The 7th Annual Painting On Purpose is coming together nicely.
I put this quick video together so you can see how far she has come. You can also watch her daily/weekly progress in my Instagram Stories.
The PURPOSE for Painting On Purpose is to give ALL of the money from the sale of an original painting, each year, to an organization that benefits mothers and/or children. So far, this project has allowed me to give $4,966 to 6 different organizations. When this new painting sells, the buyer of the painting and I will be teaming up to give $895 to Friends of the Children.
This painting will be released on February 6 ~ my Grandma Neva's 98th birthday!! The whole Painting On Purpose project is inspired by my Grandma Neva - learn more. And artists helping charities and artwork that benefits children is one of my favorite things.
Carry You With Me Book, Community & Program
Many of you are aware of the Carry You With Me Storybook that I created with Author Alanna Knobben.
After losing her son, Marshall, at the age of two weeks old, she found healing in words. She journaled for pages and pages and what emerged was a beautiful book for anyone that has experienced child loss. I am so grateful that she trusted me enough to reach out and allow me to help bring it together with artwork.
The Carry You With Me book led her to create a community of mothers and fathers who have experienced child and baby loss where bereaved parents could connect and find support – in small things like meaningful coloring pages that we have created together or in bigger things – like one another.
On February 1st the Carry You With Me Program comes to life. If you are a bereaved parent or someone supporting a bereaved parent, I will be sharing the link to this Program on February 1st on my Instagram page and next Thursday via email. I know you’ll find warmth, comfort and inspiration in it. And, you’ll find a community of people who can relate, whenever you’re ready to connect.
Below you can watch the interview between Alanna Knobben and Katie m. Berggren an interview I did with Alanna Knobben last week, sharing the beginnings of Carry You With Me (CYWM) and how our partnership came to be. How two strangers, living in different countries would find each other; form a friendship and a creative collaboration that keeps growing.
In the talk, we recall special memories of the magic experienced while creating the Carry You With Me Storybook and how it has been comforting families navigating life after pregnancy, infant and child loss.
Get the Carry You With Me Storybook and prints from the collection. These prints make sweet condolence gifts for moms and dads who have experienced loss. Perfect for bereavement gift baskets.
Thank you for taking the time to follow along with my work.
Have a wonderful week's end.
Love & Sincerely, Katie