Thursday, December 29, 2011

Art Takes A Village says.......



Monday, December 26, 2011

Candace Pierce "quote"

Candace Pierce ‎"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."
-Martin Luther King, Jr. "2011 Christmas Angel's Handout"

Love this girl.........My grand daughter.  Proud.....Lea Ray

Friday, December 23, 2011

COMING SOON The Arts n Craft Exchange

Hello Everyone
Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

Art Takes A Village Oregon, is starting and arts and craft exchange.  You may consign,sell,barter,trade,buy or Donate to our Non Profit 501 3 c.  If you would like to be part of this project please email or telephone me at 541 469 5152.
Understand this is for all finished or used craft materials.

Thanks for your consideration      Lea Ray Director

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Fridays

Come join the fun this friday 1;30 at the Chetco Activity Center, open to all community residents.
Arts N Crafts, bring your friends and your ideas.    See Ya There!   Lea Ray

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

So proud of my family.

♥ The Date has been set for this year's "Christmas Angels Handout!" 
On Tuesday, December 20th we will pass out food, clothes, gift cards and care packages around downtown San Diego to those in need. Please check out my blog for more information on how to participate or to donate through our PayPal. For those of you that participated last year, you know how amazing of an experience it is. Please help us spread joy to those less fortunate. Happy Holidays & God Bless.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Come Create fun!!

Come create arts n crafts at the activity center on fridays. 

Time of day to be announced next monday. We have a nude 

tree that needs some help!! Lets all get together and share 

with the Saturday art walk.

Lea Ray, Director Art Takes a Village

541 469 5152

Friday, December 2, 2011

Atvoregon: a gift for you.

Atvoregon: a gift for you.

a gift for you.

Art Takes a Village can offer references for your potential paid employment.  Come volunteer with us, we offer you valuable training and  networking capabilities.  Lea Ray  

Monday, November 28, 2011

Gezzer Gallery

“It is the passion to create works that visually, as well as subconsciously, stir the emotions and
enliven the spirit that keep painting forever exciting.” 

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Volunteerism creates a win-win enviornment!

Employers and volunteers should identify what they want from the partnership.  Flexibility is the key .
If an individual is seeking skills to use with future job searches they should inquire about openings that
can offer those skills. Patty Slagle

  At the very least they will have a working relationship that can benefit both of them.    Lea

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Art N Hugs

Holidays, especially good for sharing hugs!  I suggest you invite a neighbor or friend over for some Arts N Crafts.

Telephone Lea Ray, Director of Art Takes A Village  and possibly she will be willing to share some of her Craft ideas or even free craft supplies for an event!

Lea s Phone number is 541 469 5152.
Always looking to connect with Volunteers on projects.  What do you think.

Art Takes A Village, Oregon   Facebook

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday Enjoyment

We attended the 6th annual Emblem Club Fashion Show and Luncheon today. It was a hit. I sat with Moira Fossum, Jan Fox and a few ladies. Jan Fox seemed to win several times. Bravo. I had a good time seeing everyone. Lea Ray, Emblem Sister since 2003.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Autumn Leaves

October 24 2011

A workshop at Sea view senior living today 1:30. Our special assistant Ginny Cox.
The signup sheet shows 9 residents. We will be making colorfull Autumn Wreaths.
Can t wait to play with the grapevines glue and embellishments!

I will share with all the excitement of the day.       Lea Ray

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Charles Fillmore

You increase whatever you praise.

I praise the positive!        Lea Ray

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Join Site


Join site to be counted as a follower!!         Lea Ray

Atvoregon: Auction for followers

Atvoregon: Auction for followers: Hello October The time of the year for giving a nice piece of Jewelry from Romancing the Bling, San Francisco s finest Vintage designer,De...

Auction for followers

Hello October

The time of the year for giving a nice piece of Jewelry from Romancing the Bling, San Francisco s finest Vintage designer,Debby Anderson!!    
Sign on as a follower ti, the ninth person will be the winner,Yeh!  now go...........

Lea Ray


We are never given a dream without the power to make it come true!!

Richard Bach

I am living my dream, thanks to my children and friends!!
Loves       Lea Ray

Bonnie words

Bonnie Joy said...

A child uses imagination and art to create the world they want to live in moment by moment.Art can certainly be a reminder for those who have forgotten how to do this, allowing them to live a life of true joy. Art allows us to share our souls in this physical world!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Autumns Nature

Autumns nature

Lea Ray at art takes a village - 5 minutes ago
The beauty of autumn brings to mind, fresh cool air fallin leaves damp from the earth, every color,my favorite is of course the Maple. So Ginny and I decided on Autumn Wreaths, for the October 24th class at Seaview Senior Living 1;30 in the activity room. Grape vine circles will be covered and embellished with all sorts of nature. P S Now that the weather has changed don t forget the birds, they need a little help from their friends,US. 
Hugs Lea 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Emblem Club Prayer September 2011

Heavenly Father

Guide our hands that we will be gentle in our help of others.
Guide our Hearts that our intentions be honarable.
Guide our eyes that we will see the need that exists.
Guide our feet that we will go where there is need.
Guide our lips that we will speak only kindness and truth.

And Lord please guide our club that it will continue
 to do good works and be a vessel of love and friendship.          Amen

Chaplans corner  Angie Bruce                                                                  God Bless     Lea Ray

Memories of Mary Jane Reich

Loved sister, mother of five children, married many years to Fred Reich, God loving person who taught her family and others to do the same.  Will be missed by 100 s of people. Rest quietly Jane.

