September 2016

All the content from the September 2016 “Finding Family” issue!

This month’s over art: http://artist-f.com/

FEATURES

COVER ART: “Tender Moments” I work in several mediums, animals being my main subject. Currently my concentration is on Scratchboard, an engraving technique, where the artist incises into the board using a blade. Karyn was a woman with a heart of gold. She brought joy to everyone who entered her world. She called me up one day to come over to meet her new rescue dog. Leah, the dog, was scared of everyone accept for Karyn. While I was watching, Leah stretched her head over to Karyn and tenderly licked Karyn on the face. There was so much love and devotion exuding from the dog that it took my breath away. I knew I needed to capture this in my art. But, instead of portraying Karyn as an adult, I imagined what she would have looked like as an innocent child, and that is how I portrayed her here. My studio is located in the River Arts District of Asheville at 344 Depot St., Suite 103. Visitors are always welcome.

COVER ART: “Tender Moments” by local artist Stephanie Grimes. “I work in several mediums, animals being my main subject. Currently my concentration is on Scratchboard, an engraving technique, where the artist incises into the board using a blade. Karyn was a woman with a heart of gold. She brought joy to everyone who entered her world. She called me up one day to come over to meet her new rescue dog. Leah, the dog, was scared of everyone accept for Karyn. While I was watching, Leah stretched her head over to Karyn and tenderly licked Karyn on the face. There was so much love and devotion exuding from the dog that it took my breath away. I knew I needed to capture this in my art. But, instead of portraying Karyn as an adult, I imagined what she would have looked like as an innocent child, and that is how I portrayed her here. My studio is located in the River Arts District of Asheville at 344 Depot St., Suite 103. Visitors are always welcome.”  See more of her work at: artist-f.com           or on Facebook.

Sarah: Gift and Giver, a Letter to the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County

September Snippets

Our Endorphin Machine by Laurie Berry Clifford

Constance Williams – Artist, Advocate, Animal Lover – wins WNC AIDS Project by Emily Ostertag

Children’s Champion Marian Wright Edelman Coming to Asheville

Farm To School: Coming Together

Benefit Concert for Mission Foundation’s “Ladies Night Out”

The Grieving Quilt by Erin Campbell

Thoughts on the Rending, Mending, and Blending of Families by Lindley Myers

LEAF: Creating a Family of Diverse Communities by Cortina Caldwell

Creating Family Through Community by Marianne Kilkenny

A Mother’s Love and a Legacy of Healing: An interview with Michele Longo O’Donnell by Rev. Darlene Strickland

My Sewing Story by JeanAnn Taylor

DEPARTMENTS

Meet Our Advertisers

Save the Grapevine! by Ronni Lundy

Wine & Design by Dari Mullins – Photo by Sophia Phillips-Noll

Opinion

Words From The Editor by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker

CosmiComedy: All In The Family by Lavinia Plonka

Funny, Isn’t It? by Jeanne Charters

Brewing Up A Storm

Gabe Pickard – Factotum and Ebullient Conspirator in the Leavening Arts by Anita Riley

Currency Corner

Fix that Leaky Budget by Dawn Starks

Empowering Women

Embracing Parenthood by Jeanne Crane

Food For Thought

Feeding and Caring For Our Best Friends! by Sandy McCall

Home Space

It’s all just ‘stuff’ by Angie Mattson Steagall

It’s A Sellers Market: What Does That Mean For You? by Peggy Crowe

Minding Her Own Business

Ready, Set, and Rocket to New Heights with a Virtual Assistant Who’s Perfect for You by Katrina Bragg

Is It Really A Generational Issue? 4 Strategies To Build A More Engaged Team by Meridith Elliott Powell

Red-Carpet Diem! Seize the Opportunity for Better Customer Service by Donna Cutting

Help Us Find The Best Red Carpet Service In WNC

Speaking of Style

Print It Out! by JeanAnn Taylor

To Your Health

Can A ‘Paleo’ Diet Improve Your Health? by Medea Galligan, MS Nutrition, CHHC, AADP

From the Health Experts: Acid Blockers by Mike Rogers and Bill Cheek of Nature’s Vitamins & Herbs

Women Making Music

Playin’ It Forward – Two Life-Sustaining Benefit/Fundraisers by Peggy Ratusz

Words By Women

Poetry: The Great Kisser by Janis Gingermountain

Book Review: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, reviewed by Patricia Furnish

Book Review: “Red Mansions” by Cynthia Drew, reviewed by Mary Ickes

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