Thursday, March 10, 2016

March is kidney awareness month, in addition to women's history month. Both are very important to me of course, but without my transplant I would not be here today, and neither would my art!

After celebrating my 15 year transplant anniversary, I feel grateful and renewed. Today, March 10th, is world kidney day. Many people suffer from kidney failure, but it is most difficult to see young children suffer. Children are very resilient, but they need hope.

My upcoming book, Azana's Ribbons, was written for children dealing with kidney failure in hopes that it would bring them joy and inspiration. Look for more details soon.

Learn more about kidney disease and organ donation through the National Kidney Foundation, and please help me to raise awareness and support for research about my particular ailment, IGA Nephropathy at

Thank you for your continued support!

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking to 300 students from Central Gwinnett High School's Arts Academy. It was amazing at how receptive and inspired the children were during and after my speech. As an artist, it is so important to be able to share my creative journey with children, and inspire them to greatness!

The importance of having a dream, and having the support you need to believe and pursue it, is pivotal to the success of many children. It is important for artists, and other professionals in their fields, to inspire children to hope and dream so that they can see life beyond their own limitations.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."- Eleanor Roosevelt

See the write-up in the Gwinnett Daily!

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

2015 was a fantastic creative year, filled with wonderful exhibitions. I met some amazing people and felt inspired to release myself in my creativity. Art truly is life.

Here are some pictures from some of my exhibits in 2015!

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