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ASHLAND – Asiah Mincy gently dabbed her beige-tipped sponge paintbrush against the inside window pane. Her focus was completely on the glass canvas, only looking away to get more paint from a foam egg carton. 

She was putting the finishing touches on Charlie Brown, Woodstock, Snoopy and a decorated doghouse on a window at Cutler Real Estate. 

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Once finished, she stepped back and frowned. The beige looked too dark from inside the office building, so she walked outside the window along Buckeye Street in downtown Wooster to check the color.

“It has to be perfect,” the 12-year-old Mincy said, looking at her painting. “It looks fine outside, so it’s the lighting I guess.”

Nearly six hours over two days after she started, she completed the first of two free-hand Christmas paintings.

Asiah Mincy puts finishing touches on Charie Brown's face on her Window Wonderland painting at Cutler Realty. in Wooster.

Her mother, Jenni McIlvaine, joined her moments later with fresh supplies and looked at the painting…

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