Here's a fun and free little holiday activity for the little ones. Just click on the image to be taken to the download page at SantaTimes.com. There are a lot more fun activities to download there as well.
Welcome to the holiday version of the Carefree Artist. Over the next few weeks I will be posting lots of holiday cards and other products created by me. There will some free printable holiday coloring pages as well as a number of holiday items you can purchase online. I sincerely hope you won't tire of all the items I will be sharing. But please try to remember I'm a freelance creative, and selling my art and designs is my bread and butter. In addition, I have a personal charity project I'm trying to fund and expand as well. So thanks for your indulgence and best wishes for a happy holiday season!
|Just some of the art supplies donated this time.
Purchasing and delivery the supplies is such a joy! And the appreciation shown by the hospital staff for providing materials that the hospital really does not have the budget for is heartwarming. And even though it is a shoestring operation -- I am never quite able to buy as many supplies as I would like -- I plan on continuing to do this at least twice a year for years to come. So, it is my holiday wish this year that somehow, some way, (or by some miracle) I can expand this project and turn it into a full-time passion.
Thanks for all the support for this project from family and friends (and a very special thanks to a wonderful person and friend, Diana S.!)
I love creating art. However, being a freelance creative often means fussy editors and art directors, tight deadlines, and limitations on style and media -- and that can really diminish the creative joy. But then there are those rare occasions when I am turned loose and I can't help but thoroughly enjoy what I am working on. Such is my experience with this book, The Things I Will Teach You. Lovingly written by a mother and dedicated to her sons, this joyful children's book celebrates some of the milestones occurring in a lifetime and demonstrates the ways a parent, family member or caregiver can shape a person's life throughout -- with love, commitment and involvement.
You can find the book at PumpkinSproutBooks.com.