She is a book of qualities illustrating the greatness of women. From "everywoman" to exemplars such as Madame Secretarys Hillary Clinton and Madeline Albright to visionary artist Shiloh McCloud and poet Maya Stein, these many women represent the very best in the human spirit. Author/artists Mary Anne Radmacher and Liz Kalloch have gathered these fierce and feisty females along with their best advice for our life's journey on the topics of leadership, friendship, purpose, adventurousness, cooperation, collaboration, risk-taking, resourcefulness, happiness, compassion, and much more, including what it is to inspire.
Each page spread features a collection of vintage art and ephemera elegantly designed by Liz Kalloch paired with a love letter by Mary Anne Radmacher to each quality along with a tribute to women's strength, character, and the extraordinary capabilities within each and every woman. She gathers the wisdom of many wise women including Madeleine L'Engle, Laura Schlessinger, Erica Jong, Rachel Carson, Oprah Winfrey, Harper Lee, Lucille Ball, Mother Teresa, Pearl Buck, Cheri Huber, Julia Child, Drew Barrymore, and many more.
About the Author
Mary Anne Radmacher's words and art travel the world to homes, hospitals, offices and school rooms. People use her classic combination of phrase and image to celebrate and commemorate from birth to remembering eulogies...and all the significances in between. In addition to her own original web store at maryanneradmacher.net, her words are found on web sites, in commencement speeches, in trade and professional journals, in eulogies and on diverse commercial products. Mary Anne's work is licensed to such internationally recognized firms as Quotable Cards and Brushdance. She is included in the most recent edition of the "Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations." CNN, HGTV, Oprah, and "The New Yorker," among others, have featured her work. She lives with her husband in the Seattle, WA.
Liz Kalloch is a designer, illustrator, painter, teacher and writer living in a turquoise house near the San Francisco Bay. Her design work has taken her around the world, where she's designed for a diverse lot of industries: ceramics studios, gift publishers, book publishers, jewelry, newspapers, indie start-ups, and a non-profit research institute. Her illustration has graced some lovely books and publications and she dreams of having more time to invent some hand-drawn fonts. Liz's art and writing are featured in the book "Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World" by Christine Mason Miller, and she is also featured in a soon-to-be-released documentary on working as an independent artist, called "Indie Kindred." She sells her artwork and jewelry designs in her Etsy shop. You can find her and more of her art and writing at lizkallochdesigns.com.
After spending a quarter century on a remote Oregon ranch on Starvation Lane, Jane Kirkpatrick moved with her husband of 37 years to Central Oregon where she currently works on her 27th book and 24th novel, most based on the lives of actual historical women. Her titles have been New York Times bestsellers, WILLA Literary Award Winners, and finalists for Christy Awards, Oregon Book Awards, Inspirational Readers choice Awards and book club selections. In her previous life, she worked as a mental health consultant to the Warm Springs Indian reservation as well as serving as the director of a community mental health program. A Wisconsin native, she is a frequent retreat and program speaker across the United States, Europe and Canada celebrating the power of stories in our lives. Two dogs keep her company in her home in Bend, OR.
"This boldly unique book champions powerful women and affirms the inherent power within every woman. Part cheerleading, part mentoring, the authors augment their own wisdom with guidance from an all-star lineup of noteworthy women, including Emily Bronté. Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou, Katherine Hepburn, and Rachel Carson. There are reveries on the characteristics of strong women (purposeful risk taker, intrepid traveler, nurturing, willing) and letters addressed to each of those aspects within the reader. All of it is encased within beautiful illustrations which make each page a stand-alone work of art."
Anna Jedrziewski, for Retailing Insight
"They hit the mark with this very readable, beautifully written and illustrated book. Women of any age should find reading She an uplifting experience."
"Mary Anne Radmacher and Liz Kalloch have creatively intertwined works of art as well as empowering inspirational topics in the realms of purposefulness, leadership, friendship, and much more. Each unique page demonstrates these qualities while providing enlightenment. Indeed, we are equipped to fly. We already have what it takes to soar."
