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Click below to order my first Pattern Coloring book
Coloring books available online!
New Christmas Patterns!
Since Rebecca’s eye surgeries, she has taken a break from watercolor painting and started making her ownpatterns! These coloring books are now available online!! She will be selling coloring books as well as greeting cards around the Treasure Valley at Holiday fairs! Watch her Facebook page to visit her in person. To order online, Patterns with Shapes or Patterns with Hearts or her latest one, Christmas Patterns!
I am a Self-Advocate. I stand up for myself and people with disabilities. A Self-Advocate is:
Speaking up for yourself.
Asking for what you need.
Negotiating (reaching an agreement).
Knowing your rights and responsibilities.
Using resources that are helpful to you.
While a senior in high school, Rebecca felt called to be a leader and wanted to become a public speaker. She attended a Youth Leadership Forum at Boise State University where she began her career as a leader in the disability world. Soon after the conference, she gave her first speech at her High School graduation ceremony about how to be a good leader.
Since that time, she has given many speeches ranging in attendance from 10 – 1000. She speaks about Livin her dreams, Being More Alike than Different, and about Down syndrome. To learn more, go to Speaker.
Rebecca started out with Ruth Heller Pattern books in 2004 when her good friend Toni gave her a pattern book. Coloring the patterns has always been a relaxing activity for Rebecca and she would occupy herself for hours coloring one page. Several years and many books later, she was encouraged by her Aunt Emmy, an artist, to sell her patterns at Alpine’s annual Art Walk. With the taste of success, after selling 23 pictures, she decided to become a professional artist. With the help of DARS, the TX Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services, she opened Livin My Dreams Art Studio and Co-op. She invited other people with disabilities to be part of the co-op and live their dreams. In 2012, Rebecca began lessons with JR Smith jr-art.com. She developed a love of watercolor painting and did excellent work! She and her mom have developed sets of greeting cards featuring her work. After developing an eye disease, Kerataconus, she has developed pattern coloring books and they have moved back to Idaho, where Rebecca was born.