ToniBrouArt

Hopeful, happy art as seen on CBS Sunday Morning

Lawrence, Kansas

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Announcement    Welcome! Custom orders accepted – just message me. This is a smoke-free studio.
Since 2011, CBS Sunday Morning has shown about two dozen of my sun faces as the segments fade to commercial:
One of my suns was chosen to be included in the first-ever CBS Sunday Morning suns calendar (2022), "Follow the Suns", produced by Simon & Schuster, available in August of 2021.

In 1999-2000, in the midst of a series of personal losses, I started forming sun faces and telling myself "the sun always rises." The work I was creating to cheer myself up resonated with other people and encouraged them as well. When someone tells me that my work makes them happy, that's the biggest compliment they can give me.

Brou. Rhymes with "Stew." spelled B-R-O-U. For more delightful banter, a lot more info + articles about me, and to sign up for my newsletter, please visit WWW.TONIBROU.COM

I design, construct, photograph, list, and ship every order myself. (With the exception of my images that are available as canvas prints – a production partner makes those). Please "heart" or follow my shop for updates.

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Last updated on Dec 26, 2020

Welcome! Custom orders accepted – just message me. This is a smoke-free studio.
Since 2011, CBS Sunday Morning has shown about two dozen of my sun faces as the segments fade to commercial:
One of my suns was chosen to be included in the first-ever CBS Sunday Morning suns calendar (2022), "Follow the Suns", produced by Simon & Schuster, available in August of 2021.

In 1999-2000, in the midst of a series of personal losses, I started forming sun faces and telling myself "the sun always rises." The work I was creating to cheer myself up resonated with other people and encouraged them as well. When someone tells me that my work makes them happy, that's the biggest compliment they can give me.

Brou. Rhymes with "Stew." spelled B-R-O-U. For more delightful banter, a lot more info + articles about me, and to sign up for my newsletter, please visit WWW.TONIBROU.COM

I design, construct, photograph, list, and ship every order myself. (With the exception of my images that are available as canvas prints – a production partner makes those). Please "heart" or follow my shop for updates.

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The sun always rises

In 1999, my father and husband were both terminally ill. I was pregnant with my third son at the time, and I had some modeling compound. I found myself forming small suns and repeating the mantra, "the sun always rises."
My dad always fostered my creativity. He made what he modestly dubbed "junk art." When he died in November of 1999, my suns got bigger, and I began incorporating salvaged items, like hubcaps – as a nod to him, and as a tongue-in-cheek take on hope and redemption.
Since 2011, CBS Sunday Morning has shown my suns in broadcast as the program fades to commercial. To date, they have shown a couple dozen of my suns.

For more info about me, visit my website: TONIBROU.COM
Instagram: @ToniBrou
Facebook: Facebook.com/ToniBrou.Art

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  • Toni Brou

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Me, myself & I.

Production partners

  • A print on canvas shop

    Austin, TX

    I use this production partner on my listings for "canvas prints". The designs are 100% original and my own. I send the print-ready files to Easy Canvas Prints. They produce the prints on canvas and stretch it around stretcher bars. All other listings, I produce solely myself from start to finish.

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