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How NOT To Do It!

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Apr 9, 2016 Advocacy, Career Mamma, Grant Writing, Leadership, News, Photography, Storytelling , , , 0 Comments

In the early 90’s, I landed an internship at a progressive non-profit agency in New York City that served as an incubator to musicians, performance artists and multi disciplinary artists. I both loved and hated my experiences there. It was where I was first introduced to Adobe Photoshop, where I learned about the National Endowment [...]

Really… Have You Walked in My Bunny Slippers?

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Mar 2, 2016 Advocacy, Career Mamma, Colors, Illustration, News , , , 1 Comment

Being a parent is at once the most wonderful and stressful experience in many persons’ lives. The wonder and the worry that accompany the raising of a child never ceases to amaze me. Thankfully, a myriad of modern amenities have emerged to help with the day-to-day challenges of parenting. Things like video baby monitors, minivans [...]

Self-Determination is for Everyone!

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Feb 18, 2016 Advocacy, Career Mamma, News, Photography , , 0 Comments

How many of us live self-determined lives? How often do we take the time to map out our personal dreams and desires in a practical and realistic way? In Live Oak, Florida this January, two trainings were held that explored these questions and other topics related to Self-Determination. Diane White and myself are the trainers for [...]

Moving Toward Meaning

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Dec 22, 2015 Advocacy, Career Mamma, News, Storytelling , , , , , , 1 Comment

In the last two blog-posts, guest author Erin Dalton shared her poignant thoughts about blending instead of balance, a welcomed perspective for many of us who are busy beyond belief. This weekend I participated in a conversation that took the “blending theory” to another level. Every few months, and sometimes once a year, I remember [...]

Balance, Blurring, Blend!

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Nov 24, 2015 Advocacy, Career Mamma, News , 4 Comments

Introducing Erin Dalton, Arts In Action’s newest Writer! Erin holds a BA in English from Loyola University in Maryland. Before becoming a full-time mom, she worked as a Project Manager for the Vice President of University Communications at Cornell University. This is Erin’s triumphant return to the professional world that is populated by actual adults after taking a [...]

Busy Is, As Busy Does…

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Nov 10, 2015 Advocacy, digital story telling, Grant Writing, News, Photography , , , , , 2 Comments

Because we have been busy, busy, busy at Arts In Action writing so many proposals, it’s been awhile since we have posted our grant wins…but recently we have received phenomenal news, I hope you don’t mind if we share… * $30,000 grant to UIH from the Merancas Foundation * $10,000 grant to UIH from ETS * $13,000 [...]