One of the best parts of being a professional artist is the excitement of the next project, the people you meet, the places you see, and the potential of what’s possible. The day that I was contacted by the super cool charity, Smile Train, was one of those exceptional days. For those of you not familiar with Smile Train, it is the world’s largest cleft lip and palate charity whose mission is to give every child born with a cleft – anywhere in the world – the opportunity to live a full and productive life. Children born with cleft cannot eat or speak properly, aren’t allowed to go to school or hold a job, and face very difficult lives filled with shame, isolation, pain, and heartache.
Needless to say, I’m all in to help out! After a brief introduction and “brainstorming” session, Smile Train decided to run a contest for their partners in Brazil to compete for a hospital room makeover by yours truly. Stay tuned as I deliver more blog posts about this awesome project, this is gonna be cool!
Below is a preview into the beginning stages of the project and the wonderful people I got to meet and work with along the way…
Click here to learn more about Smile Train and get involved!
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