This coloring book is dedicated to the memory of my husband, Larry Jacknin. Larry was diagnosed with ALS in September 2013 and stopped working at the beginning of 2014.
Larry and I made a very conscious choice to live life. He had ALS but the disease would not define who he was nor what he could do. While Larry was battling ALS, we traveled to Israel, went to Colorado for his daughter's wedding, wintered in Florida, and enjoyed time with family and friends.
The most important thing we tried to convey is that everyone in life faces challenges. ALS was a tough diagnosis to receive but instead of focusing on the negative, we focused on what Larry could do.
We had always dreamed of being artists, and when Larry left work we spent our spare time turning what we saw and felt into stained-glass mosaics. Larry passed away February 23, 2016. In the two years after he stopped working we created over fifty pieces of art together.
You'll find many of the works that Larry and I created together in the pages of this book, together with some reminisces about the artworks and our life together.
Larry was a man who was bright, imaginative and loving. He listened, cared deeply for his friends and family, and pressed on when others might have given up. It is my hope that in reading this book and coloring in our mosaics that you might feel some of that spirit yourself.
I will be donating 30% of the proceeds I receive from the sale of every book to the ALS Association, Western PA Chapter.
Debbie Maier Jacknin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This and other fine artistic products, antiques, community events and classes may be found at Songbird Artistry, www.songbirdartistry.com
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