Over 50 Feeling 40
"She is an empowering and inspirational book that can brighten any day!"
Mama Likes This
Few authors are as original, insightful, and mulit-talented as Mary Anne Radmacher. Her words sing while her art soars ... lifting your heart, mind, and soul simultaneously. Beautiful, just beautiful!
BJ Gallagher, It's Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been
"Mary Anne and Liz have created an original and beautiful book for women that will become a true classic. This is a book that women will pass onto other women for decades to come, as it provides inspiration, support, and empowerment for all women. It is a book of wonderment as you read through the gifts of women that they highlight on these lovely pages. She is a ticket to self-love, acceptance, and fulfillment for women--an engaging antidote to fear and lack of confidence. Reading these healing words and pondering the carefully chosen images is like a glorious massage for the soul. It is the perfect gift for every woman that you love. I am honored to be included in this book as the imaginative woman."
Gail McMeekin, author of The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women
"SHE is a beautiful tribute and, above all, a celebration of the incredible power of women. I was moved and inspired by this gorgeously illustrated book of qualities. In today’s busy world, it is good to read reminders of what those who came before us have done to make this a better world. The voices of these remarkable women sing off the page. Here's to great women!"
June Cotner, author of Graces and Garden Blessings
"A work of stunning beauty and grace, She is a book I will turn to again and again when I need to be inspired. Radmacher and Kalloch are extraordinarily creative and as wise as the women they celebrate in She.
Reeda Josephs, author of Girlfriends Are Lifesavers
"My presence is proof of my value and that is always enough,” writes Mary Anne Radamacher in the preface of She: A Celebration in Greatness of Every Woman and this beautiful book, with its the whimsical art and lyrical prose is more than enough. In it, authors Radamacher and Liz Kalloch remind us clearly and beautifully that our magnificence is in our kindness, creativity, and intelligence. It is in our willingness to live openly. She is just the book that can inspire women everywhere to tap into that, their true nature."
Polly Campbell, Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People
"Mary Anne Radmacher is one-of-a-kind. Her ability to convey ideas in a very engaging way is exceptional, and her passion for life is amazing. She’s not only one of my favorite authors, she’s also one of my favorite people."
Mac Anderson, founder "Successories," and CEO of SimpleTruths
"I am quite taken with this beautiful book. She is a stunning capture of who we are as women sprinkled with simple ideas to grow deeper into our capacities. Intrigued by every aspect of the feminine, I found myself” on every page! She is a gift I will bestow on all my friends!"
Lisa Venable, author of Messages from Love: Learning to Listen to your Heart
"Few authors are as original, insightful, and mulit-talented as Mary Anne Radmacher. In She, her words sing while her art soars ... lifting your heart, mind, and soul simultaneously. Beautiful, just beautiful!"
~ BJ Gallagher, It's Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been
"Mary Anne is simply one of the most eclectic, creative and inspiring people I am fortunate to know. She is every person’s greatest mirror for finding one’s own gifts, talents and resources. I cannot help but smile just thinking of her..."
Dr. Craig Weiner, DC, WA
"Mary Anne Radmacher exudes and lives her message everyday. She is one of the most authentic, inspiring, and alive women I know. Her art and writing is an extension of her glowing spirit, and a direct transmission."
Jennifer Louden, author of The Life Organizer and The Woman's Comfort Book
"Mary Anne’s body of work has become the atlas for my way of living, and our friendship is one of my most treasured possessions. I can’t think of a better example of generosity, loyalty and compassion than Mary Anne. She defines perseverance to me." Grady B. gymnastics coach, AR
"Loving. Unwavering. Enthusiastic. Powerful."
Kim H. Professional Designer, IL
"Newand timeless. Pragmaticand epic."
Beverly K. Nurse, NY
"Mary Anne Radmacher has more insight into human nature than most of my professional colleagues."
Dr. David A., Psychiatrist, KY
"Mary Anne is a graduate of the School of Life with high honors. While none of us get to be the top of this classshe uses her skills in a way that shows she pays attention whenever class is in session!"
Eibhleis M., Writer, Fiber Artist, Mom, WA