Art With Heart

When I watch the news or read about what’s going on around the world, my heart aches.  I want soooo badly to help our hurting world.  I want to feed the hungry, provide clean water, rescue children from abuse and abandonment, provide schools and jobs, end sex trafficking, and on and on.  But where do I start?  How can one little person make a difference?  What can little ole me do?  I’m just trying to stay sober, keep my kids from killing each other, and put a meal on the table that isn’t burnt or gross. I don’t have a ton of money or know big important people.  It’s so overwhelming and frustrating.  Where do you even begin.

I do believe little drops in the bucket add up.   Maybe I can’t do big huge things, but I can do small little things.  What if I did small little things each day.  What if I did just ONE small little thing each day.  And how can I turn the things I love like art, and creating, and design, and paint into drops that could slowly but surly fill a bucket and help this hurting world.

I am traveling to Uganda Africa in January to work with Sole Hope.  One way I am raising money for my trip is through selling Art with Heart.  These paintings I’ve created are not professional gallery approved pieces of art.  But these paintings were created with every bit of love and hurt and compassion that I have in my heart.

By purchasing a piece of Art with Heart you will help fund my trip to Africa and you will also help provide jobs, food, educations, clean water, housing, and much more to men, women, and children around the world.

Here is my little drop in the bucket for today.

Button Bird Designs

“Appreciation 1”    Sold

$40.00 will go towards funding my trip, $20.00 will be donated to Sole Hope.

Sole Hope is a non-profit organization with a focused effort in Uganda to battle the problem of jiggers. Jiggers are small sand fleas that burrow into the bare feet of thousands of Ugandan children who often live their lives without adequate footwear and a misconception about the cause of jiggers. The result is infection, gangrene, paralysis, and occasionally amputation and even death.

Button Bird Designs

“Appreciation 2”    Sold

$40.00 will go towards funding my trip, $20.00 will be donated to Sole Hope.

Button Bird Designs

“Peace”    16.5 x 23.5    Sold

$40.00 will go towards funding my trip, $20.00 will be donated to The Kilgoris Project.

The Kilgoris Project partners with local community to educate and feed children in Southwest Kenya. TKP works with local leaders and families to operate schools, provide daily food and clean water, and foster economic development.

Button Bird Designs

“Still 1” Sold

$40.00 will go towards funding my trip, $20.00 will be donated to Children’s Impact Network.

Children’s Impact Network is committed to long-lasting, life changing assistance. At our orphanages in Bolivia and Honduras, we commit to raising the children through adulthood. We provide for all their daily needs until they are ready and able to live independently. We provide for each child’s higher education or technical training. We, along with sponsors and mission teams, become their family.

Button Bird Designs

“Still 2” Sold

$40.00 will go towards funding my trip, $20.00 will be donated to Children’s Impact Network.

Button Bird Designs

“Quiet”    24.5 x 24.5    Sold

$50.00 will go towards funding my trip, $20.00 will be donated to Charlotte Rescue Mission.

The Charlotte Rescue Mission  is transforming lives in the name of Christ by serving people struggling with addiction, poverty or hopelessness with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.

Button Bird Designs

“Content”    16.5 x 23    Sold

$40.00 will go towards funding my trip, $20.00 will be donated to Compassion Water of Life.

800 million people around the world do not have safe, clean, water to drink.  Every week 27,000 children die because of unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions.  Compassion Water of Life is in-home water filtration system that can filter more than 1 million gallons of water. That’s enough safe water for an entire family. For life.

Button Bird Designs

All paintings are framed and ready to be hung!  Charlotte area delivery or pickup only.
IMG_2743Traveling to Uganda to work with Sole Hope first hand at foot washing/jigger removal clinics will help me learn more about this amazing organization and develop relationships with those we are advocating for.  I feel this trip will supply the necessary tools to equip me to become a more informed and effective advocate for Sole Hope.  Please visit my Pure Charity page if you would like to make a donation to help fund my trip.  All donations are sooooo appreciated!

 Thank you. xoxoxo Angela

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Dreams

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I am sooooo excited to attend the Sole Hope Advocate trip to Uganda, Africa January 22, 2016 – January 30, 2016.

Sole Hope is a non-profit organization with a focused effort in Uganda to battle the problem of jiggers.  Jiggers are small sand fleas that burrow into the bare feet of thousands of Ugandan children who often live their lives without adequate footwear.  The result is infection, gangrene, paralysis, and occasionally amputation and even death.

I have been very involved with Sole Hope through volunteer work, raising money, raising awareness, shoe cutting gatherings, and conference presence.  I feel that traveling to Uganda to work with Sole Hope first hand at foot washing/jigger removal clinics will help me learn more about this amazing organization and develop relationships with those we are advocating for.  I feel this trip will supply the necessary tools to equip me to become a more informed and effective advocate for Sole Hope.

Any monetary donation that you make to help me reach my goal is sooooo appreciated.  To make a donation please click here!

Thank you so much.
xoxoxox Angela

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Eye candy for your Friday!

It’s been a long beautiful summer full of glorious adventures.  But I always love when August rolls around.  Especially this August when I traded in my flip-flops for my tool box and got back to work for the redesign company.    Grab a cup of coffee and check out these redesigns!  I sure love a good before and after!  Click on the link to see all of the photos from each redesign!

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james Alexander way redesign

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spruell street redesign

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Quilbray drive redesign

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augustine way redesign

the redesign companyWho wants a skateboard now!?!?!  browning avenue redesign

Happy Friday!  xoxox Angela

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