Category Archives: People

David Tutera: Dream Bigger, Smile Bigger

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As an artist and business owner I never really thought about my self-confidence until I realized I stopped smiling for photos or hid my happiness behind a fake smile with my mouth closed. That’s why it became so important for … Continue reading

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Mom, Teacher, Mentor: Now and Forever

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For teachers everywhere – On this day and every day I want you to know I’m grateful for your hard work in helping me to grow For your constant understanding and for always being there To tell me I can … Continue reading

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The girl who dared to be ME.

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Meet the ‘girl’ who dared to be ME – Melissa Eickhoff. If I had to describe her legacy in a few words, they would be: rugged, girly, quietly powerful, smart and an independent free spirit. This is a ‘girl’ who didn’t … Continue reading

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What will be your legacy?

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This past Christmas I found myself thinking about all the great memories I have with my family. My husband’s parents have been the glue to our gatherings and for that we are very grateful. I am especially thankful for my … Continue reading

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For Jim: “Have Passion. Create. Illuminate.” Part 2

If you read part 1 of my blog about this painting for Jim Hancock (who I referred to as “Mr. X” to not ruin his surprise), this post (part 2) will give you a tour of the 82 layer finished piece. Plus the motivation of why it … Continue reading

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For an Inspiring Man. His Painting in Progress: Part 1

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After recently starting a new painting, I thought this would be an ideal piece to share my process and story telling behind each layer as I go. This 30″x30″ commissioned painting will be a gift to a generous man and mentor who … Continue reading

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Remembering.

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Like for many, this time of year makes me feel nostalgic about what I’ve done this year, how I got here and how much there is to look forward to in the coming year. I thought I would take this time to … Continue reading

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