JACKIE

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I first met Dave at Kaldi’s, where we discussed the idea of surprising Jackie with a painting at Christmas. Jackie was not a stranger to me. She had supported me throughout my journeys as an artist and as a cancer patient, and I knew her to be loving and upbeat. But listening to Dave talk… Read more »

TRUE LOVE

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Love isn’t always red roses and pink hearts. It’s not always tied with a bow and its truth is never fully expressed on birthdays and anniversaries. It has a really ugly side we like to hide because it’s not presentable or packageable. Sometimes love is Febreezing a room to cover up the stink of the… Read more »

LISA

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Tom and Lisa are family friends of mine, and Lisa has always dropped hints to Tom about wanting a piece of my art. With Christmas approaching, Tom knew it was time to pull the trigger. As we met for coffee, Tom shared his excitement at the idea of creating a unique piece for Lisa, inspired… Read more »

6 Ways to Fill Up

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Take the time, slow down…..something I often feel annoyed with but decreasing the hurry and taking the time is worth every second. These are six ideas that can help “fill your tank”. Prayer in a quiet alone zone. Proclaiming positive affirmation out loud. It does not matter if you believe them. Hearing it out loud… Read more »

6 Ways To Express Love and Gratitude to Others

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“Feeling love and gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” –William Arthur Ward 1. Simply listen to someone with your full attention. 2. Look someone straight in the eyes and say, “You make the world a better place.” 3. Pinpoint something you admire about someone’s commitment to their… Read more »