To my beautiful, loving, and amazing artist bride, Annie, who always believed in me even when I did not. Bless my seven children and six grandchildren, who have given me invaluable insight about what’s most important in life. They gave me a world and life worth living.

I would like to thank Mary Ann Hall, my editor, for believing in this book giving me a wonderful chance of a lifetime. Thank you, Pat Price, technical editor; without your amazing patience and writing skill I could not have brought this story into the light. And many thanks to Betsy Gammons, my tireless project manager, and the dedicated design staff.

Thank you Glenny Densem Moir with Art & Soul Retreats ( for the opportunity to teach these ...

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