my books

My newest title is now shipping! This is a collaboration very near to my heart all about the healing power of Flower Essences. I  poured my heart and soul into this title and my mother Jane Hennessy helped with the illustrations. So much is included in this book, such as how to make your own, interviews with some of my favorite flower essence practitioners, how to become one yourself, and 100 plus flower essences with their descriptions. It is chock-full of colorful painting/illustration!

Purchase The Healing Guide to Flower Essences here on Amazon.

You can also find it at Books A Million, Barnes & Noble, Indie-Bound, or request it at your local bookseller!

Intuitive Painting Workshop

My third book, Intuitive Painting Workshop, is a collaboration effort between my and all of my A Year of Painting students! It’s a hands-on instructional and colorful title. Buy it right here.

The Painting Workbook is my second book and is an adorable square-shape, coffee-table style title that also includes 52 prompts and selected mini-workshops to show you some how-to action! You can order it right here!


Finally, here are a handful of some of the heart-warming reviews from my first title, Cultivating your Creative Life:

Cultivating your Creative Life is one of my favorite art books ever! Not only is it visually stunning but she encourages you to find that something inside of you that is aching to get out. I truly believe that art is an outward expression of the soul. The book is chock-full of ideas and prompts to take you further in your artistic journey. She invites you to slow down a bit…. to coax your inspirations and let them evolve. By doing so, the true, higher self can work its magic. And I ADORE the project ideas….so unique and full of life.” –Mindy Murphy Lacefield, beloved teacher & professional artist.

“This book is fun. If pictures are worth a thousand words, then Alena succeeds in creating a literary composition that speaks volumes – But Alena not only graces her book with original artwork but leads the reader on a fun journey of creative wisdom and activities to help us open and seek balance in our fast-paced lives. Inspirational stories and new perspectives allow one to RELAX and get in touch with a youthful openness again. Upliftedness. Cultivating Your Creative Life would be great for adults and teachers/counselors looking to tap into or help facilitate other adults or even young-adults in their creative and growing processes. Overwhelmingly awesome book.” -Justin Rhode