....of my creative mind likely came from this woman, my maternal grandmother, or Nana to those who knew her. She was a very talented women, especially talented in painting. I will try to take some photos of the beautiful pieces she created. She taught me how to paint when I was about 12 and I won a few ribbons in the state fair.
I love the cuff around her upper arm in the childhood photo (one with and one without auto touch up!).
And here is another photo of her in her stunning teenage years. I believe she is 19 here, just the year she and my Pa got married. She is a beauty!