Art is a big deal to me. It acts as a relaxing agent, it helps me express myself, it brings people together.
As you may have heard on Twitter or noticed the shop tab up above, I've started a Teespring store and I am leveraging it to help support Living Arts of Detroit, Michigan.
Read on, my fellow humans.
From an early age I was sketching, coloring, and playing with things that fed into being creative. Etch-a-Sketch, LEGO, Construx and LiteBrite were all my jam before picking up a paintbrush and I was lucky to have parents that could afford things like that and were supportive my creative endeavors and artsy interests.
I was also lucky enough to have a couple really great Jr. High and High School art teachers, Mr. Painter and Mr. Montana. They helped shape my artistic life and build the foundation from which all this miniature painting and graphic design stuff stands upon. Without their guidance and joy of art, I wonder if I would have "grown out of" being a creative.
Some families and kids aren't that lucky and some school systems may struggle to provide arts education in their curriculum.
That's where Living Arts comes into play.
Living Arts has been helping provide in and after school art programs to the communities of Detroit since 1999. Thanks to the work of their teaching artists, Living Arts helps build creative and leadership characteristics in the youth of the city.
Their programs reach kids of all ages from 3 months all the way up to 18 years, with 10 of their teachers dedicated to young children.
That's so awesome.
So feel free to hit up the Teespring shop, buy yourself some sweet Brush Wizard stuffs and help out a great cause at the same time!
Head over to Living Arts website and read up on what they're all about.
I'll be adding more items as time goes on. But right now there's a few different shirts and a mug on there.
Until next time, thanks for reading!