It’s the official close of Painting On Purpose (POP) – til next near! See you in January 2020 for POP #6 🙂

This year, though, YOU helped me choose the sketch and I chose Pink Lemonade Project as the organization to receive the funds from the sale of this original painting. Kindest Nature was created under the watchful eyes of MANY (thanks for your feedback and support! You can watch a video of the painting process of Kindest Nature, here: www.tinyurl.com/KindestNature) and then she sold very quickly for $1,382, to one of my lovely and loyal collectors. This was not an auction sale, I price my paintings based on their size.

Yesterday was check-delivery day, hooray!!
Thank YOU for following along with this year’s POP adventure!

Delivering The Check Painting On Purpose by Katie m. Berggren

I started POP in 2015, inspired by my sweet Grandma Neva who has always been supportive of my work, and flabbergasted that people can make a living creating art – she is an artist too, but she won’t admit it 🙂 I wanted her name and legacy to live on long after she is gone (she just turned 96).

In the last 5 years, Painting On Purpose has allowed me to give $4,251 to five different organizations benefitting mothers and children. 

Pink Lemonade Project is improving lives through healing retreats, mentorship and supportive groups in a safe, welcoming environment. PLP was created to provide critical information and loving support to breast cancer survivors who struggle with the emotional and psychological aspects of diagnosis and recovery. Learn more here.

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A Personal Moment…

 

Another note about Dr. Meg Meeker’s book “Strong Mothers, Strong Sons” ~ I’m still slowly absorbing it, and loving it more all the time. I think it could help so many mothers… here are some quotes I’d like to share with you:

“Either way, the anger will come out onto us because we are his safety net, and therefore his target. We are the ones who will never leave. We are the ones who can take the arrows because we love our sons when no one else will, and they know it. And we will always be there when they return, regardless of how volatile the wars have been. How blessed we are to be the mothers of sons.Meg Meeker, Md

“Every one of our sons leaves home at some point. They become men who can return to help us mothers in ways that no other human can. They can teach us how to live our lives better. If we hold on long enough, and love them always, they come back to us.” Meg Meeker, Md

Here’s a non-affiliate link to the book on Amazon 🙂 not that I have any problem with affiliation 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

Love & Sincerely, Katie

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