So excited to have just sent off these banners headed to an orphanage in Honduras! This particular orphanage has 10 Casitas ( little houses) so we made a banner for each Casita. I am so excited to not only brighten up the orphanage but to have been able to give kids here a chance to use their art to bless others. Using your gifts to help others is a HUGE life lesson that if they can get it and understand it at a young age they will be so much more fulfilled.
I see people all the time chasing a self centered dream and it just doesn't ever satisfy. Using your life for purposes bigger than yourself... submitting your will to God's will and your plan to God's plan.. that is where true satisfaction comes.
I am re-reading Rick Warren's "What on Earth an I here for" and the first sentence just about sums it up.. "It's not about You".
Oh, if we can teach this next generation that BIG life lesson we have done a good thing.
I am so very thankful to the people at Rice Bowls who have allowed us this opportunity. And this is just the beginning..woohoo!!! We are currently still passing out Rice Bowls at the studio. Can't wait to see how much we raise when we have our big bowl breaking/ money counting party!
If you wanna know more about Rice Bowls and what they do check them out at www.ricebowls.org.
And if you are interested in the process of how we made them it's simply this: We used old canvases from P'zazz, the ones that I use for samples when I am teaching and then don't know what to do with afterwards. We drew a cross on each canvas and had the kids paint the background. Then they were to look at the design left in the cross and see if they could use the lines or pattern to build upon it to make something interesting. Some kids left it as is and others painted completely over it. After they were dry we cut them off the wood frame, stitched them on the canvas banner ( thanks to Mrs. Debra Platt), and then added the lettering, wood dowel, and ribbon. Lots of fun!