Close-Ups with Candy

From a Farm Girl to Living on Diva Time

From a Farm Girl to Living on Diva Time

What does freedom mean to you? For many of us, it’s about having the time to enjoy life with the people we love, doing the things we enjoy, and having enough money to do so comfortably. I have always had the desire to live a big life, so “just getting by” has never...

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Story Behind the Song: Tansy Dances

Story Behind the Song: Tansy Dances

My song “Tansy Dances” took me nearly a decade to write. It wasn’t because I had writer’s block – the lyrics were there and they came easily, but they were heavy. Not only did I not want to write a sad song, but the emotions I was feeling – the anger, the pain, the...

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The Story Behind Eye of The Tigress

The Story Behind Eye of The Tigress

 I am a firm believer that everything works out exactly as it’s meant to and there are no coincidences in life. SQuire Rushnell calls moments of divine intervention “God Winks” and the story of Eye of the Tigress is one of my favorites to tell. This little painting...

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My Glam Animal Art Collection

My Glam Animal Art Collection

  It all started in an art class in Nashville... How- you might ask- did the sassy, imaginative and diva-licious Glam Animal Art Series come to fruition? Like most of my artwork, the Glam Animals were not envisioned. It all started with me just playing in the...

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Writing the Candy Country Way

Writing the Candy Country Way

I cannot count the times in my life when I’ve asked myself “What was I thinking?”   I have certainly always lived my life on my terms, dancing to the beat of my own drum and allowing my intuition to guide me. I am the type of person that takes action based on how...

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Changing Course

Changing Course

I love and welcome changing courses in my life! It keeps me on my toes, teaches me to find comfort in the uncomfortable, and something new and different keeps life fun and fresh. I tend to get bored and antsy if I have a consistent routine. I can't do the same thing...

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