I believe our creative needs (like self-expression) ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT as our basic needs (like good food & enough sleep).
I also believe we find personal meaning and fulfillment when we honor our creative spirit with action - and happy, healthy & creative humans are a force for good in this world - amiright?
My dear Dad passed away from a heart attack in late January, after living many years with a mental health diagnosis.
Since my new course was also set to launch, I have decided that half of all proceeds from the sale of my course will benefit the local mental health drop-in center that he attended, called The Clubhouse.
I started carving my own blocks as a way to add personal meaning to my paper and fabric printing projects.
I can't think of anything better than sharing these skills with others while also dedicating funds in his memory to a place that became his second home.
These funds will directly benefit members attending The Clubhouse, the friends who became an extension of my fathers family in the final stage of his life.