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Jenee Fortier
Memphis, TN
Chronic Urticaria

At the onset of my illness I had to stop doing so many activities that I loved, but the hardest to give up was hiking. I’m an avid outdoors-woman and I felt so disconnected from nature and in need of a calming outlet. I started creating art with moss from a small kit, and soon found myself able to disengage in a good way. I didn’t feel so trapped by my limitations – I could touch, I could feel, I could express. This piece I was able to lose myself in while on a medical leave – I hope it brings a sense of calm and wonder to you as it does me.