February 20, 2020

Renewed ART by Andrea

Recently, our former art teacher, Andrea Townsend, (who suffered a stroke a few years ago) was moved down to Lexington, Kentucky, to be closer to her daughters. Andrea still suffers from paralysis of her right side and an inability to speak. However, one of the huge blessings over the past half year has been the resurrection of Andrea’s art. She has started to draw again with her left hand using pencils, pastels, and markers. She has created small portraits of faces and also has been drawing cats, flowers, and landscapes. Seeing the drawings is an interesting window into her mind—they are quite flowing and expressive. It has been heartwarming to see her sketch book fill with drawings. You can tell that her drawing is bringing her joy! Andrea’s daughter Alana Gillett (Class of 2000) has opened up an online Society6 shop called “Renewed ART by Andrea” that features some of Andrea’s current and pre-stroke artwork. Society6 shops offer a variety of high-quality products that can be made into many different products such as stationery, pillows, iPhone cases, and tote bags. We would love for you to stop by and share this with your friends!

Click here to visit “RenewedART by Andrea”.


If you would like to send a card or note to Mrs. Townsend, here is her new address:

Homestead Nursing & Rehab Center

1608 Versailles Rd.,Room 513

Lexington, KY 40504-2499




Southfield Christian School (SCS) is a fully accredited, coeducational, college preparatory private Christian school in Michigan teaching Pre-K through Grade 12.  For more than 40 years, SCS’ educational program focuses on personal excellence – for themselves and their students and is guided by the dual values of Spiritual Growth and Academic Success.  SCS is a ministry of Highland Park Baptist Church of Southfield, Michigan.  Their accolades include being named a “National Exemplary School” by the U.S. Department of Education. They are fully accredited by ISACS and NCA CASI and are a member of ACSI. (Ref: Independent Schools Association of the Central States, North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Association of Christian Schools International)  Learn more about SCS at www.southfieldchristian.org or call them at 248-357-3660.