Art Feeds Day

Happy Art Feeds Day everyone! I was so excited when my friend Jordan reached out to me about writing a blog post for this special day, (AND I was able to decorate my own shirt for the occasion!) Art Feeds is providing free therapeutic art and creative education programs for children through their schools & organizations. You can read more about their amazing cause and how you can help, here.

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I feel blessed in a lot of ways, but artistic ability hasn't always been one of them. BUT I still wanted to do my best and create a fun tee for the cause! I had taken up a few ideas in my head, but went to trusty Pinterest to figure out exactly what I wanted to do with my shirt. I found this awesome DIY on how to 'ice dye', and I wasted no time heading to my local Michael's to get the supplies. (Everything pictured above except for the tee was found at Michael's).

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Found my soda ash & fabric dye powder, and was off to the races! (I followed the DIY instructions pretty closely, but didn't buy the exact same dye as her and felt like it still turned out okay!)

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 Start with your water & a packet of soda ash. Let you tee soak in the stirred water for 15 minutes.

Start with your water & a packet of soda ash. Let you tee soak in the stirred water for 15 minutes.

 This was extremely easy, since it came in packet form already, and had gloves in the box as well!

This was extremely easy, since it came in packet form already, and had gloves in the box as well!

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 Once your shirt has soaked, here comes the fun part! Twist and turn tee however you'd like, and then place ice cubes on top of tee.

Once your shirt has soaked, here comes the fun part! Twist and turn tee however you'd like, and then place ice cubes on top of tee.

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 Now, grab your packet of dye and gloves, and gently shake your dye over your ice. (I put WAY too much dye on my tee.... can you tell?)

Now, grab your packet of dye and gloves, and gently shake your dye over your ice. (I put WAY too much dye on my tee.... can you tell?)

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 The DIY blog I use for reference said to let the garment sit for 24 hours, which I moved after it was dry but it definitely could have used the whole day to hang out!

The DIY blog I use for reference said to let the garment sit for 24 hours, which I moved after it was dry but it definitely could have used the whole day to hang out!

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The shirt started out plain white, with the saying, "Art Feeds" left with a blank space for you to write what you feel like art feeds for you. Passion was the first word that came to mind for me. My "art" is photography, and there is nothing that fuels me more than my passion for that. I wear this shirt with pride today, and I'm so thankful share organizations like this one with all of you! Happy #ArtFeedsDay!

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