Tender Illumination, the 10th Annual Painting On Purpose painting, is being released NOW!! And, today is my grandma's 101st birthday! We had a great time celebrating with her last weekend ♥ See the photo below.
The Hope Effect will receive 100% of the money from the purchase of this brand new original painting on deep canvas.
The Hope Effect is changing the way the world cares for orphans, through families, homes and tender care, instead of institutions ♥
Why I chose The Hope Effect for the 10th Annual Painting On Purpose:
The Hope Effect is working to bring vulnerable orphaned children into loving families, reducing the need for institutional care, around the world.
Here is a message from the Hope Effect website:
There are millions of orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide, with an estimated 2.7 million of them living in orphanages. However, there is clear and compelling research on the damaging physical and psychological effects of traditional, institutional orphan care.
When children do not receive adequate personal interaction within a loving environment, development is stunted and learning abilities are delayed or lost. Many kids age out only to face a future of crime, prostitution, or trafficking.
We know there is a better way. We know every child deserves a family.
The Painting On Purpose Project, which allows me to support families with my paintings, is in honor of my grandma Neva. Each year I release a new original painting on my grandma's birthday, and choose an organization to receive the money from the sale of the painting. This year, TODAY, she turns 101 years old!
I wanted my grandma Neva's name to be attached to Painting On Purpose in order to honor her creativity and generosity, and the support she has always given me as I pursued my dreams of being an artist. She planted the first seeds of creativity in me. At 101 years of age, she still creates handmade hats that we donate in our communities, and I estimate she’s made and given over 700 hats.
Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful week!
Stay safe, stay sane, stay healthy.
Love & Sincerely, Katie