I am a mother, a grandmother and a contemporary realist painter currently living in Montana. I was encouraged to be an artist when I was younger due to some sad events in my life. Through this experience I started to learn and understand how much of an impact being an artist and the art world in general could have on a person if given a chance. Later, I wanted to be a seascape painter and went to school where I received my Associates in Fine Art/Humanities (2007) and have been able to continue my artistic education through books, the internet and personal experiences. Today I do not just paint the ocean but I paint anything that inspires me. Through my artwork, I want to encourage happy thoughts, happy memories and positive perspectives in order to stimulate a happy heart within my viewer whether it be from a nature scene to something as simple as a favorite coffee cup. - Frankie Stockman 2021

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I was watching a documentary on "stress". It was pretty interesting. What I learned from the show was that if you love others and give to others it actually can make you younger. However - You have to ENJOY loving others and giving to others. Can not be something that puts you out. It has to be TRUE. :) That made me smile. They showed the physiology of how it all works. :) LIVE - LOVE - LAUGH really is the three ingredients to staying forever young and healthy. :)  There was a lot more.. If you have netflix.. look it up.

My oldest daughter is moving out this weekend to go to college.. Am I sad?? Nope. I am actually happy for her.  I worry a little for her but not that much.. I know she will do alright. :)    I am pretty much living through her I think. I did not get to move away and go to college. I wanted to. Instead I was a mom at such a young age..

What I am concerned about is that she is opening up a room in my house by leaving. Sooooo here is the thing.. I want to use the room for my art room and have my own space finally and yet I am torn and want to give the room to my seven year old for her own space so she can feel a little more grown up... She shares her room with my five year old son. (sigh)

All I know is I am going to go and pick up my paintings from the tea shop today.. Its time to bring them home. :)

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