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Beginning Again- Here we go 2018!

Wow y’all. I really let my blog go. I started to write about our journey as a special needs family, and along the way, I started to wonder what on earth is my focus with my business, my life, and with this little space on the interwebs?!  So, I took some time off from writing, and after all of the love, support, and just flat out incredible messages from you all, I finally think I know what to do with this blog. I want to share what you can expect from me.

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Tablescaping for Habitat for Humanity

About a month ago, I received an email from Restore director, Amy McLoughlin to design and participate in a tablescape challenge in which all items donated would be sold to benefit Habitat for Humanity. It also had to incorporate items from my small business for promo purposes. SO FUN! I came up with a Peter Rabbit theme where I illustrated and hand-painted bunny napkins, and made a pretty sweet illustrated invitation, map, rsvp, and calligraphed the menu and leaf place cards. The tablescape turned out great! By great, I mean, I’m proud to have my name next to it. Anyway, I just wanted to share my tablescape adventure in case any of you have upcoming events where you need to decorate a table!

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Spring Cleaning & Making 2017 Happen!

Hey y’all! I realize it’s been awhile since I last wrote. There have been some major changes happening here on the MarisaMade site and I want to tell you all about them and the exciting things that are happening in 2017!

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Adventures in Face Painting

Last weekend, I was hired to face paint tweens and teens faces at Tamarack in West Virginia by a friend of mine who works with the RAZE campaign. My first thought of face painting was using those chubby, little, crayon-like sticks of paint to draw smiley faces, hearts, and stars. Nope, nope, and nope. Face painting is no joke! It is a serious art form. Think, mini masterpieces on every single face you paint! Tiger faces, princess crowns, beautifully colored butterflies, skulls that looked pretty real…I was intimidated, and really unprepared. 

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Painting Jordan's Journey

Last summer, my dear friend, Cindy Chamberlin, who was Maxwell’s physical therapist mentioned that she thought I was the right artist to paint a very special picture for her. The picture she wanted me to paint, the story she wanted me to tell, was Jordan’s Journey.  Jordan was Cindy’s daughter who passed away from Trisomy 18 three days after she was born.

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