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Introducing Let's Make Art Matter

May 04, 2018 10 Comments

Introducing Let's Make Art Matter

 
Hello friends,
 
We want to start off by saying we think you are amazing, brave, and wonderful people who are still chasing down their creativity and willing to try something new. And we love you for that.
 
We have all learned as we go through our days that life is hard, and we don’t necessarily mean just one person, we mean everyone’s. It may be one particular family that had a very rough year—from cancer to suicide to miscarriages to divorce. Every time something horrible happens we want to say something, anything, that could comfort them, but who even knows what to say in those situations? So instead of saying, we create. Just so they know we are thinking about them, just so they know they are loved. It is through these experiences that we realized that art can be so much more than fun illustrations. Art can help bring people together, spread love, and sometimes heal. We want everybody to know that.
 
So every month in our subscription box we include a little postcard. A postcard for someone who needs a little extra love or thought. But we need your help. While we would love to send these postcards to people we personally know, we want this to reach beyond my grasp, and that is where you come in. As you go about your day, think of someone who might need this. It can be anybody, a sweet neighbor that you appreciate, someone who is lonely, or down, or sad. Send us their information and we can see if we can brighten their day, even just for a little bit. Because we are all in this together.
 

nominate someone here

To see who we are creating for this month click here


10 Responses

Kathie Mahoney
Kathie Mahoney

July 31, 2019

Let’s Make Art Matter is my favorite part of each monthly kit. Painting to brighten someone’s day or week brings so much joy. Thank you for this opportunity.

Judy Domec
Judy Domec

July 03, 2019

I found the right spot. So sorry for the duplicate. I would like to nominate Annette High. She is undergoing extensive and grueling chemo and deals with other health issues that cause the chemo to be more difficult to endure. She is a beautiful person with an upbeat and loving spirit. She loves art but does not have the energy to actively make art. She would be so blessed and thankful to be the recipient of creations by this group. Thank you for considering her. She is on Facebook and has a relatively open page if you’d like to check her out.

Judy Cole
Judy Cole

May 20, 2019

My sister in-law is an artist. 8 months ago she was diagnosed with lung cancer and had to have a lung removed. One week later she had an aneurism in her brain leading to a stroke. She was re-learning everyday tasks and had even started to read words again. She is now in the hospital complications r/t kidney issues. She is only 54. Her name is Christy and her husbands name is Jim. He is beside himself. I would love to see the look on Christy’s face if she were to get some cards from Let’s Make Art! Never give up! Always Try! Don’t compare your art with others! Enjoy the journey! Blessings!

Janet
Janet

April 04, 2019

I loved your idea so much that it gave me confidence to practice your loose flower demos on torn-down watercolor paper. I painted a birthday card for a old friend, and I painted another card for a recent widow. Next will be a welcome home sign for a friend returned after 2 months of cancer treatments. I need lots of practice, and like you said, there’s a ton of hurt in the world to send wishes to. I pray for each person while I’m painting. Thank you for ALL your inspiration, in so many ways. It’s really helpful when you or someone else adds on the demos what colors you are using as I have tube paints of my own, and have even used old dried up tube paints I found of my mom’s – probably 50 years old. Just chisel some out and add water!

Stephan Moss
Stephan Moss

April 04, 2019

Great idea! I would like some info on this project! Thanks, Steve

JeriLyn Ewell
JeriLyn Ewell

April 04, 2019

This is such a wonderful idea! I just lost my husband to cancer a couple of weeks ago. My situation was easier to bare because of the cards and support from others.

Helene Peters
Helene Peters

April 04, 2019

I love this so much. I’ve subscribed and can’t wait to be a part of this beautiful gesture. Love wins every time.

Terri Winter
Terri Winter

January 15, 2019

Amazing idea. While I was going through some pretty terrifying medical issues this month, I opened my box! I was quickly reminded that I am so blessed and that I’m not alone on this journey of fear. There are people battling MUCH more than I am. I prayed so hard over my message as I wrote it. Keep up the great outreach!

Tonya
Tonya

December 04, 2018

We’ve had a rough year. My husband was sick 8 years but this final was the worst with him being hospitalized 17 times in a year, a coma, all the in home care. Last Christmas we were showered with cards. I would run out to the mailbox and sit in the car and cry over them. It was amazing .
So I couldn’t help posting how I love the idea of your postcards. Have you choosing someone different each month ? I sure hope so.

Laurie Kopp
Laurie Kopp

December 04, 2018

What a wonderful, selfless idea! Thanks for doing this and including it in the monthly kit! So excited I found this site!

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