Let's Make Art Matter for Emma- November 2019

Let's Make Art Matter for Emma- November 2019
Emma was 8 years old when she was diagnosed last January with a very rare and inoperable brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or DIPG. The weekend before receiving this news, she was having a fun time playing with friends, playing in the snow, and wrestling with her brothers. That Sunday, she got a headache and started having flu-like symptoms. By Wednesday, she was rushed into surgery to reduce the swelling on her brain. Throughout her battle, Emma endured multiple surgeries but never let it dim her sweet spirit.

An avid animal lover who dreamed of becoming a veterinarian, Emma was a fighter. This year she requested no gifts for her birthday but instead asked for donations to local animal shelters. In August, Emma and her parents started a non-profit organization to help the animals she loved so much. To date, they have helped provide assistance to Police K9 units and no-kill animal shelters. To learn more about their mission, check out their website at https://www.emmalovesdogs.org/.

Before Emma's passing in the third week of November, family and friends asked that pictures of animals, specifically dogs, be sent to her to help lift her spirits. The request was answered with a flood of love from all around the world. As her battle has ended, we encourage you to not only make art matter for her family during this hard time, but to do what Emma would do and make a difference at your own local animal shelter.
Click HERE for a printable outline for this project.   
A pre-stamped and addressed postcard was included in your November Watercolor Subscription box.
If you are not a subscriber and would like to participate, please email hello@letsmakeart.com for the address.
Thank you for making art matter with us!


  • Thank you so much for adding the ‘Let’s Make Art Matter’ cards, I find them extremely inspiring. I love dogs.

  • So sorry for little Emmas’ family and friends
    Can’t wait to do this project Thank you all so much for the opportunity to make someones day a little better wr hope.

    Arlene J Fraley
  • So thankful for the opportunity to bless this hurting family this Thanksgiving. Thank you, Let’s Make Art, for making our pastime matter to those who need to be showered with love!

    Wishing the entire Let’s Make Art community a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving!

  • Thank you for including Let’s Make Art Matter cards as part of the subscription boxes!


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