Gene Medaris (1929-2019) My father passed away yesterday, after a long journey through the shadows of dementia. He was my
About Gina MurrowGina is the founder and artist-in-chief at Paint a Scarf. She and her husband David invented the upright multi-position silk painting rack. The Murrows have three children and four grandkids. They live in Chugiak, Alaska
Why had I waited so long to get extra care for Dad? Two reasons: foolish pride and a foolish vow.
We'd made it home for Christmas. Now it was time for the long road back, and I wasn't sure I was ready to start caregiving again.
I’m realizing it wasn’t fame and notoriety that I craved over the years, it was having influence. And as I age, I’m realizing influence comes in many forms. I’m still afraid of being forgotten. But I’m going to begin cutting back on work in small steps.
Flying my 89-year-old father home to Alaska for Christmas, wasn't a safe thing to do, but it was a good thing. We made it home for Christmas.
It took us three years and more hurdles than you want to know, but Paint a Scarf finally has its patent.
Over the past month I faced the decision so many female entrepreneurs face – what to put first, my family or my business?
Is o.k. to be boring? What would it be like to answer at a party when asked by someone, “What do you do?” I’d probably say, “I’m an artist” and only talk about 1% of my day. But it’s my favorite 1%.
Why, oh why, is it so hard for us to give ourselves permission to paint?
As Debbie painted the look of worry melted into a smile of pure joy. Her face was radiant when she saw her finished masterpiece.