Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in my studio to share with you the inspirations for the A Place To Blossom project. W.H.O.A. in collaboration with the Scott Newman Center reaches out to women who suffer from substance abuse/domestic violence. Last year W.H.O.A. was involved in an art journaling project for the Mom's attending the Scott Newman Rowdy Ridge Camp.
This year W.H.O.A is involved is involved in art projects for the Moms as well as decorating the Mom's cabin. Our vision for decorating the Mom's cabin was to create a joyful, warm and inspiring environment where the Moms could relax, heal and be inspired in a joyful and colorful cottage environment filled with handmade items created with love by W.H.O.A. members. I teamed up with the super talented Lydia Reza, to lead the volunteers in decorating the Mom's cabin. Lydia is a super talented artist, quilter and Manufacturing Sales representative for the gift and home industry and has a great eye for design and bargains.
Lydia is a quilter and her original plan was to reach out to volunteers to donate 50 handmade quilts to put on the beds which turned out to be a little ambitious for us to pull off. Plan B - provide hand embellished throws for the beds that would be a gift for the Mom's to take home. She found fleece throws on sale at Joann's - two per package for less than $6.00 each - a great bargain and half of them were already decorated with charming prints.
We are using flowers as our inspirations to create " A Place to Blossom".
I have a good start on my painting project!
This photo shows one painted quilt and one printed quilt.
Stay tuned for more updates as the throws are only the beginning of our decorating project. We will be having work parties with volunteers to create art and positive signs, hand made wreaths and silk flower arrangements. If you are interested in finding out more information about W.H.O.A. please contact Jennele Van de Mortel at www.whoadesigns.com. Lydia has a delightful blog and can be reached at www.lydiasaysblog.blogspot.com
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Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin
"If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me. Psalm 139.9-10