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December 30, 2018

“It started with a hummingbird…”

Rebecca spent her days as a small child, drawing and doodling, covering every surface with her art. During her high school years, she drifted away from doing art - until a hummingbird brought her back.

“When I began painting again at 66 I tried painting realistically.  A close friend was losing her battle with breast cancer, and I came to stay with her to help.  She was very weak and could do nothing but sit and watch tv and her beloved hummingbirds feeding outside her window.  I was having a hard time coping with the thought of losing her, needing something to occupy my mind and wanted to do something , anything to bring her even the tiniest bit of joy.  I decided to paint a hummingbird for her.  I went on YouTube and watched a tutorial and painted that hummingbird.  She died not long after.  I began painting obsessively as a catharsis.  4 years later I am still painting obsessively.  There isn’t a day that goes by that she isn’t on my mind.  Painting is...

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