A little peek inside the sketchbook and mind of artist, Kristie Vargo


And then there is Mrs. Surtz, my high school instructor. She had a reputation of being a perfectionist. A teacher that didn’t just teach. She challenged. Looking at it through students’ eyes, she was tough. Looking at it now, she was still tough but she also inspired. She knew your strengths. She knew how to push you on to get the absolute best out of you. She challenged you to dig deep into that talent. And most importantly, she believed in you.

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I am truly blessed

I am truly blessed. For some it takes a lifetime, for others it may never happen, but for me it all came together so beautifully. I was one of the lucky ones that figured out my true calling in life relatively early. As a child, I slept with my crayons. I invented board games. I wrote fanciful stories. I drew colorful pictures. I painted with water on the sidewalks. I created wooden sculptures in my dad's workshop from scraps. I was a creator. I still am. 

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