It feels like ages since I’ve done a mural. I think the last one I was a part of was at the Boat House last year where I drew this fur hat antler girl. It’s so great to be able to collaborate with artist friends….especially when it’s for a good cause.
Jedidiah, the company I design for, has been involved with a non-profit organization called Stand Up for Kids for quite some time now. They are a national volunteer outreach organization dedicated to going to the streets and making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless and street kids. I admire what they do and am humbled by the incredible impact they are making in the lives of these kids every day. The fact that Jedidiah is able to help them in their mission is a blessing, and we are so excited to be partnered with such a great organization. Our Fall and Holiday 2011 collections (which have yet to be released) will raise funds to help Stand Up for Kids open a new Drop-In Center in New York City! But for the time being, we wanted to help locally in another way, through art. The Oceanside chapter of Stand Up for Kids, which lies closest to home for me, just moved into a brand new center. When Kim, the center’s director, contacted me about possibly creating a mural within it’s walls to serve as inspiration to the kids…I was all over it. I rallied up a handful of talented and willing artists to help me create a mural for the kids. We took over one of the main walls….and 5 hours later….here is what came of it.
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