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I've been an artist my whole life and have had so many exciting art related jobs, which makes me kinda of a jack of a bunch of trades. I'm also college grad with a BFA and went to the High School of Performing & Visual Arts here in Houston. Visit my shop at Etsy and I promise you'll most likely receive a Smile to take with you! I decided to mention that about 10 years ago I was on chemo for 2 years. The chemo worked, but left me with other Heath issues, such as a case of Fibro which left me with having to get disability.Sad news, since I had a great career, that I can not work anymore. With my Faith and determination, I am determined to still do my art. My art gives me inspiration and thank you God! Oh, and please follow my blog! I'd love to have yall join me in my show and tells and also would love to hear what yall have to show and tell!:)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Purple Songs Can Fly!

I just wanted to share some of my friends that I consider angels. I just posted 2 of my friends. (The one on the left side has been like family to me since we met when I we were 10 years old! The blonde on the right is Anita and is the founder) Below explains what they do for the Children's Cancer Hospital in Houston. I also wanted to mention that these songs are now on a Continental Station while on the plane!
This is all done by donations and my friends donate their time to do this! I painted the little table and chairs for their studio. They told me what to do, and so that is what I did! Anita is also an extremely talented classical and new age piano player and is quite successful with her cds and shows. I have a lot of wonderful musician friends that are very successful, but this "Purple Songs Project" is what I consider their greatest success!
The link to this site is: http://www.purplesongscanfly.com/
Please visit! It has a section of the children's songs that are so cute. They are coached but they write their own lyrics and music and sing!
Purple Songs Can Fly Project: Mission
Purple Songs Can Fly Project
Purple Songs Can Fly is a unique project that provides a musical outlet for the many children being treated for cancer and blood disorders at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and their siblings. In this program, which is the first of its kind, the children work with Anita Kruse and other professional composers to write and record their own songs. Using the latest technology in an in-house studio, composers work with the children individually or in small groups to compose, record, and burn songs to disc within short sessions.These children are given a highly creative, much needed musical environment to express the many and varied thoughts and feelings that will surely emerge during this time. The children are then able to share their music with friends and family in the form of individual CD recordings of their songs. Because music and singing are known to be beneficial in the healing process, it is the hope that the process of creating, singing and recording original songs will provide health benefits in addition to a sense of pride and joy.Purple Songs not only can Fly, but do fly. The children’s songs are copied on purple CDs and flown by participating passengers, pilots or astronauts to places on earth and into space. The CDs then fly back to Houston, signed, with all flight information included.As the dreams, wishes, thoughts, feelings, and imaginations of these children take wing through the creativity of music, it is the vision of Purple Songs Can Fly that soaring, flying, and rising above the obstacles of illness can truly become a reality as each purple song that flies creates a tangible symbol for the hope of healing.The Purple Songs Can Fly Projectis a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizationincorporated in the state of Texas.All donations are tax deductible.Purple Songs Can Fly Founder & Executive DirectorAnita Kruse
Dear Friends of Purple Songs Can Fly,
At 6:15 Houston time, dawn in Nepal, May 19th, Scott summitted Mt. Everest making him the first human being to both fly in space and climb to the highest point on earth.
We are all so proud of him and feel so blessed that he was carrying the children's Purple Songs with him on his climb.
We look forward to seeing him soon back in Houston and hearing about his amazing adventure!

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