Constance J. Chandlee shares inspiring collection of watercolor dog portraits

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Author also shares words of wisdom in debut book, ‘The Dogs’ Path of Life’

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Capturing the character, unconditional love and joy of dogs, “The Dogs’ Path of Life” (published by Balboa Press) is a collection of Constance J. Chandlee’s watercolor dog portraits. Including pearls of wisdom from her 43 years of spiritual growth and teaching, the collection reveals the uplifting power of dogs.

Originally a gift for her husband’s co-workers, Chandlee also gave the book to her friends and family as a gift. “As each person read the book, they all wanted numerous copies for gifts,” she explains. “I discovered that I could do a lot more with this book: I could help children and families open up dialogues for loving and respecting themselves and others, and other self-growth issues, and I could also continue to raise funds for animal non-profit organizations through sharing profit sales as I had been raising funds for animals the past 11 years.”

Teaching important lessons to children and providing an inspiring reminder for adults, “The Dogs’ Path of Life” considers self-love, loving others, respect, gratitude, friendship, health, learning, exercise and interacting with the world. Tapping into a dog’s innate ability to find the positive in life, the collection can open up the possibility for self-growth and remind readers to embrace that positivity in their own lives.

“I want children to go to my book to be uplifted when they need or want to feel OK about themselves; when they might need a friend. I want children to strive toward loving themselves and being happy,” Chandlee says. “I want adults to take the time to sit with their children and open up dialogue from the pages of wisdom so as to improve their child’s growth. Children need guidance. They can’t do it on their own.”

“The Dogs’ Path of Life”
By Constance J. Chandlee
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 48 pages | ISBN 9781504342896
E-Book | 48 pages | ISBN 9781504342889
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Constance J. Chandlee has won national and world-wide awards for her creativity and sewing talent. After selling her sewing business, Chandlee turned her attention to helping animal non-profits and ran a successful spay/neuter program for seven years. Discovering that she was also good at watercoloring, she created her “Dog Art” to raise funds and attention for shelter animals. For the past 11 years, her work has been featured in numerous local events and advertisements. Chandlee lives with her husband and their two dogs in Santa Cruz, Calif. This is her first book.

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