi toccafondo, orilo, maria de brea, bs as stencil, run don’t walk, franco fasoli, modo infoshop, pietro and icone festival, doma, cesare romani, popup festival and all the blu’s family

Be a Smile! Be a Cause. Be IT Now!®
Karrie Ross, artist, life coach

There is no fail… right? only try try try again!

Just chatting with my niece, she had “one of THOSE days… there is no word as fail I was saying… at least that is what I choose to believe…

try try try again… as the saying goes and if a day brings you the “every little thing goes awry that possibly can” type of day, look at them as little reminders of paying attention…


thank goodness you noticed!! [smile]

Be a Smile! Be a Cause! Be IT Now!®
Karrie Ross
Artist, Book Designer; Life Coach, Creator of the

Sand Painting… SandMan Peter Donnelly

Smiles come and go… Peter Donnelly, Sandman, does what make him smile from all his being.
His art is both compelling and disposable… keeping us wanting for more. What a treasure for us and him, he has found what means something and shares it.




Be a Smile! Be a Cause! Be IT Now!®
Karrie Ross
Artist, Book Designer; Life Coach