Monday, July 25, 2011

New Friend and a Must Have Book

Hey everyone, I am very excited to tell you all about a wonderful new friend I was able to spend some time with on my vacation.

Barb Owen is a mixed media and fabric artist that lives in Columbia Missouri. I met her in the chat room of Paula Phillips on Ustream. She lives about half way between Kansas City and where my son lives in Missouri. I went to her beautiful home on my way to my son's for a few short minutes, and then, again on my way back to the airport the next week.

Folks, this lady is simply amazing. She has a beautiful studio where she can create wonderful creations. But the best part I must tell you about is this:

Barb, with the help of her son wrote this book for the folks out there that has dealt with or will have to deal with becoming a caregiver for someone in their life, whether it be an elderly parent or someone else. It just became available in paperback, and she just finished the audio portion, reading it herself. There is an ebook in the works also, plus a website. Whew! Busy lady! AND she illustrated the book herself from her journals!

Barb has put her own personal experience in this project to help others. Please check it out on Amazon, or go to the website that she and her son has built,

Thanx for supporting this great lady that I am proud to call my friend and this cause. Unfortunately a lot of us will be there someday and the strength of this book will help us when we actually have to deal with this type of situation.

Thanx for listening.


PaperPumpkin said...

I have to check this out, as my best friend just had to move his mom from a hospital to rehab, and is wondering if she'll ever really be able to live alone in her own home again...Thanks for sharing, and for caring. Kathy

Cheryl said...

What a cool new friend you have! And an author! How cool is that? I think it's wonderful she wrote a book to help people and put her own artwork in it.