Meet your Magnet House message artists —inspiring authors, artists and writers who share their spirit with the world through the work they do. My hope is to bring together an ever-expanding group of beautiful beings whose diverse wisdom, artwork, messages and mantras connect with you, encourage you and give you a way to wear and share your heart. Search “by artist” to find what’s meaningful to you.
Alexandra Franzen — Writer
Alexandra Franzen is a writer in Portland, Oregon. “I love writing because it’s one of the simplest ways to create a positive ripple in the world — and you don’t need any fancy tools to do it. Just an idea, a pen and a piece of paper, or a device with a keyboard, and the willingness to share what’s in your heart and mind.” In addition to her juggling a full client roster (wait list!) and co-managing a cool new brunch restaurant with her sweetheart, Alexandra created a magnet collection for us that reflects her stylish simplicity and belief that one person truly has the power to make a big difference in the world.
Courtney De Feo — Author. Dreamer. Light Shiner.
Courtney DeFeo believes our families can light up the world. Author, product designer and entrepreneur, Courtney is the creator of Lil Light O’ Mine, a small business that empowers moms and changes little lives through innovation in the home. Her products include ABC Scripture Cards, #LightEmUpActs and her book, In this House, We Will Giggle. A former marketing professional, Courtney lives in constant brainstorm mode and suspects it‘s the reason for her migraines! Recently transplanted to Texas, she shares home with her cute Georgia Bulldog husband and two equally cute daughters. Her magnet collections reflect her passions — encouraging women through God's word and letting kids know they can be amazing light-shiners, too.
Kelli May-Krenz — Artist. Designer. Lover of Life.
Kelli May-Krenz is an incredible artist, light-sharer and forever optimist. “For me, creating is like breathing. I simply do it. I am so grateful every single day that I am blessed with the knowing that I was born to do this.” Her artworks are multi-layered masterpieces (drawing, stitching, collage, painting) that convey her mission: All Great Things are Possible. As the principle for her own design, illustration and art studio, she has designed for both big and small companies as well as growing her own collection of gift and stationery products. She's currently teaching for Brave Girl University and lives in Galena, IL with her hubby and little dog Pearl Button.
Lisa Rydin Erickson — Artist and Nature Lover
Lisa Rydin Erickson is a St. Paul, MN contemporary painter who channels her love of life, nature and motherhood onto the canvas in bold and unique ways. Though mainly a fine art painter, the last several years has found her drawing and animating on her IPad, a convenient and portable studio. These digital iPad images are translated into artwork from framed prints and cards to fabric design and can now be found in stores throughout the Midwest. Lisa's magnet collection reflects her mother's heart and the wishes we hold for our children.
Lori Walters — Artist and Goodness-Sharer
Lori Walters was born with a crayon in her hand — and she’s been expressing herself in living color ever since. After a career in marketing, advertising, and graphic design, she turned her attention to full-time artistic expression. ”I really try to focus on all of the goodness and generosity and simplicity that exist in life,” says Lori. ”Gratitude is essential for me. My work grounds me in that pure vision.” I am so delighted to be able to offer Lori’s spirit through jewelry. I discovered her on Instagram, started following her. Then basically got bold and asked her if we could make jewelry together! Her beautiful collections bring you the favorites of all things Lori!
Susan Michael Barrett — Beach Walker. Bird-Watcher. Listener.
Susan Michael Barrett is many things — writer, teacher, listener— but it’s her loving, curious and deep way of being that best describes her. “I'm moved by what happens when people talk and listen from their hearts about what they see, think, and feel,” says Susan. Susan's magnet collections are inspired by the stories shared on Wonder Anew, her online space that invites people to unravel and explore their personal truths. Her collection also features husband Terry Barrett's unaltered photographs of wall and doors from a vacation to Italy. “I chose them because they visually depict Wonder Anew’s message about transformation and becoming. I see in them a witness to living and an exquisite reflection of being cracked open or rawly exposed.” '
Shaunti Feldhahn — Author. Speaker. Truth Teller. Hope Sharer.
Shaunti Feldhahn is a best selling author and popular speaker whose work transforms lives and relationships. She received her graduate degree from Harvard University and was an analyst on Wall Street before unexpectedly becoming a social researcher and successful author. Today, she applies her analytical skills to investigating eye-opening, life-changing truths about relationships, both at home and in the workplace and her magnet collection honors this wisdom. Her groundbreaking books, such as For Women Only, have sold more than 2 million copies in 23 languages, and her research is regularly featured in media as diverse as The Today Show and Focus on the Family, The New York Times and iMom. Shaunti, her husband Jeff and their two active kids live in Atlanta and enjoy every moment of life at warp speed.
Lynn Sanchelli-Price — Artist and God-Girl
Lynn Sanchelli- Price is an amazingly prolific and self-taught artist whose work reflects her deep faith and playful spirit. “I pour onto my canvas what I've learned through my own journey with the hope I can encourage others.” Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, she connects with her adoring community through local art fairs, Eagle Brook Church bookstores (coveted original paintings!) and through a growing collection of licensed products like this. Learn more about her at www.paintedstuf.com and view her magnet collections here. “My friends and family bless my life more than words could say. They keep me grounded, make me laugh, and lift my spirit when it needs to be lifted.”
Marianne Richmond — Author. Artist. Creative Explorer.
Marianne Richmond is an author, artist and product designer who helps people feel their feelings through her books, cards and creative workshops. “I've loved writing since I was a kid — the art of stringing together words to convey, connect, uplift, or inspire.” Best known for her beloved children's books that have sold more than 3 million copies, she has also designed hundreds of greeting cards and stationery products that honor the journey of life and inspire people to connect with who they love. Magnet House is one of her creations, too. “I had always wanted to create a jewelry line that let women easily express their multifaceted (and always changeable!) individuality.” Marianne offers her own magnet collections here and loves being able to share the work of her message artists, each whom have touched her life in fun and meaningful ways.
Jelaluddin Rumi, the beloved 13th century mystic poet, was truly one of the most passionate and profound poets in history for his ability to describe the indescribable God. . His presence today still remains strong, due in part to how his words seem to drip of the divine. Born in what is present day Afghanistan in 1207, he produced his master work the Masnawi which consists of over 60,000 poems before he died in 1273.