RIPR – When Rhode Islanders think about the Ocean State's remarkably rich collection of art and artists, we tend to conjure up images of art gallery and museum paintings, photography exhibits, glass and ceramic sculptures, and the like. But how often do we think about how the very process of artistic creation is a metaphor for the challenges we face in life? That's how Nicole Purcell has come to think about her artistic endeavors.

Purcell is the Development Director for Rhode Island Public Radio. She also writes a regular blog for, an online resource for families living with diabetes.

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