“Bloom where you’re planted.”
- Mary Engelbreit
Wherever you are, dig in and give. Sometimes we want to change jobs, move into a different community, get a new job, (or a new spouse!) . But no matter where we are or want to go, we need to be giving, right now.
Flowers love to shower their seeds. But it doesn’t mean they uproot themselves to do so. Your seeds can spread — your impact — even where you are. The force of life, or the wind, will help carry your talents where they need to be.
Mary Engelbreit was born in 1952 and is a graphic artist and children’s book illustrator who launched her own magazine, Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion in 1996. Mary Engelbreit was born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, North America. She began her career by designing and creating greeting cards, for which she eventually became famous. Later on she wrote and illustrated children’s books.
Interested in art throughout her school years, Engelbreit eventually began to work for a local advertising company, Hot Buttered Graphics. Hoping to work as an illustrator of children’s books, she shopped her portfolio around New York City without success. At the suggestion of one art director, she began working in greeting cards; her first nationally distributed greeting card featured a malapropism that played off an old saying, “Life is just a bowl of cherries”, showing a girl looking at a chair piled high with bowls, with the legend: “Life is just a chair of bowlies.” She also sold her greeting cards, and it was a hit in University City. It was called: “…a vast empire of cuteness!” Mary has her own star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.