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Share Some Sunshine While Staying Home

My husband and I both work from home and have a "routine" that works for us, alternating between one of us working while the other wrangles our toddler during the day, so this quarantine thing hasn't really made our daily lives look too different from normal. (Don't get me wrong, having everything closed has made us get more creative - and patient - with entertaining Oliver).  Lately he's really gotten into coloring (which I love, of course) so today I let him color up a storm and then I'll turn those tiny masterpieces into cards to send to his grandparents. We were planning to see some of them at Easter, but with all that's going on right now I don't...

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5 Artists that Will Calm Your Nerves and Make You Smile

As I write this, we're in the middle of all the Corona Virus craziness. I have tried to stay off social media and avoid the news a good bit, because I can feel myself tense up any time I tune in to it.  One thing that helps me is looking at art that I find soothing. When I create my own art, I try to paint pieces that will bring a sense of calm into whatever space they are displayed in. I have pulled together a list of some of my favorite artists below. I hope you find one that can bring you some peace of mind. I'm not telling you to go out and buy something from all of...

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