Saturday, April 25, 2009

Do Something to Help the Worlds' Children!

I know a friend whose son works with this fabulous organization called Compassion. They feed, educate, and nurture children in third world countries from a Christian persective. These children get what they need to thrive and contribute in their communities to make the world a better place one child at a time. I think the key is that they get education to improve their lives and they understand the importance of staying in their communities to give back to others.

I sponsor a beautiful little girl with my family in India. I was drawn to her because she loves to sing and is near the same age as my middle daughter. I love the Indian culture and feel very inspired by it. It is a small way to give back to the world but it feels good to contribute what I can. I write letters to Diya and they get translated. Right now Diya cannot write very much back to me because she is only 6, but her mother sends me letters telling me about her activities. I send her letters about our life her in the US. I've been following the blogs of folks who are touring India from the Compassion organization. I believe that this is very important and I feel great to be a very small part of it. I believe with my whole heart that in this life we only get to keep what we freely give away.


A Million Little Pictures: Documentary

This morning I saw a blog post from jewelry guru Cindy Edelstein talking about a project from Arthouse Coop in which 1000 artists from all over the world document their lives with disposable cameras. I immediately signed up to do this project. This past year I have worked on improving my photography for my website and have enjoyed learning more about photography. Perhaps its my exhibitionist tendencies that draw me toward this project, but I also think that I love to be involved with other artists in large scale projects. I find it very rewarding and inspiring. It would be great to see what your artistic life looks like too!

Here's a blurb from the Arthouse Coop website: "During the summer of 2009, one thousand artists from around the world will document their lives in 24 frames using a simple disposable camera with a flash.

On September 25th, 2009, an exhibition housing over 24,000 photographs will be constructed to take you on an adventure through the lives of these thousand artists."

Sign up to get your camera now.