True Renaissance

In my last blog I mentioned the importance of having a close group of friends to critique work and bounce ideas off of as something I find helpful. One friend in particular, one of my main sources of confidant for my art projects is such a person. They are the true embodiment of a person who writes, paints, creates in many mediums, and is a philosopher, an inventor, etc. In my mind, they can literally do anything they set their mind to. The reason I chose to write about them in this blog is to motivate others. Anytime I am confused, scared, or nervous about entering a competition, figuring things out on social media, you name it, they are there. A positive force in my life that builds me up and adds the word “and” instead of “but” when bouncing ideas off of them. They are considered a family member to me in so many ways and one of my husband and my closest friends. They watched our dog for us once and we came home to this beautiful painting of a tree from Mt. Charleston as a wonderful gift just because.

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This person is a rare entity who is so intelligent but does not boast, well not to many. People who meet them would not even fathom their level of brilliance. It takes them a good while to show their true self and I am so fortunate they opened up to become part of my family. Anytime I have a problem or question, they are who I communicate with to figure out my next steps art wise. They are a digital creator as well as a phenomenal writer. I am putting the link to their website and I highly recommend checking out their artwork. If you like any of their paintings and wanted to purchase anything, you would be helping out an amazing person. Currently this person is working many jobs and their main one is at a hospital cooking food for patients. They are just fantastic and I hope you like their style of artwork as it always lifts me up. I personally enjoy their humor, intelligence, and whimsy in every piece of artwork they create. Their writing may be my favorite. I am leaving their name off of this post as they are very humble and want their art to speak for itself. Please enjoy viewing their work at 

Their writing is under “Stories,” Blog is under “Logbook,”  and their artwork is under the “Portfolio” link at the bottom of every page on the website. 

Thank you for reading my blog and have a happy weekend!

-Karen Hilliard

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