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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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Falling off the wagon is a GOOD thing

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Falling off the wagon is a GOOD thing

I realized recently that it's stilly to beat myself up when I mess up a routine or habit I've been working on cultivating, because messing it up gives you perspective. How can you tell if something's working or not otherwise? My light bulb moment came because my coach pushed me to move my meditation to first thing in the morning to make sure it gets done. I was trying to do it around lunch, and I really enjoyed the reset it gave my day, but of course I missed days here and there because things get busy, I don't always...

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Small Business Superstar

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Small Business Superstar

I found out I was nominated as a Small Business Superstar with the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce over the weekend!Like...whaaaaat?!?!?! I never would have expected something like this at this point in my art business! I feel like I am still getting started and there's always so much more to do. But that's also just life, I suppose.Anyway, thank you thank you thank you to whoever nominated me for this. It's incredibly encouraging and motivating.

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February Events

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February Events

I've been quiet around here lately. I had a confirmed case of Covid 19 and it kicked my butt for nearly two weeks. Things have been moving behind the scenes nevertheless, and I have my art in three places during the month of February 2022! First up, my art is still at Lifted Spirits Distillery in the Crossroads through the end of the month. Stop in for a delicious cocktail and enjoy the view while sipping! Next up, on Wednesday I installed some of my smaller works at the Turner Community Library in Kansas City Kansas. They will be on...

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