I had the privilege of having 8-year-old Artist Ellie Potvin and her mother Amy in the studio on Dec 14 for an oil painting lesson and a few fun hours at the easel. Ellie is a beautiful, creative girl suffering from Stage 4 Relapse Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer. I have been following Ellie through her CaringBridge website and have been praying for the Potvin Family.

Two of Ellie's paintings have been reproduced as limited edition high quality giclee prints (courtesy of Chromatype) are available online at and in Charlotte at Studio 21 Fine Art (118 E Kingston Avenue) and my local gallery Sophia's Gallery (1528 East Blvd). We look forward to offering additional prints soon -- she revisits the studio for another session this week!

Please remember sweet Ellie in your prayers.