Each month, Andrea and I assign a theme to help us create content, focus in on our drawings and learn more about what is going on in our city. For February, we landed on "love" and for March we picked "hope." When we chose the theme for March, it seemed pretty bleak in the middle of February. It was hard to imagine things like schools opening, warmer weather, flowers, more vaccinations... but here we are at the end of March. Our city school kids are back in school, the weather is warm (for the most part), we planted a few flowers, our friends and family are getting vaccinated, and we even headed back to the Farmer's Market.
We also celebrated one year of Draw Charlottesville. We were so hopeful when we launched the project in March 2020. We went through many iterations until we landed on our mission to share artwork featuring places and spaces in Charlottesville that are meaningful in various ways to our community. We have explored and learned about so many amazing local businesses, non profits, green spaces and more. Social media has been our main outlet and connection with other local artists. Overall, we are hopeful (did you see what I did there??) for what this next year will bring.
We recently added a collaborate tab - check it out if you are interested in working with us or partnering. The list isn't exhaustive so if you have an idea, don't be shy! One fun and unexpected thing from posting our artwork on Instagram is the interest in buying prints. We now have a formal process and will be donating a portion of the proceeds to one local non profit each month. This month we are making a donation to Cultivate Charlottesville so thank you to all you generous Instagram followers! If you see a post and are interested, you can email us or DM us through Instagram.
Ok everyone - on to April! Tune in this weekend to see what we have planned!