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This art painted by an Ohio teen during the pandemic is really great

Posted at 11:12 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 11:12:03-04

On Tuesday, I put out a call to our Facebook fans, asking you to share your cool pandemic projects, with the hope of bringing some positivity to our newsfeed.

I received one response.

Maybe that says something about where we’re all at with this pandemic right now. But maybe it also reinforces the idea that we have to make an effort to look for the good in times like these.

Kimberly Mansi sent us an image of a painting that her 14-year-old daughter Savannah Mansi painted during the pandemic, and at the risk of editorializing, I think it’s really great. Here it is.

A very nice canvas painting that was painted by 14-year-old Savannah Mansi during the pandemic.

Kimberly said this is one of the first times Savannah has painted on canvas, and on top of that, she has a vision impairment. I wholeheartedly agree with this proud mother: “AMAZING!”

Thank you, Kimberly, for taking time out of your day to share your daughter’s wonderful artwork with me and for giving me the opportunity to share it with our audience.

All I can hope is that someone else sees it and smiles like I did when I saw it, or like I’m sure Kimberly did when she sent it to me.

I can hope that this unusual news story, about a 14-year-old’s still life painting, makes someone’s day slightly better.

If you would like to share your cool, unique and/or interesting pandemic project, email