If this "layoff" didn't happen I wouldn't be here writing to you right now! Inspired by Artsy blogs such as The Artful Parent, Paint Cut Paste, and Frugal Family Fun, I began my journey on this day one year ago. I followed these blogs just like you might be following me with your children doing activities each week from these blogs. These blogs were such inspiration and I felt like these were the type of Moms I strived to be! I struggled as a working Mom to feel like I was a good Mom and felt like if I did what they did with their kids that somehow I would be a better Mom. Being a working Mom was very difficult for me and I so wanted to be the Mom that you see reflected in The Chocolate Muffin Tree! So here I am, now realizing it is a lot of work being a Mom Blogger (Thank you to all that inspire!) and that is also a very fulfilling too! I inspire more people all around the world....more than in all the years I have taught Art! For those of you who have followed me all they way through.....Thank you! and for those who are recent followers Thank you too! I hope to continue this journey! Thanks for your support!
Some Ways to help Bring Art and Art Supplies to the less fortunate:
Find a child near you that is in need of Art supplies and donate to them! (ask local art teachers and I'm sure they could give you some names) Recently I met an 11 year old girl, through a neighbor, that was definitely an aspiring artist in need and I gave her a simple gift of colored pencils and a sketch pad. You could see her eyes light up instantly with this gift! I hope to give her more art supplies in the future.
A great article about ways you can donate supplies to classrooms through Adopt a Classroom and Donor's Choice: Donate Supplies to A Classroom in Need
A way to donate art supplies for kids around the world from: Oxfam America Unwrapped
Research online and you will find many local organizations to help kids through the Arts!
Have you ever donated Art Supplies to those less fortunate?
(please share any other great ideas or organizations)