World Watercolor Month 2018 – I’m an Artist Ambassador!

World Watercolor Month 2018 – I’m an Artist Ambassador!

My amazing buddy, Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash is at it again!  He is hosting the annual World Watercolor Month celebration in July, which he created three years ago to inspire people to paint with watercolor while raising awareness for the importance of art and creativity in the world.

Art has brought me so much joy since I discovered watercolor about three years ago that I want to be a part of sharing it, so Charlie honored me with the privilege of being a World Watercolor Month Art Ambassador.

For the month of July, I will be donating $1 from every watercolor sale (originals, prints, greeting cards) from our McKinneyX2Designs ETSY shop to Dreaming Zebra which helps support children in need around the world by providing art supplies and art education.Research has shown that art education has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the learning field across socioeconomic boundaries. Unfortunately, arts education programs are too often the first to be cut when cuts are made, so more and more children each year are missing out on the important benefits of art classes.

The Dreaming Zebra Foundation is unique in that they provide an art recycling program that is free to the public. Reusable art & music supplies that would otherwise be discarded, along with new or unsold materials, are donated by individuals and businesses and matched to recipients who have requested those materials for arts education purposes in communities around the world.

And Charlie chose my Yellow Canary, which I created in honor and memory of a special blogging friend, Terry, as the MX2 watercolor to be put on this year’s limited edition Artist Ambassador zippered pouch souvenier merchandise for World Watercolor Month 2018.  100% of the proceeds from the purchase of these zippered pouches will go to the Dreaming Zebra Foundation!

To learn more about World Watercolor Month, click here.

I’ll be sharing more in July, which is only 17 days away – can you believe it?!  Hope you will join us in the fun!

Cheers & Hugs,


66 thoughts on “World Watercolor Month 2018 – I’m an Artist Ambassador!

  1. I just LOVE your yellow canary, Jodi! And I have goosebumps knowing how much good you are doing for the children of today. You are so right in that the arts are being cut right out of schools, not being considered important at all. I agree with research that art is SO important for creativity and for learning. Where would we be without art? Lost!!! And I extend congrats to you for being chosen as the World Watercolor Month “poster child”. NICE!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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  2. Wow Jodi. This made my day! I am so happy that Charlie chose the water-coloring you painted about 9 months ago in honor of Terry. When I think back to that night that I woke up and wrote that poem about Terry entitled “A Yellow Canary Named Terry” and then you so graciously painted that beautiful canary in honor of Terry to complement the poem (especially since yellow was Terry’s favorite color) it’s as if Terry’s spirit inspired us to colaborate that effort back then. I think things happen for a reason. Terry was such a creative person who always had so many innovative ideas, so to have this “Yellow Canary” featured for this worthwhile cause is so amazing! It’s as if Terry’s spirit thru your beautiful canary helps to keep Terry’s memory alive in such a beautiul way. I know that Terry is smiling down upon us from heaven and grateful to know that in some small way thru your painting he is making a difference in the positive development of children throughout the world.
    I have shared your beautiful post with Terry’s immediate family to let them know that Terry’s spirit continues to live on and that he is not forgotten and he continues to make an positive impact.
    Congratulations on being selected as the ambassador for worthwhile cause ! Well done!
    Luv, Gary

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    • I’m so excited too Gary. It just feels extra special to be doing this honoring our Terry. It just motivates me all the more to really spread love and the love of art and doing good and kind and creative things. Let us use this opportunity to truly honor Terry’s Spirit! he will never be forgotten 💛💛💛


      • Thanks Jodi…..I totally agree !!! Terry would truly want us to support this in the spirit of caring for others and helping to instill creativity and growth in kids around the world.


  3. Very cool, Jodi! 🎨💕 Love the idea of you being an ambassador for World Watercolor Month!! 👍 I am looking forward to it too!
    And what an amazing cause that Charlie is doing for kids!! 😍 YAY!

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  4. Yay! So excited to have you as an Artist Ambassador for World Watercolor Month this year my friend!! ❤️It’s going to be so much fun!! And your generosity and support is going to help kids everywhere get the art supplies they need! Hope everyone will join us this year, and yes, that amazing pouch will be available later this month in the Doodlewash Shop! 😉

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    • Charlie,
      Wht a great cause and I will definitely be supporting your drive once the pouches become available. Thanks so much for choosing “The Yellow Canary” for your feature imprint on the pouches as it has such a special meaning to me. You are receiving spiritual vibes from Terry from heaven for a successful outcome of your wonderful program. Your choice of Jodi as your Ambassador is perfect. If there is anyone who can take the ball and run with it to assist you in this worthwhile endeavor it is Jodi! Thanks again. Gary

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    • I’m super excited to help and participate Charlie. It really is an honor to be able to do this. And I hope we raise so much money for kids and arts. I can’t wait to get some of these pouches. Let me know as soon as they’re available.☺️

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  5. Congratulations, Jodi! What an honor to be chosen, and really, I’m amazed at how good you are at water colors knowing that you’ve only been doing them for three years. I think that talent must have been in you the whole time, just waiting to be tapped.

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