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I just shipped this painting off to its new owner. She is the winner of last month’s poetry contest for Fighting Cancer with Poetry. They bring awareness to all forms of cancer through the voices of Creatives. I was so honored to be the featured artist for their contest this fall!

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A closeup

I had taken a long break from creating to relax, regroup and enjoy the summer. It was a much needed hiatus! At the same time, I’ve been facing some challenges that have been especially taxing, to the point where I’ve retreated in some ways. This new portrait is my first real project in a while and honestly, it’s right on time. It also feels great to do something for such an important charity. You should definitely take some time to learn about Fighting Cancer With Poetry and donate to their cause. I found their rep to be sincere, enthusiastic and easy to work with!

Through the late nights, I had a lot of fun working on this piece. There were certainly moments of doubt though, especially in the beginning. It’s a little bit hard to push through those feelings and thoughts, but I’ve learned that you just have to kerp going. All of that is nothing compared to that moment when you know that it starts to come together. It really feels good to start getting back into the fray again!

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