"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

6.23.2010

Hope Notes

 

 

I am participating in a wonderful project called Hope Notes begun by Liz Miller, a volunteer at Helpmate, a domestic violence agency located in Asheville, NC.   I heard about it at Kim's, and you can learn more about it here and here.  Liz is also in coordinating an event where the cards will be on display, called "Hope in the Handwriting".  For more information and to purchase tickets go here

I used photos of my original paintings to make these.  Then added some "Hope" quotes in them.

Go check it out.

21 comments:

Kim Mailhot said...

Yay, Mary ! The cards are gorgeous and filled with your light and love. Brava!
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Janet said...

What a great project! Your bright and happy artwork would be inspiring for anyone!

Nessa said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!
wonderful love love love

Jennifer Richardson said...

...such sweet little nuggets of encouraging LIFE packing a powerful punch! Wish I had one to give every person I see...like passing out cupcakes infused with hope:)
-Jennifer

PaperPumpkin said...

What a wonderful idea, and I love yours!!!!

Ophelia said...

This is such a great thing to do....your cards are wonderful.

lori vliegen said...

this sounds like a super project!! your artwork looks fabulous on these cards, mary.....you go girl!!! xox, :))

Just Be Real said...

You are really getting involved in some exciting projects Mary, so happy for you. Blessings.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh Mary, your cards are beautiful!! I can just imagine the beautiful Hope quotes that you chose to put inside. I just went over and checked out the Hope Notes Project and want to participate also in encouraging these women. What a wonderful way to shed some hope to someone who desperately needs it so.

Thanks Mary. I'm off to grab some of my cards to send.

Lee Ann

Denise said...

Very lovely.

Dena E's Blog said...

You are soooo BLESSED Sweet Mary,,these are just beautiful,,,it seems I am always saying that word to you when I stop by...
Its almost the big day isn't it Mary???? hehehehe
Am I sounding even more nutty tonight????
LOVE your creations as usual...!!!
You Go Girlfriend
Blessings and Hugs Dena
How is Bevie doing????

Lily said...

They are beautiful! They look like stamps. If only you could create one of those..I would definitely buy them more than I do now just so I could use one!

Montgomery Family said...

They're beautiful, Mary! I love your heart and your art!!!

sarah said...

what a great idea. Hope notes...You do have a great heart....

Buffy said...

This is such a great idea,your notes are perfect. They will definitely give someone hope. Just Beautiful.

rachel awes said...

i saw kim's too & love them!
& i love how you added hope to yours!
isn't hope great material?!! xo

n2theblue said...

mary, i've tried and failed to leave you comments about your collage work so many times (apparently my "credentials" can't be verified) -- maybe today it will work

i LOVE your collage stuff! LOVE IT

n2theblue said...

IT WORKED!

Liz said...

I can't wait to receive these and even more so, to display them at the Hope in the Handwriting (www.hopeinthehandwriting.com) event that I'm also coordinating for Helpmate..... every day I am amazed and inspired by what my sisters in hope can do for others. Thank you SO much for being a part of this project.... you are making it so much MORE than I ever imagined it could be! The seed I planted has turned into a huge blooming tree!!!!!!
--Liz Miller (Hope Note Project/Helpmate volunteer/Benefit coordinator)

Liz said...

and EVEN MORE SO--- to hand them over to Helpmate so they can give them to the clients!!!!!!!!That is reason # 1!

Just Be Real said...

Simply beautiful Mary. Thanks always for sharing.