Grow Your Whole Life


Thank you Louisville, CO and Trailhead Wealth Management!

The Wiser Amuser Gallery showing through the month of April in Louisville, CO was a wonderful success. Trailhead Weatlh Management provided its classy, real-gallery venue right in their Main Street office and hosted a generous opening reception during the 1st Friday Art Walk downtown.

More than 40 canvas prints were hung on the gallery walls with themes that included Colorado and Utah wildernesses, Wintertime Snow, Trees, Wildflowers and, of course, Hearts in Nature. See below for a glimpse into that show.

My heartfelt gratitude goes out to the great folks at Trailhead and all who attended the event.

Gallery #3 Opens April 4th in Louisville, CO

Louisville, CO First Friday Art Walk - April 4th, 2014

Louisville, CO First Friday Art Walk – April 4th, 2014

Presence precedes presents…

Says The Wiser Amuser:


A collaboration with artist Annie Waldusky.

For Valentine’s Day. For Every Day.

HEARTS in Nature

Canvas, Coasters, Favors, Posters…

Coasters are $8* each or $28* for a set of 4 (*shipping cost is additional).










Rarely do I make it through a day without seeing the shape of a heart. Especially when I’m in nature. In rocks, clouds, trees, snow and ice. Even along sidewalks and driveways and in landscaping and gardens. The less I look for them, in fact, the more they appear, as if through the Heart-Shapes-in-Nature social grapevine they know I’m coming. And who am I to deny them? After all, they have the most beautiful smiles…

Heart Coasters – Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

Bring a Little Love to Every Tea and Totty

Heart Coasters

4″ x 4″ Coasters from the “Hearts in Nature” Gallery. Mix and match as your pleasure pleases.

Set of 4 – $27

Playground Pic of the Day


Gallery Open House – December 12, 2013


Red Rock Coffeehouse
3325 28th St
Boulder, Colorado


Thursday, December 12, 6:30pm-8:30pm






Huggable Lou – Available!

Huggable Lou by Joseph O'Leary illustrated by Annie Waldusky

The Wiser Amuser Book – Now Available!

Canyonlands Sunset

As if Utah sunsets are not already spectacular enough…

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Dearest Majestic,

This was the sky over Canyonlands National Park on the evening of November 17th, 2013 looking north from the perch atop Big Spring Canyon Overlook. You can just make out The Needles formations in the sunset glow along the western horizon to the left. The area just below our perch to the right is Squaw Flat, which we had completely to ourselves for two days with only a couple of resident Park Rangers stationed at the Needles Outpost 10 or so miles away.

The picture above offers a mere glimpse into the magic in the captured moment. To start, the air was perfectly clear. No artificial light within view in any direction as far as the eye could see. And but for the occasional breathless ‘wow’ and chime-like clinking of two appreciation-filled aluminum beer cans, the air was perfectly silent and calm. No breeze. No time-ticking. No nothing.

We were quite literally immersed in a still-life reality.

As the sky flowed slowly through the spectacular colors you see, an extraordinary thing happened that neither I nor my very-well-traveled counterpart had ever witnessed. Across both the northern sky in the photo above and the southern sky in the photo below, multiple shadows appeared out of the eastern horizon and arced all the way across both skies into the western sunset. Can you see them?


An awe-inspiring phenomenon, it was, and we sat  for a while and puzzled over it until suddenly we remembered that this was the night of the full moon – the Beaver Moon. At the origin of those towering shadow arcs along the orange-glowing eastern horizon is precisely where the moon would soon rise. As it happens, also at that point along the horizon is the La Sal Mountain Range in Eastern Utah rising to over 12,000ft.

A perfect time and place, if ever there was one, for a sacred salutation to the sun.

And so says The Wiser Amuser:

“On your shadow shines a light.”

With love and gratitude. Good night.