Carrie Schmitt began painting as a therapeutic practice after being diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy to heat in 2009. Her process involves allowing the painting to emerge intuitively rather than controlling the outcome. Her book, Painted Blossoms: Creating Expressive Flowers with Mixed Media, (North Light Books, 2015) shares tips and techniques to create soulful art and live an artistic life. She has produced art technique DVDs with FW Media and teaches joyful workshops throughout the country. Her art has been featured in several publications, including Professional Artist’s Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors.