Open to Being is the vision and artistic practice of Theresa Esterlund. Theresa weaves together her lived experience and expertise in art, mindfulness, and museum education to surround you with beauty and inspire you to connect with yourself and each other more meaningfully. She aims to bring people together through compassionate connections so the lives of everyone around us are cultivating change towards a more positive future.
Open to Being products are beautifully designed and hand-crafted, incorporating and reflecting values of compassion and care.
Some greeting cards, journals, and prints are typeset using vintage wood or metal type while others incorporate polymer plates from Theresa’s original designs. Everything is printed by hand on Vandercook proof presses and Chandler & Price platen presses at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center in Hyattsville, MD, where Theresa is a Letterpress Associate.
We use premium paper and envelopes, often opting for cotton paper to enhance the impression into the paper made in the printing process. We aim to use sustainable packaging whenever possible.
The idea for Open to Being came about in 2020, a year filled with tremendous grief and disruption, along with incredible opportunities for opening to being with ourselves and with one another.
Anchored in the values of compassion, community, integrity, acceptance, and joy, we support your life’s journey.
We want you to become open to being …
- connected with your whole self.
- connected with others.
- playful and expressive.
- intentional every day.
- engaged in the journey, not the destination.