This Christmas is different from my treasured Christmases Past.
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
People often ask me the why of what I do, and I’ve finally found the words to explain—painting lets me communicate when words fail. When I need painting inspiration I simply go into the yard and spend a few minutes communing with my colorful, petaled friends. The flowers are my paint.
Paint a Scarf took the 2019 Bronze Telly Award for its “How to Paint a Silk Scarf” instructional video. Paint a Scarf’s production was honored alongside videos from Microsoft, Dyson and PBS in the “DIY and How-To” category.
A swath of royal purple corduroy is finally put to use in a homemade quilt 46 years in the making. My mom would love that her great-granddaughter is enjoying the sewing she started long ago.
Gene Medaris (1929-2019) My father passed away yesterday, after a long journey through the shadows of dementia. He was my
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.