++ Featuring customized chalkboard magnets, mugs and menu boards ++
For Christmas last year, I made custom chalkboard gifts for my family and friends–mugs, wine trays and menu boards. I was inspired by gifts ideas on Pinterest, and decided to give it a shot. Well, the gifts were a HIT and I had tons of paint left over so I decided to put it to good use! I decided to make mini chalkboard refrigerator magnets and drinking mugs for you all.
What I love about chalkboards is that you can always erase and re-write a new message, a new future for yourself.
Feel free to check out the shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/penniesforschools). Write, erase, re-write away!
Pennies for Schools Chalkboard Shop
Here’s my latest interview http://www.louisianaweekly.com/banking-on-pennies-to-fulfill-a-dream/, which was published in the Louisiana Weekly newspaper. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kim Hopson, an amazing writer and all-around awesome person! Hope you enjoy.
Also, I am REALLY excited to announce that I’ve raised 130,000 pennies so far! Kim’s article did wonders for me! THANK YOU ALL SO, SO MUCH!
“A record-setting long-distance swimmer, Diana Nyad writes and thinks deeply about motivation.”
I made this little stop-motion Vine video using my phone, my pennies and some putty. Got it in just one take!
The video features Banky’s rain girl stencil, which we’re fortunate to have here in New Orleans. Experts speculate that the art work signifies the failings of our levee system during Hurricane Katrina. The levees and the Rain Girl’s umbrella saturate, rather than protect from water.
I’ve re-imagined this work to feature a girl surprised by what she receives when reaches outside her umbrella of comfort.
What a wonderful world!
It’s been a while since I’ve updated here, but wanted to say THANK YOU with this little video I made. I’ve been working on getting national press attention and getting other documents ready for school.
Hope you guys are staying warm 🙂
My dad and I took the pennies to the bank today and we were so excited to finally get a total on the number of pennies collected so far!
So here it is, to date I’ve gotten $563.37!! That’s 56,337 pennies!! I’m getting there!
Thank you all so much and please help me spread the word! If you know a journalist, please tell him/her about my blog. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.