Response to the Canticle notecards has been so enthusiastic that we’re working on a whole new set! Abundant Homes is a set of 9 notecards with envelopes, each with an image from one of my paintings on the front, and some words to contemplate on the back. Once again the cards will be bundled in a hand-painted pouch, this time in the shape of a house!
In the photos below, I called in the reinforcements to help paint pouches for the Canticle notecards — we got into “St. Francis mode” and let the color flow. I’m looking forward to working with groups to make the new “house” style. Please contact me (email firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to join in painting pouches (ages 12 to adult). See the Creating for a Cause page to see all the notecard designs, plus scarves and bags.
Proceeds from sale of the cards will go toward awareness of human trafficking, starting with support for Lila Mae’s House. Update: You can order products to benefit Lila Mae’s House online at Shop to Shelter for Lila Mae’s House (external website, shoptoshelter.com).
For more informaton:
- Cards for contemplation (earlier blog post about the Canticle notecards)
- Sioux City Journal article about Lila Mae’s House (note the “Ways to help” and “Signs of human trafficking” in the left-hand column)
- River to River episode about human trafficking from Iowa Public Radio (article and podcast). Sister Shirley Fineran, founder of Lila Mae’s House, is one of the guests, along with a survivor of human trafficking and a former investigator.