Please help

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I often feature some of my favorite artists and their work. Today is a little different. I want to tell you about Ron & Joanna. I have met neither of them in person. I am acquainted with Joanna’s art through her blog, her Etsy and ArtFire shops, and her online workshops. She is a gifted and generous artist – her online workshop if full of secret techniques – and I admire and respect her a great deal.

Recently, she mentioned that her husband, Ron, needed some medical treatment. Unfortunately, he had lost his job and they are without insurance. After jumping through hoops, Joanna got him in for an MRI which indicated the worst news ever: Ron has a brain tumor and without surgery, he has a month to live. My heart breaks for them. I cannot imagine the emotional roller coaster ride they’ve been on. Their story goes beyond the current situation… they have battled health and life issues in the past and survived.

A fund has been set up to help Ron and Joanna. And my dear friend, Kecia, wrote a very candid and touching blog post about how the kindness of others helped during  a very difficult journey of her own. I know times are tough for everyone but if you even have a couple extra dollars, please consider chipping in to help Ron and Joanna.

I’m behind

I’ve been absent from my blog… seems like forever since I last posted anything! I hope I still have a couple readers out there.

Here are some pictures of a charm I created for a round robin swap I’m involved in. I just loved this image but it was long and skinny. I wound up cutting it in two pieces and using the face for the front and the other piece for the back.

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