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Paint a Rock Star Backstage? Why Not?!!!

This Sunday I was profoundly blessed to hang backstage with the INCREDIBLE band MercyMe, and paint an oil portrait for the lead singer, Bart Millard. Well, begin one anyway. He’ll receive it in about 120 days. A profoundly gracious, kind and talented man, I feel blessed to get to know him a bit as he fluidly moved from setup, to …

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Portraits Capture the Spirit Within

Article by JAMIE CHASE Robbi Firestone’s portraits capture the spirit within By Victoria Becker For Tacoma Weekly Published on: October 16, 2008 Two things are true about Robbi Firestone. One is that most people who meet her for the first time do not forget her. The second is that her portraits have the same effect, making her one of our …

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Conscious Beauty

One thing I know for sure is that a clan of stellar women are required for my good living. I simply cannot stay sane without a group of intelligent, conscious, loving, honest, authentic and direct women in my life. Are you spending enough time with your women? They support us in ways man simply cannot, as magnificent as Man is…. …

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What fear stops you?

I fell off my bicycle when I was eleven. With mirror glass driven into my bone, quartz stone jagged, piercing, imbedded into flesh, the slightest breeze screamed through my skin. I dug shards of stone and glass out of my layers of my body with a steak knife heated on the stove. Epidermis, ligament, cartilage, bone. It took an hour. …

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Holiday Love Letters

One very cold Missouri Christmas, my parents had little money for presents. My beloved step mother spent Christmas eve distraught. When I went to bed she was crying; she felt she couldn’t ‘give us enough’. Christmas morning I awoke, trying to soften the disappointment I knew would come. I understood this was out of my parents control. When I finally …

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VOTE! here’s how…

Election 2008 Voting Information Today, November 4th, is Election Day! Remember to voteā€”not just for Barack Obama, but for Congressional, state, and local candidates as well. Where and when do I vote? Find your polling place, voting times, and other important information by checking out these sites and the hotline below. These resources are good, but not perfect. To be …

Agape Art Show complete…in my living room!

HI Everyone! what a great day! My living room is filled with all my pieces prepping for the Agape show! Also, a letter came today from Morgan James Publishing telling me they have accepted my proposal! AND I got a call from Hollywood…MORE DEtails to come (when I know what I can say because I signed a non-disclosure agreement with …

Santa Monica Beach…ummmm, I’m home!

Hellooooo my friends…here is where I’m happiest…my home beach in Santa Monica where I overcome my fear of sharks (thank you my beloved surfer boyfriend, always), met the dearest people of my life, learned of Burning Man on all levels and comforted myself in times of great challenge. This day I enjoyed a 4 mile walk in the sand. ummmmmmm,,,,,, …

Dia de los Muertos!

Hi Folks! I’m at the coolest gallery in the Pacific Northwest: Tacoma’s own Two Vaults Gallery owned and operated by Paula Tutmarc. She is by far the hippest chic in the little city, anchoring the art community with her keen eye and brilliant sensibilities and fun, open hearted vibe. She creates the most wonderful experiences for both patron and artist, …