Please welcome A Life Sustained Guest Sponsor: Dandelion Dream!
You may be familiar with Erin from her blog Tiny Twist Creative, in which she talks about how she injects creativity into her days with her two beautiful children. She recently opened an Etsy shop, Dandelion Dream, in which she sells adorable hand-dyed & stamped t-shirts to help in funding an adoption from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In her words, "Hi, I'm Erin. A mama of two wee ones and wife to the sweetest guy! I love art, love life and love to create with my hands. Currently, our family is on a wonderful journey of adopting from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. My husband, Chris and I truly enjoy parenting and the idea of adoption is so exciting to us. We believe that every child without family is tragic, and in the Congo the need is so great: hundreds of thousands of children have been orphaned because of the civil war (the deadliest war since World War II, claiming an estimated 5 million lives, half of which are children under the age of 5), the Congo is the second worst country in the world where sexual violence to women occurs and the death rate of Congolese children ages 0 - 5 is one of the highest on the planet. Our hearts are set on a baby girl as we hope to prevent the terrible possibilities of what can happen there to even one of them."
Tell us about the role of creativity in your daily life. What inspires you?
I wrote a post a while ago called the Art of Motherhood. I gather so much of my inspiration from my days with my little ones. The ordinary life of a mama that loves her little ones, has so many extraordinary moments that I want to express. I love injecting creativity in our daily routines. Watercoloring and drawing is something that is quite routine to do in our house. My daughter loves to create at the same time I'm creating. We often work on our own art side by side while the younger guy is napping. It really is a great bonding time, but also a time for me to create.
Erin is generously offering to one lucky A Life Sustained reader their choice of any shirt from her shop!
To enter the random drawing to win, just leave a comment on this post.
Get two additional entries! First, you can Follow A Life Sustained through Google Friend Connect and second, you can add Dandelion Dream to your favorites on Etsy.
Be sure to leave a comment for each "extra" so that they can be counted. Comments will be closed and a winner will be chosen in the evening of October 1.
And the lucky winner is TaylorMade!
Thank you Dandelion Dream!