Friday, March 21, 2008
And the HITS and good news just keep on coming!
I told you all about the Love Launch training I went to a month ago, right? Well... all I gotta say is... AMAZING things have happened to me since. Let me just start painting you the picture. I told you about this group I am involved with. A group of visionaries. People who are creating green technology based businesses. The week following LoveLaunch, I was offered my choice of officer positions with the company! I chose COO, because my background is in management and operations. THEN... I started volunteering for the local Juvenile Hall Thrift Store the Hall Closet. It is only open 2 days a week, and is completely staffed and run by volunteers. After working there for a week, I asked the director of the program if I could start sorting things from the donations to create an art program for the kids in Juvenile Hall. She says "Sure, that would be great..." then I tell her my big Mondo Beyondo dream is to have a store carrying altered art supplies, with a large studio and gallery to house the art. From there I wanted to offer low cost materials to teachers and artists, and FREE art classes to the kids in the community. Here eyes lit up. I told her my biggest need was a free space to house it. DING, your wish is my command... she takes me around and shows me all this vacant building space on the grounds and says is this big enough? How about this? You need tables, chairs, shelving? We can get you all of that...! So my little idea of an art program has quickly blossomed into my huge mondo beyondo dream just by opening my mouth! I love how the universe supports you in the things you do. Just by stating my intention and putting it out there... I created it. It is still being created... I need approval from the county and the powers that be to use the building. I need to do a boatload of paperwork to file all the documents to get things going... I have some personal business that is pressing that needs to be wrapped ip, I have to get ready to leave for Artfest April 1st. I have my new COO duties with the Green company, I am doing some swaps at Swap-Bot and catalysts with Creative Therapy... there is not enough hours in the day and I LOVE IT!!! So... stay tuned here for updates. My goal is to have enough donations to open the art store by June 1st. Ambitious I know, so if any of you know of ANYONE, a business or person who can donate items to us for the store and program, please email me ASAP. I will DRIVE anywhere in the Bay Area to pick items up. I have a list of things we are looking for, in addition to anything you would buy at Joann's, Michaels, Richards, Aaron Brothers etc. We are also looking for volunteer artists and teachers to help us create projects, teach and decorate the building. It all goes to a great cause... so give me a shout if you are interested. Oh, and here is the BEST part... I am eligible for grant funding and help from the green biz, because my project is "Green" How cool is that? I got so many ideas floating around, I can't contain them all in my head... I gotta write it all down... get the good stuff out there... cause that is when it grows wings and flies... SO... if you have a big idea milling around in your head... get clear with yourself... do your inner work, and then start putting your idea out to the universe... It is like a magic Genie with unlimited wishes to grant you... All you gotta do is ask... and don't be afraid to receive it!