Sandy Blows

Earlier in the week I blogged about resilience in our ButterflyKissesbook blog.  My recent trip up to the Jersey coast to visit my friend Betsey Regan was a reminder about what we need to survive- and stay a float in times of upheaval.  Betsey, a wondeful artist who has been on my Artist as Collector Series was heavily hit by Super Storm Sandy.  
This is not Betsey’s house, but close enough
We spent the day together and she gave me a tour of her area. 

It has been a rough road for so many, heartbreaking.

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Betsey has to rebuild and the road is rocky, frustrating, and these days, cold.

Hutch, Nanci & Betsey keeping warm

But what I love, and this speaks to resilience- is how, even in her turmoil and uncertainty, she finds ways to have little places of beauty and comfort in her house.

She will rebuild.

and in the meantime, that girl is still painting!

Betsey’s studio in the midst of it all!

Now that’s inspiring!

Who inspires you these days?


  1. Teresa Beyer
    January 25, 2013

    Betsy you are truly an inspiration ~
    Thank you for sharing your life with me.

  2. Sharmon Davidson
    January 27, 2013

    It’s sad to see so much destruction. Betsy really is an inspiration; withstanding such trials is admirable enough, but still painting through it all- wow! That is true resilience!

  3. Nanci Hersh
    January 28, 2013

    So true Teresa and Sharmon. Betsey has one of the most disciplined studio practices of anyone I know… and with everything going on, she just sent my son a fabulous painting! Thank you for commenting… it certainly makes blogging more fun.


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