Yesterday, I had this daydream that good bakeries would deliver the best tasting cakes and pies to your home in 30 minutes or less. And while we sat here working and eating the freshly delivered sweet treat, all the people we ever gave free legal advice to or who took one of our free journaling classes or who benefited by having their products mentioned in our books or our blog or even the store owners and publishers who got props for the success of our book or magazines that used my art for free would each make a donation to the For All Kids Foundation through our charity badge. It was a great dream. All the money raised helped do something like this.
We know you are generous people-171 scrapbookers have donated to Ali Edwards's great charity through the badge on her site! Let's grow this giving! Come on, all you amazing art journalers and mixed media mavens: REPRESENT! Art journalers- snack eaters-life livers, can't we do better than 7? THANK YOU seven people!!! Yes. We do not give up. EVER.
A lot of people are talking about artist Keri Smith's interesting experiment in unbranding the items in her house. It's funny because we don't think of packaging as branding. We see ART. We do not see giant evil corporations trying to brainwash us to buy their products. We see the hard work of designers who are probably underpaid and undervalued and who still make great ART. There's a mom out there so proud of her child who worked so hard to get a job designing then spent hours designing the label on her jar of peanut butter. She gets to see her child's hard work every time she goes to the grocery store. What is so bad about that? We want to celebrate this art. We want to celebrate that creative people get paid to do what they love. That in itself is a dream. Ticket stubs, invoices, fruit labels, candy wrappers...all created by AN ARTIST! I keep all the printed items I love or that inspire me in a journal. HONOR THE DESIGNERS by enjoying their work.
*We like Keri Smith and Ali Edwards who do such a good job of inspiring people.
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