Margie's Art Studio  

             
   {Illustrating encouragement}

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My husband and I work in an emergency shelter with at-risk youth. They come to our program and then either go to another program or go right back to the environment where they came from.
 I wanted to give them a tangible gift of some of the lessons they learned while with us - so "Life is a Circus" came to be. 
"Life is a Circus - Life lessons from the Greatest Show on Earth"  is the title of my upcoming book. The book is is filled with different circus characters and each character has a lesson to teach. For example, above is "The Bearded Lady" whose name is "Beauty" and her lesson is about us embracing our features for what they are and not for what society tries to make us believe they should be. 
There is also "Risk" who teaches us about taking chances. 
There are about fifteen characters and lessons;The ringleader, Beauty, Lion Tamer, Aerial Artist, Clown, Contortionist, High Dive Act, Knife Thrower's Assistant, Balancing Act, fire Eater, The Tattooed Lady, Elephant Act, the Fat Lady, and more.
Lessons include;  Beauty, inner critic, being fearless, Humor, choices, Adapting, taking a risk, trust, balance, being unique, healing, it ain't over until it's over...
If you would like to be part of passing on this book of tangible lessons, so they have it as a reminder of what they can be and they don't have to be a product of their circumstances, you can donate below.
As a thank you - below are some gifts - more coming soon.
$1 - $9 - Virtual Hugs and kisses!
$10- $15 - 1 FREE 4 by 6 print
$16 - $25 - 1 FREE 8 by 10 print

                              Thank you so much!