This post will be a little lengthy (especially compared to my most recent activity, yikes) but I promise it’s worth it. I’ve been very busy and stressed and tired lately, but I feel like it’s mostly for good reason. I’ve been making some serious headway in getting Hello Cheeseburger back open full time (May 1!), running things at my big girl job, and working on this awesome fundraiser/collaboration I’ll be writing about today.
The Edna Adan Mother’s Day Project is a collaboration between myself and Lacy at Living on Love. While we are calling it the Mother’s Day Project, I feel like it’s also a project about women and the beautiful things we create in our own lives. I’m not a mom yet, but I guess you could call the design below my baby.
I worked for days on this piece, and I’m so happy with it. It brought me back to watercolor, which I’ve been neglecting. I was patient. I sacrificed some sleep, but I feel like it was worth it. The best part about it is that it could potentially change lives (you’ll read more about that below.) I think the quote Lacy chose for the center is just perfect. Being creative is a struggle for me at times, and I’m thankful for the timing of this project to show me that I still got it. Together we created this print and I can’t wait to get some for the ladies in my life.
Now for the life changing part. We are selling these prints for just $30, with half of the proceeds going to Edna Adan University Hospital. From their website: “The health of the people of Somaliland is among the worst in Africa, with one of the highest Maternal and Infant Mortality rates in the world. Every year, one baby in eight dies in infancy while nearly 4000 Somali women die in childbirth. This tragedy can be attributed in large part to the long civil war which brought about the death or departure of nearly all of the country’s trained health care professionals.” The good news is that this hospital is working to change these statistics and improve maternal health. From educating midwives and fighting female genital mutilation, the Edna Adan University Hospital is making big changes for the people of Somaliland.
Some facts about the project:
- Mother’s Day prints will be for sale on Storenvy beginning Monday, April 22.
- Prints are $30 with free US shipping. They will ship in 3-5 business days of order and will arrive before Mother’s Day, May 12th.
- Half of all proceeds will be donated to the Edna Adan University Hospital.
By selling these prints, we could be helping so many people. Just with my little watercolor painting. It’s a great feeling, and I hope you’ll join us. I’d love it if you could help spread the word! Pin, Share, & use the hashtag #Give2EdnaAdan on twitter.
Just for fun, here’s a photo of me & my mom: