wow…I’ve had visits to my blog

Well, I guess I need to spruce it up in here a little bit. I don’t have much to discuss today, other than a program I came across recently called art2heart. A woman named Nance Miller has started a program to share art around the world with children who may need the extra care and love that a special piece of art made just for them might provide. Here is a brief outline of her work. Copied from this blog

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Art 2 Heart – global connections through art

boy drawing picture for Art2HeartArt 2 Heart is an ‘art sharing program’ that crosses borders, ages, genders, religions and socio-economic lines. Its sole purpose is to connect underprivileged children with someone else in the world who cares. Through Art 2 Heart, you can give these children something of their own, made just for them, and they have a chance to give back.  (Did I mention that Art2Heart was started by my very dear friend Nance Miller? She is rich in both art and heart!)
children drawingA dialogue is created through a pen-pal type system using art instead of words. All pictures are to be on standard paper, 8.5 x 11 inches (or A5), for accessibility, ease in mailing and continuity. No e-mail, as we want children to hold and touch a unique creation, just for them. Pictures need not be elaborate at all, and any kind of drawing, rubbing, painting or collage works. The only requirement is that they include “To: (child’s name),” and “From: (partner’s name)” somewhere on the front… Learn more details on the web site, or by contacting Art2Heart, 559 Marin Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA

For the most up-to-date information and photos, be sure to visit the Art2Heart blog by clicking the Blogspot link on the Art2Heart home page.

I was so in awe of this woman and her program, and amazed that something so simple could be so significant. It truly is inspired.


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