Susan McCulley is an artist, author, illustrator and teacher. She creates mixed media art woven with words to invite delight and insight, and inspire creative connection. Her simple, playful illustrations encourage mindfulness, curiosity and appreciation for everyday wonders.
Her first book, Buddha Cat: Learning Awareness, Presence & Self-Care from a Teacher Who Sometimes Barfs on the Bed, is a humorous reminder of priorities and perspective. She wrote it when the world felt crazy and frightening, as a reminder to herself (and everyone) that skillful sanity is often sitting in our lap. The collection of two dozen color illustrations of Phoenix the Buddha Cat and her antics is a refreshing, insightful look at mindfulness and what’s really important.
Susan also offers prints and cards from Buddha Cat as well as other pieces that blend words, image, and color. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband, Frank, and their Buddha Cat, Phoenix.