Miracles-Happen_Facemask

Welcome to a debut of new styles of face masks.  Our newest accessory.  Last week I found myself purchasing a minecraft mask for my kiddo and really wanted something fun for myself too. There are many amazing people sewing masks right now and I will be supporting them as well.  I figure if masks are…

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Thank you nurses

At the end of March I checked in with my sisters. They are both nurses. I wanted to make sure they had the protective equipment and wear that they needed, and also do a mental and emotional health check in with all that is going on in the world right now. My sister sent me…

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nurse on front lines

Earlier this week I sent a text message checking in with my sisters, they are both nurses. One sister works in more of a clinical setting, the other is working on the front lines in the VA hospital.  We talked about our fears right now, a mental health check between the three of us, our…

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I met Renee back in early March, I knew I had to draw her.  While drawing her portrait these are the words that came to me. I think most of us can identify with them:   Looking forward, Feeling the light and possibilities ahead. Strong. Learning to trust in herself. Powerful, beautiful woman.    …

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learn to color a cardinal

For years I dismissed colored pencils, they seemed so basic, so unimpressive.  After discovering what can be done with colored pencils in 2019 it changed my perspective. I was wrong.  Did you know there are “tricks” that can be done with these basic colored pencils we’re all used to seeing?  Things that involve rubbing alcohol…

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drawing a yellow butterfly

During this time where so many of us are hunkered down at home and kids are off school in many places I wanted to create some videos that can provide some fun.  I’ll be posting more in the weeks to come. If you have family who is at home with the kids or teens or…

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Hello all, I recorded a video that is just a few minutes long. It lays out why I’m in beautiful Asheville and what my plans are coming up to share with you during these coming weeks of quarantines and people off school. During the video I ask you a question, I’m looking for ideas. I’d…

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Grandpa with portrait remembrance

Through the years I’ve shared bits about my Grandpa Franklin.  He was a medic during WWII, a sports fanatic, a junior high counselor, a teacher, and a story teller. He’s been there for all of my 42 years. I never imagined the gift I’d be given of being able to honor him during his transition…

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