Rolling Along

  The rest of the supplies for the art kits for children at Children’s services in Bennington, VT are arriving today, and Thing2 and I will be spending Sunday putting together kits for very young artists.  I adjusted a few of the items in the kit to make sure none of the items were small Read More

Another Leap

  The totes and coloring books for the kits arrived last Friday. My youngest son, a.k.a Thing2,  has named himself senior volunteer and got right to work assembling the kits. We got 38 done in an hour, and I delivered 10 to my friend, Jon Katz, to take to kids at Refugee and Immigrant Support Read More

More Mountains, More Adventure

Today the first boxes of supplies arrived, along with drawstring backpacks.  We’ll be setting up an assembly line this weekend and getting the first kits to kids in Albany, NY next week. I’ve also been in touch with the Department of Children and Families in Bennington Vermont, and we have started our next drive to Read More

The First Mountain

Day three of this project, and we’ve scaled the first mountain thanks to many very generous contributions.   One extremely generous donor put the first fundraising goal over the top with a $500 donation. Supplies have been ordered for the first 60 kits to go to newly arrived refugees in the Albany, NY area, and people Read More

Thank YOU!!!

Yesterday almost $400 was raised, enabling the order of supplies for 20 kits. Help is coming in all forms – PayPal donations, items purchased off the Wish List, and even tips from people who know where to get the best deals on art supplies. Let me just say a huge thank you to everyone for Read More

What’s in a Kit

Art Kits are not elaborate — they’re designed to be portable, kid friendly and parent friendly (nothing small enough to destroy a vacuum cleaner). Each kit includes a set of watercolors, a sketch book, coloring pencils and a sharpener, a coloring book and a book for young artists on drawing animals. The art supplies will Read More

Planting Seeds

March is still coming in like a lion, but it’s still the perfect weekend to plant a few seeds to grow this project.  For me, it’s a weekend of feeding my soul with art. I’m going to a friend’s opening to support his work.  Sunday will kick off with a visit to an art museum Read More