Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of 14,000 things to be happy about, which has more than 1.5 million copies in print and her other website is thingstobehappyabout.com. AP Central chose 14,000 things to be happy about as a Teachers' Resource for Studio Art.
Artist Statement: I have always been drawn to and inspired by everyday life, which is why I mindfully document the little things. In my paintings, I incorporate an ethnographic approach to capture the little moments we experience. I like creating art that brings happiness, wonder, joy, gratitude, and depicts lots of things to be happy about. -Barbara Ann Kipfer