Sunday, December 26, 2010

It Won't Be Long

In just a few short weeks I will be back in the place where a piece of my heart always is. I'm SO excited to have the opportunity to return to Haiti to work with more artisans, teach some classes, and work on some exciting new things. Of course the added bonus to all this is spending time with the children in the Rescue Center. Little Darlens (pictured above) came very close to death a few weeks ago. He caught a really bad bug during the Cholera outbreak and truly by a miracle his is OK today and as adorable as ever. I can't wait to kiss his cheeks and spend a week in this wonderful place. We will be returning with lots of great new items to help make a difference in the lives of Haitian people. I hope you are as excited as we are!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Strength and Beauty

Ever get tired doing your laundry? Does your laundry basket sometimes seem way too heavy to carry up and down those stairs?

This is the picture I have hanging in my laundry room.

This strong and beautiful Haitian woman has some incredible laundry carrying skills. I honestly think of her every time I wash my clothes. I tried a few times to carry my laundry basket on my head, but I didn't come close to the poise and elegance of this lady. I totally need a lesson during my next visit
to Cazale. Amazing!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

So Stinkin' Cute

Even babies love our baskets from Haiti! :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wish You Were Here

I wish everyone could have been here on Monday night for the first official Caribbean Christmas Open House for Haiti! It was a fun, bustling, inspirational night for everyone and we were thrilled with all the people that came out to support Artists For Hope, learn about the children and people we love so much in the mountains of Haiti, and purchase great artwork and handmade Haitian items that will make a difference in someone's life. Thank you to everyone who helped make this night a wonderful success! I will let the pictures show you just a little taste of what you missed and we hope to see you at the next one!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Time Has Come

Our Open House for Haiti is tomorrow night. We are so excited! I mean really REALLY excited. This is the first time we are showcasing everything all at once and debuting the handmade Haitian items that are helping to create jobs for people in the mountains of Haiti. We promise to take lots of picture and post them here soon. :)

We have taken everything "off" the website and our Etsy site so we can have them available for viewing and purchase locally for tomorrow night. Once the Open House is over...we will have lots of amazing things for sale again online. Thank you for your patience and for all the excitement over the last two years. Your purchases and donations have made such a difference in the lives of children at the Rescue Center and for the Haitian people we are working with!