As an organization, our approach to healing was created — and continues to be rooted — in connection. When we began exploring the idea of partnering with a Rochester artist to illustrate this central thread of our mission, Jess Antonow of Bless The Messy seemed like the perfect fit. It was a wish. Her work exudes love, acceptance, transparency, vulnerability, bravery, forgiveness & hope - just to name a few. When you scroll through her Instagram feed, you recognize so many pieces of what makes us human and you leave inspired.  Inspired like a warrior with a full heart. 

Somehow, the stars aligned and Jess was not only completely on board to take on the project, she was also aware of the Healing Connection and the work that we do and felt completely connected to it.  She is earnest and genuine in her approach and that shines through her and her work.

jess artist statement8x10 1

She was kind enough to create a few ideas, but this is the one that struck the chord - illustrating so beautifully the sharing of the path and the relationships that carry us through.  This 100 count, limited-edition, 11 x 14 inch print is available for purchase exclusively through The Healing Connection with a portion of the proceeds serving as a donation to help our organization continue in providing essential services to the Rochester community.  The prints were designed, hand-painted, signed and numbered by Jess of Bless The Messy.  They were screen-printed by Ian of Kitty Box Press in a charcoal gray, water-based ink.  A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to both of them for the magic of bringing this idea to fruition. 


With a $60 donation or more, this limited-edition print can be yours. We hope it will hang in your home or your office, as an inspiring reminder of the promise of hope and healing, and the power of love and connection.  We Need Each Other and we thank you for your support.

TO PURCHASE: Click the button below to make a secure donation through PayPal payment processing. All major credit cards are excepted. A PayPal account is NOT required. Please click the text "Note for the Healing Connection" and let us know you would like a copy of the print. Thank you!