We support the local food bank supplying all the extra eggs from our farm.
Napa Food Bank .
Just recently I became aware of another organization needing our help called
Feed the Children
I believe putting a face to hunger is the best way to align with the greater good and help us open our hearts and pocket books in support of these brilliant causes.
So today as we enjoy our Thanks Giving Meals and Moments know that your kind generosity will put a meal on the table of our Neighbors in Need.
A portion of the proceeds of sales of PRODUCT of this image go to the both causes mentioned.
Napa Valley Food Bank: Our Mission Statement
We assist people to become (or remain) self-sufficient by lessening the stress of meeting their basic needs. We provide food to low-income families, individuals, seniors and to other organizations serving the poor. We have four different programs - Emergency food pantries located in Napa, Calistoga, St. Helena, Lake Berryessa, Angwin and American Canyon. The Natural Source is a culinary and community garden project. The Senior Brown Bag enables seniors over the age of 60 to remain independent by giving them a "brown bag" with 10-14 food items twice a month. USDA Surplus Food allows the food bank to administer 6-8 nonperishable food staples to low-income Napa residents once per month at 9 locations. On Fridays we give out any surplus food items so they do not go to waste due to our fairly small warehouse space. There is no eligibility requirement for this "give-away". Customarily there are 12-14 items, including perishable items such as dairy or produce that won't last for distribution the following week.
Feed the Children: Our Mission Statement
Feeding Hungry Children exists to end childhood hunger. Around the world, we provide nourishing meals every day to hungry children. We believe that everyone can work together to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. When friends like you partner with us, we can meet the urgent physical needs of children by providing food, taking action in communities worldwide and creating long-term solutions for clean water, medical care and education. Join us now!
I ask myself each day if there is a message I need to convey in my work.
Originally this image was titled Butterfly Spirit. I could not seem to find the right direction until after seeing a program about the First Responders, Nurses, Doctors and Hospital Staff. The piece I had started a week ago then made sense. A nurse in the story I watched was pleading to all of us to PLEASE WEAR A MASK and take this virus SERIOUSLY.
The title changed as the piece developed and suddenly spirits spoke and the Butterfly face was gently covered in a mask.
I feel that the Butterfly represents the spirit of these souls who dedicate their lives to saving others and bringing peace through their presence. They flutter from person to person and their energy touches each patient with devotion and love.
Can you imagine the personal toll this virus is taking on our first line of defense, the caregivers? PTSD seems like the path they will walk when this virus is under control. I pray we provide the same dedication of care to all the precious souls who have committed their lives to saving others.
THIS IS A WAR and our Saving Soldiers Need our help.
TO ALL THE FIRST RESPONDERS...those living and those who have passed because of their dedication to healing this Pandemic...
BLESS YOU and THANK YOU for your SERVICE
All the proceeds of sales of any product with this image will go to supporting our First Responders.
PLEASE WEAR A MASK and Social Distance and Reach Out to loved ones on THANKS GIVING by zooming or calling.
HAVE A SAFE and Joy Filled Thanks Giving and know I send you all my Love.
A message came on October 22, 2020.
The voice that came to me in the middle of the night said " Paint Biden as Moses"
If you have been following my work since December 2019, voices have led me to this place I go to and I simply do the work.
We are not 2 sides in this country. We are a powerful, respected nation of individuals able to come together for the greater good. And so I present a piece I call Biden...Believe in Dreams Every Night. The spirits said it is time to get back to caring for each other and spreading seeds of LOVE in the Garden of Life.
No matter what you believe in, I believe we need to heal this country from the wounds of divisiveness, acrimony, disagreement, discord, disruptiveness and return to the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
The Words on the Tablet He Carries have not been written yet, if I were to guess
they would read: HONESTY, INTEGRITY, LOYALTY, FORGIVENESS, DEVOTION, DEDICATION, FREEDOM
And most of all LOVE