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Karen Jones

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Karen Jones grew up in rural Indiana on a small family farm. Her father worked construction all his life and her mother was a writer. The last born in a family of seven, Karen wore too many hand-me-downs and heard “grown-up” conversations long before she should have. But that large, semi-dysfunctional family taught her a lot about life, love, and sticking together. Each special moment, each family crisis, and each unique family personality from her childhood molded her into the crazy, quirky, and creative person she is. And she wouldn’t trade a single triumph or trauma.

She married her complete opposite. Her husband, Rob, is rational, logical and analytical. They make a great pair. She shows him the creative side of life and he keeps her fro
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MEDIOCRITY

MEDIOCRITY

A Thief in the Life Collection

Acrylic on canvas, 36 X 36


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People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. ~ Andrew Carnegie


What would Andrew Carnegie know about mediocrity? He amassed a fortune equivalent to $309 billion today and is still considered the wealthiest American ever to live even though

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