Her passion for art and for life inspire me. Just her outlook on life became the inspiration for my painting I created for her back in 2010. In exchange, she gave me this beautiful piece, entitled Butterfly Wishes.
When I look at this painting, it makes me think of how Carlleena rose above the chaos in her life. To make an appearance at her show on Friday night after something so traumatic -- it's inspiring. Above all, I could feel her gratefulness for being alive. Her attitude is beautiful, much like my treasured painting, a Carlleena original.
"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies."