Valen sees the world through rose-colored glasses. His name comes from the valley of wisdom in the Land of Soul. He's an Anam Cara, a guardian spirit on a mission to bring about peace through inner peace.
Colleen Stratton's watercolor of this Celtic spirit is printed on gorgeous textured, deckle edge, paper with the utmost care and attention to detail.
- Blessing Only version reads: May you hold a Vision of world peace in your heart.
- Beautifully printed on Hahnemühle William Turner Paper with Deckle Edges (torn edged)
- Paper size: 8.5” x 11” or 13” x 19”
- Custom Blessing orders please allow 7-10 days to receive an email draft of your custom message. When you’re happy with it, then we will create your print.
PERSONALIZED BLESSING EXAMPLES: Bracketed words will be customized to fit the recipient.
Bengt Linus Heineman
We are Lothian, Illuminada, Noem, Uma and Shanti, your Anam Caras, your Soul Friends. We've come from the Land of Soul to offer you our blessing and celebrate your bond with Mickis and Kenny. Dearest Linus, you are a beautiful kind-hearted boy who sprinkles seeds of joy in the hearts of all you meet. Know that you were brought together by destiny. Your family loves you with all their hearts, unconditionally.
Sophia Grace Bush
We are Shanti, Ossian, Peri, Hero and Heros, Illuminada, Anan, Ananda, Gaelen, Rala, Candra and Etar, your Anam Caras, your Soul Friends. We've come from the Land of Soul to offer you our blessings, dearest Sophia, the beautiful and beloved lass born on Easter Sunday, the 5th of April, 2015. May you plant seeds of joy in the hearts of all you meet. May your dreams unfold like a flower. May you make the world a better place.
For your convenience, I have partnered with my favorite custom professional framer in Los Angeles California. Your framed Anam Caras art will arrive ready to hang and enjoyed.
- Framing is available for 8.5" x 11" and 13" x 19" prints.
- Frames are a beautiful champagne (silver with a hint of gold) frame, contemporary white or black frame. All three colors complement any décor.
- Frames are made of solid wood moulding. They are custom, hand-crafted and assembled.
- Frames are fitted with archival acid-free mat-boards and shatterproof acrylic (not glass).
- Frames are finished with a protective backing and hanging wire, ready to hang.
- Free USPS shipping on all Unframed Prints (USA only).
- $10 Flat Rate shipping on all Unframed Prints to Canada.
- $15 Flat Rate USPS shipping for all Framed Prints (USA only).
- $20 Flat Rate USPS shipping for all Framed Prints to Canada.
- Unframed Prints ship in 3-6 business days plus transit.
- Framed Prints ship within 2-3 weeks plus transit.
- 8.5" x 11" and 13" x 19" Unframed Prints ships flat.
- All other sizes of Unframed Prints are carefully rolled in a hard cardboard tube.
- We're a small operation in Los Angeles, California. We appreciate your patience!
- Framed art prints are professionally boxed and shipped. The perfect way to give the gift of an Anam Caras print!
- If you're looking for a custom order or are looking to ship outside USA and Canada, please contact us.
Colleen Stratton’s collection of watercolor and ink illustrations of the Anam Caras are beautifully printed on the world’s finest archival papers. Colleen has a bit of a paper fetish. She loves gorgeous, heavyweight, watercolor papers, especially those with deckle (torn) edges. Her favorite paper mill is Hahnemühle, a German company that has been in business since 1584. Their papers are 100% cotton, matte, archival paper that is sustainably sourced and made with green energy.
Custom and Personalized Blessings
Enriching each artwork is a stirring and completely personal bespoke blessing written for the recipient. Colleen composes them, guided by information provided by you.