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he Life Changing Magic of Unexpected Detours

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Last month my husband and I spent 10 days in Florida. It was our first big vacation in about two years, and it was greatly needed. It had a rocky start & end (airline travel is THE WORST) but overall was an amazing experience.Visiting the Florida Keys has been on my wish list for a while. And while on our final drive back towards Miami, my husband humored my impromptu and last minute requests to stop in a couple local art galleries. When we travel we make a point to focus on local--local bars, restaurants, and souvenirs--so local art galleries...

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So This is Watercolor!

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So This is Watercolor!

Last month I did a Facebook live event with local curator & businesswoman Jan Jensen, discussing my watercolor process and background. Here's the replay if you missed us live.

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Visit the "Pass It On" Heart

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Visit the "Pass It On" Heart

154 giant hearts are scattered throughout the Kansas City area now through the end of May. You may see a few just going about your daily life, but it might be a fun challenge to see how many of them you can visit this spring! The updated Parade of Hearts website is now live! It includes heart info, artist bios, and location info. The new app has GPS maps, the heart & bio info, activities, and offers as well. The "Pass It On" heart is sponsored by PNC Bank & the Power & Light District. It's in a great location...

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"Pass It On"

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"Pass It On"

The "Pass it On" heart for the 2022 Parade of Hearts in Kansas City features over 300 handprints from my husband's 8th & 9th grade English classes. It was a truly collaborative project--I came up with the idea but couldn't have achieved it without him. Even the school custodians had to help--they had to take apart a door so we could get the giant heart in and out of the school!The biggest thanks goes to my husband, who I volun-told to do this with his students, who helped me haul the heart back and forth multiple times, and who is my...

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It's a Parade (of Hearts)!

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It's a Parade (of Hearts)!

  Parade of Hearts is a celebration of art in the heartland featuring 5 foot tall heart sculptures painted by area artists. Over 700 designs were submitted in the fall of 2021, and I was one of 123 artists chosen to paint a total of 154 hearts. (Most of us got to paint a single heart; a few got to do two.) Somehow I never posted updates about this huge project here on my blog though! So here we go, from the beginning..... "Pass it On" was selected from my two proposals, and I went to pick up my blank white heart...

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