Friday, February 20, 2009

A Great Reminder

As we continue to spread the word about Artists For Hope, here's an adorable reminder of WHY we are doing this and how your donations can help!

The Rescue Center takes in children that are severely malnourished and provides them with nutritious food and health care in hopes that they can gain weight and go home to their families. Sometimes they have starved for too long and their little bodies just can't recover...but very often they can gain strength and nourishment through healthy food and intervention.

This adorable little sweetie is Chrismene.

She was 13 months old when she came to the clinic and she weighed 13 pounds.
I have a 9 month old that weighs almost 20 pounds, so it was hard to imagine how tiny this little one must be!

Here she is going home 6 months later at 17 pounds.
Look at her cheeks and that smile! She looks so healthy and happy!

She was SO happy to see her Mama when she was able to go home.
She kept giving her kisses. Too cute!
This picture can't help but make you smile. :)

These transformations are what we want to support. A family who doesn't have the money or resources to provide food for their children and can't see any hope, suddenly sees that someone is there to help them. This sweet little girl might not have survived if it wasn't for the care, love, and nutritious food provided to her by the RHRC. Your donations and purchases will help these kids have hope and survive! Thank you!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

What if I'm Not A Professional Artist?

I have had several people ask me the questions "What if I'm not a professional artist, but I still love to create things and want to donate to Artists For Hope?" My answer is DONATE! Yes! Please!!! :)

Our main goal with Artists For Hope is to help the children in Haiti. There are many talented and creative people in the world that love to create things just for enjoyment and we would love to share your creativity with the world. I feel that I fall into this same category. I am a professional photographer, but I have always loved being creative and I love to draw, make jewelry, and I LOVE doing Mosaics. I don't sell my work, but I love trying new things and I often have WAY more than I know what to do with. So I end up giving my stuff away or sharing it with my friends or kids. That was part of the inspiration for this idea that turned into Artists For Hope. I think every artist has pieces they could donate or has an idea that they might want to create just for Artists For Hope.

We do want this to be a place that Professional Artists can showcase their work and let the world know about their talents through the piece(s) they have donated. I love learning about new artists and I'm excited to be able to share them with so many other art lovers.

So....we welcome ALL your creative ideas out there. Whether you paint, sew, knit, crochet, mold, build, or glue something that you would like to donate to help the children in Haiti...we would be very grateful. If you want us to share a little something about you and what you have created, that would be fine, but if you don't, we will just add your creations to our Etsy Site (or hopefully our soon-to-be ebay site) and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that when your artwork sells, it's helping to feed a child. Pretty awesome!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I'm a patient person. With kids, people, traffic jams...I'm patient. I've been having patience problems with wanting things to fall into place QUICKLY with this adventure. I want things to go quickly because I desperately want to help the children in Haiti (isn't the picture of some of the babies at the RHRC about the cutest thing you've ever seen!?!), as I know SO many of you do also. Things don't always happen as fast as we would like them too....but I wanted to let everyone know that we are busy working on finding donations to help us get everything set up in becoming an official Non-Profit and then we want to start spreading Artists For Hope around the world! We've been working with some great people who have awesome ideas to move things forward, so PLEASE let us know if you are an Artist and would be willing to donate something to help the children at the Rescue Center.
I will be out of town until Feb. 15th, but when I return we are going to start featuring new artists on our blog. If you are interested, please email me at and we would LOVE to let the world know about you and your talents! Thanks everyone!