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Nominate / Decorate Instagram Giveaway

Nominate / Decorate Instagram Giveaway

Where is there a place for art in a pandemic? Well one thing I know is art brings joy, (especially when it’s free) and it’s one way we can say tha...
Upcoming Events You Can Enjoy from Home

Upcoming Events You Can Enjoy from Home

LIVE STUDIO TOUR 4/2  +  STUDY HALL Q & A FUNDRAISER 4/4 + NEW GRATITUDE MOBILE VIRTUAL CLASS 4/15 & 4/22 Fi...
Meaning Behind Art Part 10: "Lifeline"

Meaning Behind Art Part 10: "Lifeline"

(original post from Instagram 12/6/18)  On 4/21/17, my husband’s brother Steve, an avid cyclist, was biking downhill in Mill Vally, CA when an SUV...
Meaning Behind Art Part 9: "Be" Series

Meaning Behind Art Part 9: "Be" Series

(original post from Instagram 11/29/18) Everyone has personality traits they don’t like about themselves. But actually improving ourselves is easi...
Meaning Behind Art 8: Inspired by the Adriatic

Meaning Behind Art 8: Inspired by the Adriatic

(original post from Instagram 11/14/18)  In 2017, my husband & I spent 10 days in Croatia to celebrate my 40th birthday. It was probably my fa...
Meaning Behind Art Part 7: Inspired by Yellowstone

Meaning Behind Art Part 7: Inspired by Yellowstone

(original post from Instagram 11/8/18) This past summer, my family and I travelled to Yellowstone National Park and for as many pictures I had see...
Meaning Behind Art Part 6: "Stepping Stones"

Meaning Behind Art Part 6: "Stepping Stones"

(original post from Instagram 11/1/18) Have you ever seen that movie “Sliding Doors”? Basically, the main character misses the train & then th...
Meaning Behind Art Part 5: "Escape Conformity"

Meaning Behind Art Part 5: "Escape Conformity"

(original post from Instagram 10/25/18) I grew up in a pretty traditional household. I followed the rules and can safely say I’ve never been accus...
Meaning Behind Art Part 4: "Apart Together"

Meaning Behind Art Part 4: "Apart Together"

My husband Ed and I have been together 24 years - more than half my life. It’s really hard to imagine life without Ed and I feel thankful every da...
Meaning Behind Art Part 3: "Hope on the Horizon"

Meaning Behind Art Part 3: "Hope on the Horizon"

In 2015, my brother gave me the terrible news that Annie, his wife of 12 years, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Annie was like a sister to ...
Meaning Behind Art Part 2: "Midlife Catharsis"

Meaning Behind Art Part 2: "Midlife Catharsis"

I recently turned 40. I remember being in my teens and 20’s thinking people in their 40’s were old. (Ahhh, perspective...) But then when it was my...
Meaning Behind Art Part 1: "Rewriting the Path"

Meaning Behind Art Part 1: "Rewriting the Path"

Most don’t know the story of how my family moved from Maryland to Texas. I still can’t believe it myself. One winter afternoon, my husband and I w...