Saturday, December 8, 2012

We have only just begun!!

Love,                      We have only just

Art takes a Village, San Diego supports this every year.  Jolee Pollock President/Developer,
Candace Pierce, Jolee s daughter and friends started her own way of giving.  This year will be the 3rd annual Homeless and less fortunate love at Christmas time!

Lea Ray, Director, Art takes a Village, Oregon will attend and volunteer this year.  Looking forward to being with my family friends and volunteers!!

My Best

 Lea Ray

Monday, July 16, 2012

Good Samaritan, Love it!!


An enjoyable workshop at Good Sams, assisted Living.      A great activity director, Tricia.
11 residents had fun painting Stamps and designing where to place them in scrapbooks.
I am looking forward to another class soon.  Maybe we will paint planters and grow some flowers or herbs.

Lea Ray,Director
Art Takes A Village Oregon

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Gratefull Blessings"


Sponsors, Advisers and Volunteers

Smith River Rancheria, Fred Meyers, Ginny Cox, Leila Bolster,Judy May Lopez, Moira Fossum, Curtis and Suzanne Williams, Arlene Soto, The Ford Foundation, Curry County Mental Health, Jolee Jane Pollock Family,Jude seefreid- Hodge.

A small donation by a small group of people is serving our community with Joy!!

Art Takes A Village, Oregon
My Best
Lea Ray, Director

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Addition to our Art Takes A Village Logo.

Art Takes A Village Oregon,         ARTREACH   Outreach......

It will be great  for us if you would comment!!

.Lea Ray, Director

Thursday, January 12, 2012

From the mouth of a babe; Candace Pierce


1.  Try everything twice.
On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph:
"Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!"
2.  Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)

3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever...
Never let the brain get idle.   'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.'
And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud.
Laugh until you gasp for breath.
And if you have a friend who makes you laugh,
spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

6.. The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.
LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love:
Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever..
Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health:
If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips..
Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county,
to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
I love you, my special friend.

11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance..
12. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of

13. Lastly, Remember wine does not make you FAT ....
- It makes you LEAN ...(Against tables, chairs, floors, walls....)
Have a great day!
Happy New Year, 
Candace Laree Pierce
"Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word."
-Goran Persson

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Seaview Senior Living class

Yesterday we had a small but fun class.  The ladies I worked with were really good supportive friends.
They like crafting and each other.  We made New Year Cards using the Cricut, punchs, Stamps, paint, especially printed card stock, good glue and a paper cutter.

Look forward to seeing them again soon.

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Lea Ray,director
Art Takes a Village