By Erik Schubach
2013 by Erik Schubach
Published by Erik Schubach at Smashwords
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Mia Jacobs was busy in the art studio in her garage, putting the finishing touches on the two pieces for the Christmas exhibit at the downtown Seattle gallery. She had turned down four other prestigious galleries across the nation for this exhibit. After all, it was only right to show it in their hometown. It still amazed her that her art was in such high demand. To her, it was just her imperfect way of conveying her own feelings and emotions, and she never thought that anyone else would understand what she was trying to say with each piece.
She was frowning, not a good look for her attractive face that just screamed femininity, it caused little crows feet to appear at the side of her eyes. That's something she was noticing lately as she rapidly approached her fortieth birthday, little lines like that were appearing more and more frequently. Though she looked almost ten years younger she still felt old unless she was working on her art or speaking with her daughter.