What have we done so far?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  We wanted to look back and see what we have accomplished this past year and share it with you.  

Our main goal since September was to make sure we can make Christmas brighter for "Strazdes" orphanage.  By selling Eva's designed shirts and having our very first charity event, we made it happen, and more then that. 

Click on the gallery.  Photos taken by my Dad and my awesome friend Antra, she was making sure every child gets what he wanted from Santa and delivered in person. 

This was my second year as oficial photographed for amazing organization Toys for Kids based in Seattle and started by Rick Rizzs & Dave Henderson. http://www.rickstoysforkids.org/  Click on the gallery. 

Toys for Kids

With my friends help, (thank you ladies) ;)  we also were able to gather lots of clothing for kids at Atlantic Street Center in Seattle. 

We also had a chance to support LabdarÄ«bas Lapa.  This is a great organization in Latvia started and organized by amazing Amanda Grase. It is simply a Facebook group page that helps connect people with families struggling for various reason, mostly single mothers with children. 

It has been a great start for Art Makes You.  We are happy to use our talents and time to make it happen.  We have big plans for 2015. Our next Charity event will happen in April in Seattle. We are starting to work on new artwork and gathering items for silent auctions and inviting YOU all to be part of our Art Makes You family. 

On a personal note, we have been hosting our awesome host child from Latvia's orphanage. He is a 17 year old fashionista. It's been so great to have him here. This is our last week together before he needs to return back to Latvia.  I am planing to write a separate blog about our experience and really encourage more families to consider hosting orphans.  If you'r talking about "Making a difference in someones life" THIS IS TRULY THE CASE.  More about it in the next blog. 

HAPPY AND HEALTY 2015!   MAY THIS NEW YEAR BRINGS ALL THE CRAZY COLORS TO YOUR LIFE!  :))) 

Inese