Mural by Jackson Pollock

Atoms of Gratitude: Enduring Beauty

I stole a couple hours with my “Aunt” (close family friend) Mary Pappajohn to tour the Des Moines Art Center while I was home last week. As we ate lunch, I looked out over the building I took art lessons in as a child from… Keep Reading »

Atoms of Gratitude: Why Art Makes Me Happy

As a restless teenager I could not wait to leave Des Moines to see the world. I never once entertained the idea of moving back, snubbing my nose at the idea every time my parents pleaded with me, but you know what? Sometimes it takes… Keep Reading »