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News for the New Year

Happy 2014, dear readers!  I’m here to share some news today, and hope you’ll read through to the end.

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Thank You

I’d like to thank those who offered their condolences on my December 10th blog post or emailed me.  I appreciate your kind words, and appreciate you reaching out with comfort…

I’m Trying Something New

One of my goals for for 2014 is to focus more on self-care.  To that end, I’m going to give yoga a serious try.  I think it will be beneficial both physically and mentally, and since a new yoga studio just opened about a block away from home I have no reason not to give it a whirl.  Do any of you do yoga?  Do you have any tips or suggestions for a newbie?

I Checked Something BIG Off My List!

As many of you know, I volunteer-teach art journaling to at-risk children.  I’d been wanting to create some videos with supplemental art lessons for the kids for a while now.  The goal?  To offer art instruction beyond the Introduction to Art Journaling I teach during my initial visit.  (Ideally I’d visit each classroom weekly or monthly, but since I work full-time that’s not an option)

I recently worked with Bad Bunny Studios to bring these videos to life.  We finished production on the videos in late November, and the editing process was just wrapped.  Next up is the printing of the labels and DVD duplication.  Hurray!  Though I’m not one that loves being on camera, I’m thrilled that these videos have come to fruition.  This is a big step forward for the program, since the children will now receive more instruction and these lessons can be used each year.  I offer big thanks to Bad Bunny Studios – I appreciate your time and efforts!  :]

Quick & Easy Donations

Speaking of my art journaling program, I’m also pleased to share that making donations is now super quick and easy!  I’ve signed on with GoFundMe, a site that offers an easy and secure way to donate to great causes.  Please take a peek at my fundraising page here.  All funds received go directly to providing art supplies to at-risk kids, so please consider starting 2014 off with some good karma by making a donation.

Art Heals

It’s no secret that art is a therapeutic tool for me and for many others in this crazy world.  I often turn to art journaling to help me through tough times, but other creative endeavors work too.  My medium of choice in the last few weeks has been assemblage.  I’ve created four assemblages thus far, and anticipate making more in the coming weeks. I’ll be sharing these first works here on my blog, and may offer some of them for sale in my Etsy shop, so please keep an eye out.

What do you do when trying to work through something challenging, dear readers?  Make art?  Run?  Drink wine?  Journal?  Please share, if you’re so inclined.  Until next time….

Warm regards,
Melody

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