As a wellness and recovery program, Perry Wellness Center encourages creative expression from participating peers. Many peer groups provide learning opportunities, and several peers continue with their own craft projects and artwork.
Longtime peer leader Rhonda Hubbard is one individual who uses her creative expression as both an outlet for herself and an opportunity to make unique gifts for friends. For example, she has given woven mats to former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and made numerous Christmas gifts for family and friends. Rhonda enjoys painting and lately has begun repurposing such items as frames and wooden boxes, which become colorful, one-of-a-kind gifts.
“I like to be creative and express myself in bright colors,” Rhonda explains. “Color excites me, and people I give things to also enjoy my colors.”
In the photo above, Rhonda Hubbard poses with several of her recent creations, including a small face frame.