Zoli Althea Browne









Zoli's Art & Sharing


View Art ~ The Smile Train
I enjoy creating my EcoPrimative Designs. I equally enjoy knowing that they are available to folks of similar tastes. What I don’t enjoy is making it a business.

Artists are notoriously awful “ business people”. Why is that? Most of us are in it for the creative reward, the feelings we get from doing and completing a creation. My art is a lone process which does not involve others, while my record company enjoys the shared talents of many others.

So here’s the deal...call me crazy, irresponsible, out of touch, or whatever feels right, but I have enough finances to live more than comfortably. I have more than enough. Have you ever set a limit on what’s enough? I have, and I am comfortable with my decision.

What is greed and what is wisely saving resources? That is a personal choice, but I think we are here to share and to practice what it is to open the heart. When we live with a daily count of who has taken advantage of us, our inhumanity overrides our heart. You and I both know how it feels to be treated unfairly or taken advantage of. What defines our hearts is what we think and do next. It is wise and prudent not to cast our pearls before swine, to practice responsible ownership of earned resources and needed sustenance, but what comes next?

The world teacher, Maitreya, offers that we are here to share. How do we do that with not only wisdom but an open heart? You choose. I choose to open the ownership of my artwork to you. Free? Kinda. You can download, print off, make tee shirts and pillows, dog collars or whatever, with my designs. No, really. What it costs you is to agree to this:

1. Show “Zoli” signature on the original piece
2. Gift something to someone in need. 
3. Reach one, teach one.

That’s it. How will I know if you kept your word? I won’t. But your soul will. This is the tin can set at the lemonade stand on a hot, dusty day. The honor code. Easy, karmic, but heart-preserving. I have embedded a blessing in each of my pieces, with the hope that the embedded prayer will encourage others to continue sharing in their own way.

My accountant will scream at me, my bank of attorneys and financial advisors will try to talk some sense into me, but you know what? This is demonstrating the altruistic legacy of my Dad, Marvin Engel, who awakened each day in gratitude that he could find another way to give. He’d like this. 

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The Smile Train

What about my framed originals? They are still “for sale” but with 100% of sales going to THE SMILE TRAIN. This wonderful organization provides 100% of the funding for local doctors in 85 countries to repair cleft palate deformities in children. They train local doctors to perform the surgery, and those doctors continue the gift by training other doctors, see? I love the reach one, teach one sharing model!

Imagine not being able to be seen by others without feeling embarrassed by your appearance. And I don’t mean having a bad hair day. Many of these children suffer in remote locations, unaware that help is available. 1 in every 700 kids are born with a cleft palate. But through this program, one child receives this life changing surgery every 5 minutes!

Appearance is not just a first world issue, but vainglory is. In a world where 1 out if 7 people starve in a world of dieters and prideful excess, we at Zoliart are sickened by this disparity. As of 1/1/19, Zoliart is donating $250 each month to The Smile Train. This pays for cleft palate repair for one child each month. When my original art pieces sell, those funds will also go to The Smile Train.

My prayerful aspiration is that others who believe they “have enough” will think of similar ways to share, to increase their spiritual bank account and teach this valuable lesson to a world in desperate need of heart-felt sharing. My Grandfather, William P. Engel coined a wonderful phrase...Pay your civic rent. I can only walk in his shadow but perhaps, together, you and I can bring more smiles to this world in need.

I’d really appreciate learning what you create using my art! We would love to post pics of your creations on this site. Blessings, z.

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