About Us


Cheery Thoughts encompasses our love of creativity, travel, and faith and our choosing to be joyful.

Envision a world where people are kind, thoughtful, and encouraging. A world where people feel loved, valued, and respected. At Cheery Thoughts we aim to find ways to spread joy, whether through happy memories, words of encouragement, enjoyment of nature, or uplifting Bible verses.

My wife Cathie brands her art with the name “Cheery Thoughts” as a tribute to the Scottish women in her family that have always kept a cheerful and loving attitude as they face the challenges of each day. As her Nana often said - “You cannae wait to be happy!”

We are excited to support Compassion International (www.compassion.com). We will donate 10% of our profits from our Etsy shop products to this trusted charity that aims to positively impact long-term development of children living in poverty, globally.

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Painting Studio

Hand-Cut by Bill and Hand-Painted by Cathie

Our original artwork starts with Bill (Cathie's dad) cutting each shape and sanding it to a smooth finish. Cathie then sketches and paints the piece. The sealing of the finished artwork is done by Jim.

Cheers Custom Letters

Custom painting available

If you have a special request, please let us know! We are happy to take your dreams and memories and create a custom design just for you.

Other Products and Services


Cheery Thoughts is a product of Good News LLC, which does business as Bear Brochures. We also are the developers of the Wildlife Drives app.

Wildlife Drives App

Wildlife Drives

Suggested drives for sighting wildlife in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Available for download on the Google Play Store and Apple Store.

Bear Brochures

Brochures are a proven, effective method of making a positive first impression and increasing business. Bear Brochures will display your brochure in an organized, professional manner attracting customers and complementing the positive image you want for your business.

Good News LLC

Our creativity, branding skills, technology and experience of owning and operating a family business for over 30 years qualify us to provide stress-free solutions for you.