I’m so excited to announce this Fall’s “Little Seeds” Art Giveway! Let’s encourage our children to keep creating! I want to help your children by having a GIVEAWAY!
Does your child love to create art and draw? Do you wish they had a little bit more supplies so they can really explore their creative side? If so, then submit it to our giveway!
I’m giving away $25 worth of art supplies and a Phephe Rose “Little Artist” tank!
HOW TO ENTER:
Between October 10 – October 30, 2016, UPLOAD (1) photo on Instagram AND use the #hashtags:
(If your IG account is Private, we will not be able to view, so please email photo to email@example.com for submission)
FINE PRINT & QUALIFICATIONS:
1 Entry Per Child, Multiple in household is OK.
By #Hashtaging your child’s art, you are entering into the raffle, and are the parent/legal guardian to do so. Your child’s photo may be chosen for a repost to market the giveway. If you are the winner, we will repost your submitted photo for social media and online marketing of the “Little Seeds” Artist Giveway. We love to show what our next generation is creating! You and your child of course retain all rights to the work and we will not use it for any other purpose without your permission.
IF YOU ARE THE WINNER: Comment on the winner announcement photo with your email or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can become in contact with each other so we can send you your gifts!
Winner announced Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
Check out our previous Little Seed’s Artists! Visit the hashtag #LittleSeedsArtist
When Idea approaches you, you can ignore its advances or give in. Over a year ago, while sketching, Idea came to me and I couldn’t ignore it. Idea has been patient with me, while I attempted a couple of times to give it the life it deserves.
Struggling to see how I can make this happen, I decided to put together a GoFundMe campaign and ask for my dearest supporters to help me see our vision through and I couldn’t be more grateful and humbled by the contributions made by family, friends and supporters. The Adventures of Mila has now grown up from idea to progress.
So, Mila, Idea and I, would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has made a contribution to the campaign (those made private are kept private from this list):
Although I have not yet made the full monetary goal, we have raised enough to get the project started. I am currently building a team to finalize the story and website marketing. When the book is ready, we’ll go to print!
The official relaunch is planned for Winter 2016 with the release of “Mila Takes Flight.”
Like many children, I grew up with stuffed animals, and when I found out my mom donated one here and there I was always devastated. But there was one stuffed animal, a unicorn, that has stayed with me for 30 years. I keep her at my bedside and she wears my hospital birth bracelet around her neck. For me, it’s my daily reminder…
I came to crossroads in my life a couple years ago, I wasn’t satisfied with my career path in real estate and I had an unsettling desire to follow my artistic passions. I started to recall a story my mom told me that gave me some perspective. It wasn’t just any story, it was my birth story.
My mom was eating dinner around 6pm on April 28, 1986 when she unexpectedly went into labor. Rushed to the nearest hospital, my mom gave birth to twins within 2 hours of her water breaking. My brother was born first, and I came second. We each had our own doctor that was brought in by helicopter for the procedure. Once born, we rode first class in our own ambulance to our main hospital.
Our expected due date was July 3rd, we were born at 28 weeks (around 9 weeks early!). Weighing 3lbs 1 ounce (so tiny), I was unable to go home, so I spent 7 weeks hospitalized in an intensive care unit. My brother stayed in the hospital for 6.
Finally the nurse asked my mom if she was willing to watch my monitor I was connected to, I could come home. My mom, being the caring person she is, agreed (I owe so much to her). With a couple false alarms, I spent two more weeks with the monitor until I was healthy enough to be without it. I have spent the last thirty years healthy with no birth complications.
I decided to share this story because today is my birthday. Each year, I’m reminded of how blessed I am to be able to do what I’m passionate about. My parents not only gave me the gift of birth, but they also gave me the gift to follow my passions.
For as long as I can remember, I loved to draw. My grandmother recalls that I only needed paper and crayons and I was happy. Taking art classes growing up, I cultivated my love for the creative arts. I was fortunate enough to enroll into a creative arts program where I majored in Visual Art in high school. That led to earning my Bachelor of Architecture. And through a long journey of self discovery, trial and error with career choices, I found my way back to creating art. And this time, it holds a purpose.
I’ve been given a chance at life, and a chance to pursue my creative endeavors, I find it only natural to give others a chance of finding their own inner creativity. This is why Phephe Rose is more than just an artist brand. Phephe Rose stands for what I hold dear to my heart and that is inspiring creativity in our next generation. Without the exposure to the arts and the opportunity to explore my own creativity, I would not be where I am today. I want to give that opportunity to other children. In supporting Phephe Rose, you too are giving back to our mission, and for that I’m grateful.
So every time I look over to my unicorn, I’m reminded that I was given a chance. She keeps me motivated to fulfill my purpose.