CCHP: What is Home to Shonah Brown

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Shonah Brown ~ Home

Shonah Brown was born in Charlotte, NC and currently resides in Mooresville, NC

Home to me  means so many things.  Home is where I grew up.  Home is my safe place where I have raised my family.  Home is at my church.  Home is LOVE.  It’s hard to paint all that love.  So I choose my North Carolina to call home.  I grew up with Lake Norman in my back yard, before it was popular.  I am a “LOCAL”, not many of us around here.  My children grew up on a boat on Lake Norman and beautiful Lake James about an hour west in the foot hills of Carolina.  One more hour west is the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Some of my fondest memories growing up are hiking these mountains.  Shinning Rock was always my favorite.  It is in the Pisgah National Forest and a day hike will take you to these huge white quarts boulders that you can climb up on and see some awesomeness that God has made.  Travel east to the North Carolina coast and find the Outer banks and light houses.  Cape Lookout near Harper’s Island, brings back good memories of fishing with my Dad.  North Carolina is a great place to call home.

About Shonah:  My name is Shonah Brown and I was born in Charlotte, NC and I live 20 miles north in Mooresville, NC.  I enjoy painting large backdrops for Christian Groups and Church plays and VBS (vacation bible school).  Some have been 16 feet tall and one was 120 feet long for The Last Supper.  These can be folded up and reused.  I also paint murals on church walls and homes.

 

CCHP: What is Home to Alice Sudduth

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Alice Sudduth ~ Home

Alice Sudduth was born and raised in Monticello, GA and currently resides in Davidson, NC.

I haven’t moved a lot in my life.  I’ve spent most of my life in the southern US, mainly in Georgia and North Carolina.  Most of my life I’ve lived in houses that are adjacent to wooded areas and I find that besides the neighbors I have I also think of the natural world around me as part of my neighborhood.  There are lots of ways to stay in touch with family near and far.  But I love being able on a daily basis to see and hear the non-human creatures that enrich my world.  I can’t separate the idea of home from the idea of family, and I don’t want to separate them from the natural world.

About Alice:  Alice is a retired psychotherapist.  Since retirement she has been enjoying playing around with art, connecting with nature, making music and trying to stay out of trouble.