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“Your journey is like no other. Your talents are unique to you. Your gifts can make a difference in ways others’ can’t.”


Tonight in the KDS Gallery a collection of cyanotype photographs by Katie Davis will be on display. Join us in our gallery for some light refreshments and beautiful photography. If you are unable to attend, we will be tweeting live updates on Twitter under the hashtag #kdsBLUE.

Hope to see you there! Here is a sneak peek…

Now that Valentine’s Day is behind us, let’s take a moment to reflect and have a little fun while we’re at it.

Share your Valentine’s Day story about how you spent this past Valentine’s Day and you could win a copy of Kathy’s book “Scatter Joy: Living, Giving, and Creating A Life You Love” AND a selection of Kathy Davis Greeting Cards!

Write a few sentences in the comment section below to recap a romantic date, a funny mishap, or something special that made you feel the love of Valentine’s Day.

The contest runs from Feb. 23rd – Feb. 25th

Good Luck! We look forward to hearing about your Valentine’s Day!

Join us next Friday, February 25th in the KDS Gallery for “BLUE” a cyanotype photography series by Katie Davis. The opening reception starts at 5pm and runs until 7pm. Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!


There are so many reasons to occasionally take a break and travel to someplace new. It re-charges your batteries and inspires with new sights and experiences. My recent trip to Mexico was filled with many simple pleasures, from the beautiful beaches and ocean to the colorful handicrafts I found in the small shops.

But one of my favorite reasons to travel is the new people you meet – people you would not have met otherwise…people who often challenge your thinking and remind you that in spite of the interesting differences among people from around the world, we are, in many ways, very much the same.

While in Playa Del Carmen, I was lucky to meet a fellow watercolor artist, named Theresa Lucas.

Theresa, from Indiana, won the trip as an award from Wyndham Worldwide! Her talent is very special, indeed. Born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (a rare condition that affects one in 3000 births), Theresa has overcome her “diff-ability” by holding the paintbrush in her mouth. (Theresa prefers the term “diff-ability” over “disability”. She says “dis” means “can’t”, and she “can” do things, just differently!)

One of my favorite paintings of Theresa’s is called “Blue Serenity”. It has a very calming beauty about it.

In addition to painting, Theresa teaches and does motivational speaking about overcoming disabilities. She has been featured in Ladies Home Journal and recently was honored with the “Women On Their Way” award.

Theresa’s story is a wonderful example of finding joy through art – and sharing that joy with the rest of the world.

Please visit her website.

I hope you find her story, talent and courage as inspiring as I do.