The Smithsonian Zoo

The Smithsonian Zoo

June 29, 2019 I was visiting the Smithsonian Zoo with some new friends from the National Gallery of Art. When we went to see the California Sea Lions I spotted a heart (there are actually two now that I look closer) the initial one is the white rock on top of the aquarium grate. For a moment there I was more focused on capturing the photo than on the seals – super fun surprise! Pic by Savannah...

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Loving Chalk

Loving Chalk

June 17, 2019 McKinlee was out drawing pictures on the driveway and at first this started out as a purple ballerina wearing high heals. Then she drew a man wearing a dress and was going to marry the ballerina. After that it turned into Mark and I. She drew a big heart around us and then said, “sorry mom, I tried to draw the perfect heart but I ran out of room.”   I replied, “I think it’s perfect just the way it is.” Pic submitted by...

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Mural work!

Mural work!

May 13, 2019 Last year when I was working with the talented artist Adam Turman, he was hired by the University of MN’s Boyton Health center. I believe the mural they commissioned was to celebrate their centennial. The mural had a little heart that I got to paint pictures just above my head. Fun times!!   pic by...

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Mosaic mirror

Mosaic mirror

May 12, 2019 My best friend Amanda made me a one of a kind mosaic mirror for my birthday. My favorite part is a little heart she included at the top – she knows I love them. Amanda practiced the art of mosaics last Summer in the South of France with her beautiful family. Now I get to enjoy this work of art everyday and think of them. She is so thoughtful ♥️   Pic by...

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