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Reply #315 on: December 19, 2017, 05:55:45 PM
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For those want to give back by passing on what they have learned  A suggestion... Here in Northern New York, USA, we have a major drug and alcohol problem  One of the challenges is helping the newly recovering individual find healthy outlets...
We have a "drop in center" that provides a safe place for them to gather.. I have been blessed  to be able to  do a short series of Drawing classes there.   To watch them make their first drawings and see the light go on. was a wonderful gift...Boys and girls clubs, senior citizen centers... there all kinds of places that your talent can be put to use   AND WE DO NOT  NEED TO BE Masters!!! If you can complete a lesson or two, you can show someone else what you did and how you did it.


try it, the reward is awesome!
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Reply #316 on: December 19, 2017, 06:09:43 PM
Thanks, Brian.  Yes, it is such a good feeling to share art with others and see that "light" go on. 

Bless you for sharing.

aloha

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Reply #317 on: December 19, 2017, 09:37:09 PM
Great work, Brian  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #318 on: December 20, 2017, 07:21:25 AM
It is indeed a magical thing to see any person young or old, come alight with the joy of creating a simple piece of artwork. Good on you Brian for sharing your talents, and showing others that they can do it too.   :congrats:
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Reply #319 on: December 25, 2017, 06:51:24 AM
I have just seen this post and God bless you Brian for doing what Mea is doing with the Senior Citizens.  As you say, to see the "light" go on and the magical expression on the faces of recovering addicts, must be wonderful, especially as they realise what they are able to do. In addition, giving them self worth and some self esteem and hopefully, make them realise, that there is more to life than their addictions. Besides that, it must make your hearts sing with pride in giving back.  Bless you both for your contribution to your fellow men and women. People like you make this world a much better place for all.


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Reply #320 on: December 25, 2017, 07:10:25 AM
Thank you, Patricia.

Sharing art, as I am sure Brian has found, too, is incredibly satisfying.

aloha

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Reply #321 on: December 25, 2017, 12:07:36 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: GOOD FOR YOU, BRIAN!


It’s great to be able to encourage others to explore art which lies latent in everyone, waiting to be expressed!


I am thankful for all those here on Paint Basket who help me along with my interest in art, especially Dennis and Nolan who got me into drawing and painting in my senior years! 


Merry Christmas to all of you and may you know the Christ in Christmas in a special way today and in 2018!   :hug:   ~Liz


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Reply #322 on: December 28, 2017, 12:41:58 PM
 :thankyou:  Liz for that beautiful message.  Patricia
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Reply #323 on: December 28, 2017, 01:28:50 PM
Thank you Liz. 

It is so rewarding to share with others, especially if it brings light into their lives. 

Blessings to all for 2018.
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Reply #324 on: December 28, 2017, 04:31:39 PM
What a wonderful thing for both you and Mea to be doing, Brian - sharing your art with others via teaching, especially to those less fortunate and/or with personal challenges. I've chosen to give a percentage of my art sales from shows to nonprofits that help those in need - over the past 4 years that's been nearly $20,000. I don't have the patience to teach, but it sure feels good to write those checks!!
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Reply #325 on: December 28, 2017, 10:02:32 PM
Bless you, Sharon.  We all help in the ways that work for us!!

I am certain that the charities you support with your art are very grateful.

aloha

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Reply #326 on: December 29, 2017, 08:42:06 AM
Mea - It’s wonderful knowing my art can make the collectors happy and also allows me to help so many deserving nonprofits. But there’s nothing more wonderful than seeing the joy on your seniors faces when they hold up their finished paintings!!
Cheers,
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Reply #327 on: December 29, 2017, 04:35:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sharon, bless you for your kindness and all you do to help others who are less fortunate. 


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Reply #328 on: January 02, 2018, 03:55:27 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia. I believe if all of us can do a little bit to help others, it can make a big difference...
Cheers,
Sharon


 

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