New Resolutions for 2014

What was the single best thing that happened this past year?

Displaying my art in a gallery


What was the single most challenging thing that happened?

Choosing to spend free time being more productive


What was an unexpected joy this past year?

Joining a church that loves me


What was an unexpected obstacle?

I did not know that writing a novel is a very LONG process


Pick three words to describe 2013.

Exciting, recovery and overachievement


Pick three words your boyfriend would use to describe your 2013 (don’t ask them; guess based on how you think your spouse sees you).

Patience, impressive and fun (??)


What were the best books you read this year?

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich


With whom were your most valuable relationships?

Definitely Phyllis!


What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?

The energy to actually “finish” projects


In what way(s) did you grow emotionally?

My heart isn’t broken any more about the past


In what way(s) did you grow spiritually?

I found myself daydreaming thoughts about what I believe in and learning how to pray often


In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?

I feel like my personality has been reborn and have an easier time meeting new people


What was the most enjoyable part of your work (both professionally and at home)?

I spend hours in my art room…I enjoy spending my time on what I love


What was the most challenging part of your work (both professionally and at home)?

Doing research and working on a project at the same time


What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?

We canceled our cable and stepped away from media on television/radio



What was the best way you used your time this past year?

Writing in my journal at the speed of three pages a day


What was biggest thing you learned this past year?

Putting my money on a budget is less stressful


Create a phrase or statement that describes 2013 for you.

I must achieve a strong set of goals and guidelines to a strict routine everyday

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On the first day of my job, I walk into a production studio to hand in paperwork. A young gentleman stands up to shake my hand when I walk into the room. "Wow! You are tall." he states. I point to my heels of my shoes. "Wow! You are short." Laughter lights up the room. Matt Damon San Francisco Clear Channel Radio With an electric soul of an artist, Heather Deogracia, has an interesting personality that uses her manic branches of her mind to express her sense of humor, expand the creative hourly illustration addiction and continually read big books about artistic principles, elements and glorious techniques to feed her intellectual capabilities. “With a splash of color and chemicals in my brain, I have to clean it out once a day or it must flash flood my other organs.” Heather Deogracia Proud to start staging a background of her latest achievements, Heather was on the front page Sunday Feature in the Midland Daily News on Oct. 19, 2016 and is an Award-Winning Fine Artist for the state-wide competition Legacy Trust Award Collection for the past three years in a row. She displayed in over 30 exhibits and fundraisers in the tri-city area over the past four years. She has earned a 2017 Leadership of Bay County Achievement Award from Studio 23 and a Midland County Art Letourneau Award for "Collaboration and Creativity in Community Support". A harshly educated woman, Deogracia spent five years to earn a double major Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Medical Illustration in Pre-Medicine and Fine Art at California State University in San Bernardino. At the same time period, she held down three jobs as an Intern for the District Attorney, Graphics Editor for the college weekly newspaper and created the Peer Health Education program. Her artistic talents covered in the fine studio art requirements included painting, color theory, graphic design, photography, figure drawing, advanced drawing, watercolor, sculpture, illustration and art portfolio assignments to keep work organized. In the sciences, she has a background in chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, advanced human anatomy and psychology, biology, genetics, comparative animal psychology, marine biology and medical microbiology. Currently, she has been an art instructor for workshops for the past year for Creative 360, teaching private art lessons and writing a graphic novel soon to complete by the beginning of 2018 named Heather Hurts Inside: Illustrations of a Broken Human. The new true story is about a suicidal bipolar woman that is prescribed Ritalin at the age of 38 and she reverts back to her glory days of her life. The truth is that no one knows the past is killing her mind.

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