Katie Whysong was a young woman with a big wish: that no one suffer from depression, anxiety, or exclusion alone. Her sweet and quiet demeanor drew people to her. She was also a gifted artist. Katie wanted to use these gifts to support and encourage others.

Katie lost her own battle with depression on March 10, 2021, yet her spirit continues to fight the war. It is in her honor "The Positive Painting Project" was born.

A talented, creative, and artistic team assembled and worked together to continue the mission Katie began.  With overwhelming community support, The Positive Painting Project started with a simple goal of creating canvases painted and printed with positive messages. These would be installed in the middle school restrooms to encourage and support students-to remind them that help is available and that they are loved no matter what.  

As the project grew, the amazing print artists had the idea of creating T-Shirts on a whim. Katie's "tag" and the beautiful designs make for a very cool (and popular) shirt!  

The shirts are available in a rainbow tie dye to honor Katie's vocal and active support of the LGBTQ+ community. Teal and purple  are the colors of the suicide awareness ribbon. All proceeds go to products and local activities that support the project. 

"Spreading HOPE, one sign at a time."