I've been wanting to do something to help the families affected by the Orlando shooting at the Pulse nightclub earlier this month. As a long time Orlando area resident, this really hit home to me and I feel the need to contribute in whatever way possible.
I recently started a new collection of designs from my "Livin' the MAD Life™" series, one of those design ideas is "I love my Home Sate", featuring all hand drawn hearts with the abbreviations for each state. I have a new website dedicated to this collection and am working on getting all of the states listed with products from t-shirts to phone cases. I realized that the "I Love Florida" products could be a way for me to help the Pulse victims, by offering a portion of the profits to go to support the tragedy.
From every purchase of the "I love Florida" design I will be donating 25% of the profits to charitable causes helping the victims families, other portions of the profits will be going to provide advertising and marketing to help raise awareness for my support of the sales of these products. The more awareness I can provide by running ads, posting to social media, word of mouth, etc. will help to raise more funds I can donate, so please help me by sharing in whatever way you can!
The design is all about love and pride for living in the state of Florida, and at this dark time in our state history it feels fitting to have the positive message of my art help to bring a little light and positivity to the situation. I hope you will help me to support the families impacted by this tragedy and show your support and love for the great state of Florida at the same time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
All of the "I Love Florida" Products are included in this charitable cause, you can see all of them HERE.
I have to say, I am TOTALLY obsessed with the new products available on over 800 images of my art! My absolute favorite has to be the round beach towel, to die for!! And I now have oversized beach totes and pouches too, everything you need for the perfect beach day :)
I know I will have to be getting myself some of these beachy products seeing as how I live in Florida, and it would give me that much more of a reason to visit the beach on a regular basis and get out of the studio a little and enjoy the great outdoors :)
Visit my Print gallery to see all the design and products, just click on any image and select the product(s) you would like to see. Click on any image below to go directly to that product and design.
Summer is here, have fun and enjoy all that the world has to offer of sun, sand and sea!
My heart is so sad today for the families of the loved ones lost in last night's mass shooting. This one really hits close to home as I have lived in Orlando and the surrounding areas for 20 years.
So much senseless violence in today's world...let's each do our part to be a positive light in this world, let's strive to be better, let's lift up our friends, family, neighbors, co-workers...be the helping hand to anyone who needs it, and promote a lifestyle of peace and kindness, one devoid of hate and violence.
We NEED more positivity in today's world, do your part and I will do mine, we CAN make a difference, we just have to try.
"STAY STRONG AND HOLD FAST"
There is a first time for everything...and I discovered this while working on my newest canvas, my husbands cast! I've never painted a cast before, but it just made sense to "beautify" my husbands, although I think he would rather say I made it more "edgy", that works too :) And it wasn't caused by a recent injury, but rather a broken wrist that was never cast 29 years ago from a MotoCross Accident and debilitating arthritis had taken over, time to get it fixed.
My husband chose the colors and wanted the Peace sign and the Yin and Yang symbol, and I decided to throw in the Reiki healing power symbol, which I often use in my paintings. I really love how well this turned out and the symbolicalness of the symbols to promote healing and positivity. It made me realize I need to incorporate more of this positive, zen style symbolism into my art, so keep an eye out for it!
Here are some in progress photos and the final Masterpiece below :) Click on any image to see larger