Two days away from the show at Leanne's and the weather forecast isn't looking good. (Rain date is Sunday, April 26th) That will not deter me though. Even with my feet hurting so much it's painful to stand for long and exhausted from a longer than normal day at my full time job, I intend to finish the last step for the five flowers I created for this show. I am a determined person. You really have to be to be an artist I believe. It's too easy to say I'm too tired and hope you'll feel up to it tomorrow. If I gave into that way of thinking I'd never produce any work. There was a time I put off creating. And then I started working in the health care field as an Activity Director. I realized one day that I could not wait until I had energy or had more time or retired to create. There are many things that can happen to us (our bodies and our minds) along this journey of life. I already feel the arthritis in my hands and have for several years. When I start to complain about the pain or even how much my feet hurt I think about the people I have served and what they had to over come each day just to eat or go to an activity and I push through it. My life may not be where I thought it would be or how I envisioned it. I am certainly not a famous artist or even known in my own hometown. But I am blessed.
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I'm Jennifer Nichols, a mixed media artist from North Carolina. I enjoy capturing the essence of nature through a variety of materials. I incorporate found objects such as strainers and bottle caps into my work. I am drawn to these items but it is also important to me to do my part to protect our environment by keeping things out of the land fill.