Saturday, February 5, 2011

Our Blog Has Moved

Our blog has now moved! To make things simpler (and better!) for everyone ~ our blog is now located at our website address.

Now you can go to our new website to see the wonderful things we have for sale to help children and families in Haiti AND you can read blog posts and lots of information about everything that is going on with Artists For Hope. See you there!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Artist Coming Soon

I wanted to give you all a sneak peak of an amazing new artist that is using her talents to bring hope to children in Haiti. This piece will be for sale soon (don't you just LOVE it???), along with some other wonderful donations from artist Pamela Spiro Wagner. It's always such an honor when new artists contact us!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Website and Exciting Things To Come

Did you know that we currently have things for sale from our Art Co-op in Haiti on our website?

Very very soon we will have more things available and we will be integrating this blog into our website so that there will only be one place for everyone to stop in and see what is going on AND what is for sale to help kids and families in Haiti.

We were thrilled to have a huge order of bracelets that will be sold to help women in Haiti in honor of an exciting theater production in Minnesota coming up soon. We will have more info coming up about that and some new artists soon too!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dissecting Duvalier's Return

We are in the process of getting things photographed and ready to list. Until then, here is a link to one of my favorite blogs. While we were in Haiti, former Haitian Dictator Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier very unexpectedly returned to Haiti. This surprised everyone and we weren't sure if we should be concerned or scared of what! There was a lot of speculation as to why he chose to come back and this blog does a great job of going over these possibilites. So, while you are waiting to see amazing new things listed from Haiti...check it out.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

From Oil Lamps to Battery Kits

This sweet girl is Claudette. She was living at the Rescue Center getting dressing changes while we were in Haiti last week.

She was lighting an oil lamp when her clothes started on fire. Her mother is bedridden and told her to quickly run next door, but as we all know fire and running don't go well together. By the time she reached her neighbors and they helped to put out the fire, she had burned the entire front of her little body. These burns are not uncommon in Haiti. I just read about this new Battery Kit project starting that will give Haitians an alternative to using oil lamps. Kind of an interesting idea.

(*This photo was taken when Claudette was thankfully
on Morphine and able to smile for a bit.)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Home From Haiti

We are back from Haiti and it was such an incredible week! I will have a lot more coming up here, including some wonderful things for sale, but for now here are a few pictures from our week. We taught classes on jewelry making, made gorgeous pendants from coconuts, sewed adorable chickens and donkeys, filled a huge order of recycled plastic bracelets for a theater company in Minnesota, worked with people in the community, and loved on some of the cutest kids ever. More to come soon...