This is the manifesto for children that you can download and print on the International Child Art Foundation's website.
This is my favorite part: "If you make a mistake, you don't need to erase. You can try to incorporate it into your piece to make something beautiful."
Of course I really love it all! But this line reminded me of something that happened when I was painting one of my favorites from this year:
Originally I only had the heart with the words around it. But then while I was painting I accidentally got some paint on the white paper surrounding it. So, I decided to splash lots of color all around it! And I LOVE how it turned out! Without that "mistake" the painting would be much different!
It was an obvious choice to place this painting on February in my calendar (cause HEARTs and Valentine's day!) But the most meaningful part for me is how well it lines up with the ICAF's mission for kids. You can click here to see all the paintings that are going into this project, or head here to see if the ICAF is something you'd like to contribute to.
Or you can click on the buy now button below and get your fabulous TW 2014 calendar now, because you know that you are getting something inspiring to hang on your wall AND helping a great organization! Win/win! I love those :-)
**Edit November 5th - I realized that I never posted how much the calendars cost! They are $15 even. No tax, no shipping on top of that. The $15 covers the calendar, taxes, shipping and then whatever remains will be donated to the ICAF.
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