“It Ain’t Over: The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades”
The Huffington Post brings us this little gem about 9 Nana’s with big hearts and yummy pound cakes. This story really inspired and refueled my dedication to continue painting & give it away mantra Jes & I started. We continue to donate painting to charity and benefits as well as initiating a another Palette to Canvas series. Like the Nana’s who scraped every penny to bake goodies, drop off baskets of hope to those in need… It’s the heart of compassion that’s larger than the self. No matter if you contribute to our campaign or mail us a tube of paint… Or not…. We will continue to paint & give others hope, inspiration & beauty… One painting at a time.
Jes & I are very excited to take The Awiya Project to a new level!
We did a “Palette to Canvas: The Colors of Wahoo” last fall. We did a series of impressionist paintings of local images,held a month long Nonprofit art show & donated pieces to local public spaces.
Now we are planning “Palette to Canvas: The Light of Nebraska”. We want to paint 10 impressionist landscape paintings of the diverse landscapes of Nebraska, hold a nonprofit art show & then donate the pieces to 10 Nebraska public libraries. We are in the process of organizing our next project and taking this love & passion of painting & giving to a new level.
We are applying for nonprofit 501c sponsorship from The New York Foundation for the Arts & Artspire for our next Palette to Canvas series. This sponsorship will provide many more opportunities for grants & donor funding for our projects and national exposure for Art that Gives.
Check back frequently as we are in the process of planning our next project & writing our sponsorship proposal for submission.
The last painting of the current project has been delivered!
I want to thank our donors, supporters and recipiants for participating in The Awiya Project! We were given an amazing opportunity to share our talents & abilities with others. Connect with other artists, community fundraising events & organizations and lovers of art.
This experience has refueled our passion and drive to continue to paint and donate our art for the benefit of others.
A Heartfelt Thank you cannot express the gratitude we feel for sharing in this experience with you.
New Painting ready for The Awiya Project
Hello my Creatives!
Jes and I are finishing up another Awiya Project painting and info packet. Now we are looking forward to the next Awiya Project Paintings.
What would you like to see painted? Where would you like it to be donated?
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What’s Lou up to today?
I’m speaking with a young woman from Alabama today who is in the process of organizing a benefit powwow for Native American Community schools. This is an exciting time to be part of The Awiya Project!
When we are young children, we learn through experience to share, socialize and make friends. We learned that when we are mean, hit another or be selfish and not share, that child won’t be our friend and less likely to share and even hit back.
As adults we learn this refined art of emotional socialization by being part of our family, community and part of a larger human population. It is part of our greater society that we teach our children generosity, kindness, and the beginnings to understand compassion.
Compassion is generally defined as an empathy and sympathy for the suffering of others, to suffer together. Yet philosophy and the great religions teach us an in-depth understanding of compassion as alleviating the suffering of others,yet not exactly how to demonstrate a compassionate response to the empathy we experience.
One way is to question yourself and ask is “In what ways has my compassionate feelings, in all its depths, given rise to an active desire to alleviate another’s suffering?”
Jes and I feel so passionate about The Awiya Project that we have pulled all our current art work OFF the market and placed our entire collection into The Awiya Project to Ignite the Spin. Also, we have dedicated all print sales of our work through Fine Art America to The Awiya Project as to continue this Cycle of Compassion that is in motion.
The Awiya Project donates time and talent of the artist to create quality art for medium to small individual and organization benefit auctions/sales. So they can generate high dollar funds for their events. This is our Cycle of Compassion.
Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank You!
Lou Ewers Co Founder of The Awiya Project & Artist
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