Love you    Lea

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Candace Pollock, Quote

‎"When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life."

"I see art as a form of meditation."   Lea

Carole King says

You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face, and show the world all the love in your heart.

Today, I will show all the world my love!!          

Youth support group


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sunny day today! Love it!

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with the problem longer.

Albert Einstein

For every challenge or problem, I know there is a solution.
I also know I can find it.

Report on craft

Good Morning Wensday

September 19th at Seaview Assisted living activity center was a real work in progress for Ginny and I.
We realize we will need more volunteers to work with us as the residents are very quick to learn and such fun to be with we wore ourselves out.
We had eight ladies two of which were artistic in their earlier endevors, 3 were crafty, and the others are just very good with design.

Art Takes A Village was invited back on October 24, 2011.  Ginny suggested we make Autumn wreaths,
Ginny is so inventive and full of teaching ability, no wonder I choose her to be my friend!!

Loves from Lea

Friday, September 16, 2011

Seaview Assisted Living

Monday  September 19, 2011  1;30           Activity Class Arts and Crafts    

Ginny Cox and Lea Ray will be enjoying your company in the activity room.

We will be designing and creating jewelery boxes, pencil boxes ect.  Paint n glue ribbons and such.

See you then          Lea

Let the spark of your soul shine

You are only given a little spark of madness. You musn't lose it!!  
Robin Willams

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


We Control what we look at.
Start looking at what you can control                  Brooke Noel

I focus my attention and energies on making today matter!

Atvoregon: Full Heart

Atvoregon: Full Heart: Good Morning I spent a good deal of time this past week or so realizing some of the Brookings, Oregon women residents are without funds fo...

Full Heart

Good Morning

I spent a good deal of time this past week or so realizing some of the Brookings, Oregon women residents are without funds for extra products and services.  Some of these women are retired or even young mothers with children.

We at Art Takes A Village would like to use my creative mind to help resolve this situation.
Maybe an arts and crafts workshop where locals can either receive funds for teaching,marketing,stocking and hands on crafts.
I shall research further the potential of this project.
Please add your thoughts to this plight.

Lea Ray, Director

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Just feeling thankfull for the help and support I receive from my family and friends!
My newest friend Bonnie Wilson will be visiting the craft studio tomorrow.

It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal: each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.        Goethe

Every positive step I take feeds my confidence and determination. My motto: I can and I do.

Have a good sunday everyone.

Lea Ray

Friday, September 9, 2011

Japanese Proverb

Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.

I have a clearly defined path for my life.

Love it.      Lea

Monday, August 29, 2011

Community Love and Quality Food

We are excited and pleased about our local churches bringing together people to enjoy lunch and discussions.  
I was sitting with Irene she lives in the homless community off the North Bank.  We talked about her life and what her future holds for her.
She is only 51 years old and still is pretty and well groomed.
I asked her about the homeless children that I may be able to help with art therpy.  Irene told me that was a good idea.  Irene is willing to introduce me to the familys. 

Looking forward giving art therpy to the less fortunate!!
Please volunteer if possible. telephone 541 469 5152
Hugs       Lea Ray

Trays of distinction and personality

Setember 19,2011-1:30
Seaview Assisted living, Gerlach dr. Brookings,Oregon 97415
Activity floor.

Public invited to join us, must telephone 541 469 5152 2 days before event.  We would like to make sure we have plenty of extra craft items to enjoy.

Donations appreciated.     Lea Ray and Ginny Cox

Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Flowers Class

Wreaths full of flowers, shells and pretties.
August 17, 2011 at 1;30, Macklyn House Assisted Living
Brookings, Oregon.

Join us for the fun!  kindly, telephone, Lea Ray at 541 469 5152
We are always interested in volanteers!

Art Takes a Village

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer art classes

It s time to design summer birds nests, fun and fairly easy to do. 
 Let your imagination run away with you while creating for your home or a gift for a friend!!

These make a table setting look fresh and up to date. 
telephone or email us for questions or appointments.

Lea Ray   541 469 5152

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Flowers Class

Hello All

Yes, I have returned from the Knee replacement and am looking forward to rewarding friends and followers with wreaths made with flowers, shells and driftwood.
Fresh ideas welcome, should you like to join us, email or telephone us.

Hugs    Lea Ray

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Posting for the moment

Hello all

Surgery for a full knee replacement awaits me on May 2nd 2011, I shall be allowing family members to use the atv blogsite, please enjoy I shall return asap.    Hugs to my followers.  Lea Ray

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fun at Macklyn House

We had a wonderfull time!!  Ginny Cox has on the bunny ears she is extremly artistic.  Bonnie Bremer came and enjoyed with us.
The residents in attendance asked us to come back tomorrow, we will do our best to visit them soon.  Each person made a decorated styrafoam egg,glueing tiny flowers at the top, shells and beads and a ribbon to hang it up with. Such fun.
One senior is blind but she didn t let that hold her back!

Monday, March 28, 2011

art takes a village

Good morning

It is March 28th and I have recieved most welcome news from Jenifer, activities director at Macklyn House. 
We will be having a class for 7 to eight people tomorrow at 1;00.
We are looking forward to the smiles and giggles and accomplishments.
More good stuff soon!    Lea Ray and Ginny Cox