The past few weeks have been heavy with violence in the news, tragedies we have a hard time wrapping our minds around. Each of us are affected in some way when we read or see about terrible things in the news and social media, but we each have to find a way to make sure that our own actions and thoughts don't drag us and others down a spiral path of more anger, hurt and violence. We need to lift each other up and become human again...our humanity seems to becoming lost in a world full of strife and division, we are all one race, the human race, and we need to treat each and every human being with dignity and respect, and find the good in that which makes us human.
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.
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"
Working on a new line for 2016 that I'm so excited about! I've been creating some inspirational blog posts for the "Livin' the MAD Life"™ way of living along with original art to inspire all of us to live a happier, fuller life each and every day. These new product lines will help us to be reminded of that :)
I'm particularly excited about the "Home Hearts"™ designs, such a fun way to show your love for your home state, currently working on creating "Home Hearts" for each state.
Lot's more to come so stay tuned!
"It's not just about where we came from, but who we are, and the journey we take through life that defines us" ~ Megan Duncanson, "Livin' the MAD Life"™
Never give up! Always know there are more opportunities and 2nd chances available, and they will always be there, just keep looking for the golden opportunity to present itself. Encourage yourself to dream bigger, reach higher and always have a sense of fun and cheer while striving for your dreams and making big things happen!
Never Give Up while "Livin' the MAD Life"™ of positivity and peace.
"Livin' the MAD Life" Campaign with MADART Studios™ ~ All about building each other up with positivity and strength through art. Let's all work together to end the constant bullying and negativity, and instead find the positives that each of us has to offer.