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I have been involved, in the past, as a mentor for women who have been incarcerated and paroled, helping them adjust to life after prison. Knowing that they are not alone makes all the difference between becoming productive citizens again or re-offending. This charity’s name is “Leaving the Cocoon” and is currently working with both men and women in Tennessee’s state prison system.


Images of Sandhill Cranes are mine…layered with textures from Shadowhouse Creations.


cranes, field, illustion, texture, two


  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckeralmost 4 years ago

    How beautiful…love your work!!! like a painting!!! :-)

  • Many grateful thanks!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Gretchen Dunham
    Gretchen Dunhamalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image, Karen. And love the title’s inspiration. :)

  • Thank you so much…what a nice comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning work Karen, beautifully done

  • Thank you so much Trudi…much appreciated!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordalmost 4 years ago

    A really beautiful composition and outstanding treatment Karen – this is wonderful :)

  • Thank you for all your wonderful comments Trish!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTalmost 4 years ago

    Really a lovely image.

  • Thank you for your lovely comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Babcia
    Babciaalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely image!

  • Thank you Barbara!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Jessica Jenney
    Jessica Jenneyalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning work, Karen!

  • How nice of you! Thank you!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Annie Lemay  Photography
    Annie Lemay P...almost 4 years ago

    Stunning image!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning work!


  • Thank you Debra!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 4 years ago

    There you go again,…Just awesome,…great work,..

  • Thank you John…what a lovely comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

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