2012 MSAA Art Showcase Entrants
ChrisAnn McBride – Bend, OR
My name is ChrisAnn McBride. I am 45 yrs old and a mom of 3 grown children A son that is a farmer, a son that is a Marine, and a daughter that is in the Coast Guard and a stepdaughter that is 14. I have 6 grandchildren. My Husband and I will be married 5 yrs on Feb 23. I have always drawn and painted by numbers and sewed with my Nana growing up. I have learned more about painting and drawing and of my artistic ability in the last 8 yrs. I have several artist friends that have helped me along the way. I’ve taken one semester of art drawing classes and some color classes along the way. I enjoy creating and exploring and learning. I was dx with MS in Sept 2007. It was very hard…to say the least. I since have experience many emotions, physical changes, fatigue, infusions every 28 days, glasses, weight gain, ect…but in retrospect I have learned more about myself, I have a true love of my life, I have gain a stepdaughter, I have met new friends, and I have learned to appreciate, love, forgive, accept, and read my body, slow down, read more, and create. I have learned to allow myself to feel what I am feeling. Mourning for me was a necessity. Once I let my past life go and embraced the new life…I started to learn to enjoy.
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