It’s about addressing a need and building a community around that need.Real impact happens when artists do more than giving and raising money for an immediate need. It's about building a community that will continue to support that need over time.
I reached out to all of you, my online crafty friends, first because you are the community I interact with most as a Work at Home Parent. I treasure the connection (sanity) and inspiration (motivation) I get from all of you. But, I realize that I need to push myself to be more a part of my real world community, too. My compassion for children shouldn't be limited to the abstract and distant, but also for my own children, my friends' children, and the children in our community. Especially in such small acts of compassion, like reminding a child that they're special.
you can still request one for a child you know!) I've been looking for more children to reach out to, and I realized perhaps I should start at home, you know? Next Thursday, March 17, is Arts in the Alley, hosted by the Henderson Arts Commission, and I'll be there with a basketful of crowns to give away. If you're in town, come by and pick up crowns for your kids, or take one to give to a child you know.