The Guardian Angels ProjectJohn Paul Thornton, known here as johnpaulthornton, began painting portraits of missing children in 1990, when a young girl he knew was abducted. John Paul was determined to prove that art could deliver an emotional, meaningful message. He has continued on with this series for twenty years, calling it "Missing children: Paintings of Hope." His portraits, now numbering in the hundreds, have been displayed on the National Mall in Washington D.C., on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and in front of the White House.The Guardian Angels Project by PurpelBlur
This new project, Guardian Angels, was started by John Paul and based upon his original vision. When I asked John Paul what was his motivation for starting this new project he said,
"Guardian Angel gives participants from all over the world a chance to connect art with a real social issue: Child Safety.
Instead of an art exhibition at a gallery, Guardian Angel works in reverse, sending artworks out into the world, where they
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The only way to become a better artist is to keep on drawing, isn't that so? "Practice makes perfect" is one of the best sayings ever, and while we all hate having to wait years to become the artists we want to be, it's worth it in the end!
So, this is a challenge to better your art, push yourself during 2010, and see how much you can grow as an artist!
There are 260 weekdays in a year. We have missed the first 7 days, but at this point there are 258 weekdays. The goal of this challenge is to get interested artists to draw a piece of art every day. They can be big or small, traditional or digital. But no photos, since this is all about having a pen or pencil or tablet pen in your hand! It can even be a sketch in your book margin or a great big masterpiece. Then you'll submit your drawings into a folder in your gallery. Basically, between the 19th of January and the 31st of December 2010, every involved artist would have post