Stephanie Ignazio is an Artist, Author, Teacher and an Inspirational Encourager.
She is the owner of Hello beautiful soul; an inspirational cartoon and illustration business. She is also the artist and author of MANDALA MANTRAS: 30 Inspirational Designs to Color.
Stephanie's mission is to spread love, to encourage others to live their JOY, to reconnect with their inner child and to live their dreams. She inspires others thru her personal stories of learning forgiveness, embracing her creative gifts and accepting her authentic self. Stephanie is funny, loving, honest and most of all; real. When you attend one of her art workshops or read one of her posts, you will learn about how to embrace life as a "purple zebra" and although you'll be working on serious soul work...it won't feel serious. Her love of art shines thru both her work and her teaching.
Stephanie's career began in the art room where she taught in public and private education for over 20 years. It was there she learned what type of teacher she truly was...one that fostered exploration, intuition and taking chances. Her art room was filled with positive quotes and encouragement and was spoken of as "the place to be" with many coming in during their free time just to "soak up the love". It are these very things that make up the backbone of her work now as an inspirational artist and cartoonist.
Stephanie adored drawing when she was a child...and wanted to be an artist ever since she was little. She loves painting, doodling and sharing positivity. Her goal is to spread as much sparkle and love as possible thru all of her creative work. Kind of like a love warrior...but one with painted overalls.
Each and every day, Stephanie shares a little bit of cartoon wisdom...gentle little reminders that you are loved, you are worthy...you are enough. Her Daily Cartoons are all about believing in yourself, going after your dreams and standing in your authentic truth. She has a rapidly growing following for her Daily Cartoon on both her Instagram page and her Facebook page.
In September of 2016, Stephanie published her first coloring book entitled "MANDALA MANTRAS". Combining the positivity of affirmations, the meditative qualities of mandalas and the stress relief that coloring provides, it has been a wonderful addition to many people's daily routine.
Stephanie is available as a workshop leader for your next conference, retreat, school function or special event. She also enjoys inspiring and empowering groups of young students to embrace their truth thru artist-led workshops and is available as an artist-in-residence.
At this time, Stephanie is currently working on many special illustration projects as well as designing a library of online art classes. She is also currently busy writing her first book that will combine her daily inspirations with exercises for personal growth.
All of Stephanie's projects are designed as vehicles for empowerment, fostering self esteem, standing tall in our unique capabilities and accepting your power as world changers.
You can learn more about Stephanie and Hello beautiful soul by visiting: www.hellobeautifulsoul.com
Awards and Affiliations
Golden Apple Teaching Award, Littleton MA Public Schools
BFA and Teacher Certification (PreK-grade 9): Massachusetts College of Art; M.Ed in Creative Arts in Learning: Lesley University; Summa Cum Laude
Causes and Organizations
NAEA (National Art Education Association)
MAEA (Massachusetts Art Education Association)