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Hello!

How are you today?

The above two paintings were done 10 years ago when Steve and I went to Nicaragua and taught art to children over a week… we went to work with The Rainbow Network, a NGO based in Managua. This amazing organization empowers people in remote villages by working with them to provide healthcare, housing, education and economic development.

Nicaragua is a country that has been battered by civil war, earthquakes and hurricanes. It seems almost impossible for the folks in rural areas to get ahead…almost. We believe in Rainbow because they believe in the people they are helping. Almost all of the staff consists of native Nicaraguans, from the program directors to the doctors and teachers.

We give a portion of our profits to provide school and art supplies for elementary schools as well as scholarships for high school students who must pay tuition to attend. If you would like to know more about The Rainbow Network, click here: http://www.rainbownetwork.org.

Keith Jaspers, the founder of The Rainbow Network has asked Steve to produce a full-length Documentary (yay!). Steve will be taking a small crew down in the fall to begin gathering footage… we need to raise funds to pay for travel costs (all of their time will be donated). Click HERE if you feel led or are interested in learning more!

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Speaking of kids! Tomorrow I’m sending the class links out to over 2,700 people who signed up for our FREE Kids Art Week, which begins Monday.

Wow!

If you haven’t yet signed up and would like to join the fun (open to kids of all ages!), click here for more information.

Thanks, everyone, and have a wonderful day!