One gift leading to another: Rural Newton resident starts painting

Michelle Crist prepares to pour a cup full of various colors of paint onto a canvas in her studio at her rural Newton home. “God set it before me,” Crist says about a painting video. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now

By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now Michelle Crist picked up a clear plastic cup, and with nimble fingers, set about squirting various colors of paint...

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