Art for Orphans, China, Current Projects, International Adoption, special needs

Flying Zhong Home – Meet 3 Sisters Bringing Home Their Brother, One Card at a Time!

Read the awesome story of the Kelley family, friends of Ting Ministries, whose daughters put together an artwork fundraiser to bring home their brother from China! Zhong is the best friend of one of their daughters who was adopted from China last year! This is their third China adoption but first adoption fundraiser – so let’s share the word and some encouragement! Check out some of their artwork below and visit their website to see more!

The Story

“Zhong’s three sisters, Grace, Ruthie & Mackenzie, have been working hard on creating a set of Christmas cards and greeting cards in an effort to help bring their new brother home! Our goal is to raise enough money for all of Zhong’s plane tickets home […] then, if the Lord wills, we can also work on paying toward all the other adoption expenses we owe and upcoming travel expenses.”

The Artwork:

“All of the watercolors & stamped backgrounds were created by Ruthie, our 13 year old, & Grace our 8 year old who has cerebral palsy (mentioning her CP as I’m super pleased with her artistic efforts despite her challenges with hand coordination) and then Mackenzie, 22, added her hand calligraphy to all the cards […]”

See the full product gallery on their website here!

“Envelopes are included. We are taking pre-orders for two weeks before printing so that we can get exactly what you want and not have too many extras of one kind or another. We will work hard to have the cards available to pick up and/or shipped to you by Thanksgiving.”

The Kelley girls are selling Christmas cards, greeting cards, birthday cards, thank yous, get well soon cards and MORE!

Guest Artist: From a Fellow Adoptive Mother, Gallery Artist, and Children’s Book Illustrator

“Cady Driver, a fellow adoptive mom, who is a professional artist in North Carolina, is sharing her prints with me to add to our fundraiser!!! She already sold enough of her beautiful watercolors on antique hymnal prints to fully fund her entire China adoption expenses, so now she wants to bless others! She allowed me to select 5 of her bird hymnal prints and is having her printer ship the prints directly to me at printing cost. Cady is not taking a dime. Cady is a gallery artist and children’s book illustrator and she wants to give God the glory for her talent and bless others with it. When Cady learned about the girls’ card fundraiser, she offered to let us also make available her gorgeous hymnal prints! These can be easily framed in an inexpensive 8×10 frame or matted or floated in a larger frame. These make beautiful gifts!

You can see more hymnal prints on their website here!

“The hymnal prints are coming from North Carolina and will take about 1.5 weeks turn around once I tell the printer how many we need…. so I should have those ready for you to pick up first week of Dec. For shipped prints, I would expect them to arrive to you during the second week of December.”

Orders

*We are taking preorders now through November 20th, 12pm EST* (after Nov 20th please ask me about remaining stock)

FILL OUT THE ONLINE ORDER FORM HERE

Please fill out the entire order from, or I will not get your order. You will receive an email confirmation if you completed your order. Also please remember to go to the DONATE tab to submit donation & shipping! Thank you!

Suggested Donation Amount: 

Cards – $25 for each 20-pack of cards (with envelopes) and “

Hymnal Prints -$25 for each 8×10 hymnal print.

Pickup & Shipping: We will have free local pick up from my front porch (near the Greenfield Walmart). I’m happy to ship any quantity of cards or hymnal prints for the $5 shipping to anywhere in the country.

For example, if you order 100 cards or say 10 of Cady’s hymnal prints…..it’s still only $5 to ship everything! I can take cash, check, or Paypal donations using the link below. We will do our very best to get everything to you as fast as we possibly can! This is our third China adoption BUT our first ever adoption fundraiser so this project will be a huge learning curve!

PayPal for the Adoption Fundraiser Here

We hope you enjoy the girls’ cards and/or Cady’s hymnal prints. And thank you so much for helping us to Fly Zhong home!

-Blessings, The Kelleys

 

Art for Orphans

Title-This-Painting Contest! LEAVE YOUR TITLES HERE IN THE COMMENTS

Update July 11, 2017
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Title-This-Painting Contest! It was so fun to read everyone’s submissions. We had some great titles from “Tiny Birds are Trapped but God Can Free Them” to “Unhidden.” While many titles had something to do with the contrasting of darkness and joy, or one’s adoption journey, there was one title that surprised us all with it’s unique connection.

AND THE WINNER IS…
“Scribbly Gum” submitted by Ting Ministries’ missionary partners in China!
Our Australian friends sent us this title with a brief explanation: “In Australia, we have a tree called a Scribbly Gum. This came to mind when we saw this painting!”
Thank you again! We hoped you enjoyed this contest as much as we did. Be sure to stay on the look out for more Art for Orphans in the future!



Update July 9, 2017
*THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*
Thanks to everyone who submitted titles. Keep an eye out for the winner to be announced in the next few days!
right, everyone – it’s time to get creative! What do you think the title of Hannah and Ellianna’s painting should be? It’s a bit Jackson Pollack-esqe 🙂 What do you see at the heart of their artwork? The title can be silly or serious – it’s up to you!
The contest will run for a WEEK, until 9 pm on July 9th. The WINNER will receive a print framed copy of the canvas (with the title painted on it), a set of handmade greeting cards, and a Team Ting t-shirt!
A Few Guidelines:
1. Multiple Entries per day accepted! The more, the merrier.

2. Where to Share Your Titles – There will be several “original versions” of this post in the following places: Ting Ministries’ Facebook page, our Facebook event page, Instagram, and our website. If you are submitting a title, please only comment on posts where you see the heading Title-This-Painting Contest! LEAVE YOUR TITLES HERE IN THE COMMENTS. This will make the titles easier to keep track of – we don’t want to miss any! (Make sure you comment on the original, not a shared post). You may also email us at tingministries@comcast.net. Just clearly indicate it is for this contest.
3. If you want, show us your favorite title by liking the comments as they come in. This is meant to be fun, and something everyone can participate in somehow!
So, without further ado –
Get ready…Get set…GO!
Adoption, Annie's Story, Art for Orphans, Ellianna's Story, International Adoption, Orphan Care

Title-This-Painting Contest (Details Below)

Question: What do you get when you mix two adopted sisters with a lot of paint?
Answer: Art for Orphans (by orphans!)
Hannah and Ellianna were busy on a sunny afternoon painting! By the end of the day, it was hard to tell which was more paint-covered: the canvas or the girls?!

There are no words needed – look at the joy on their faces. These two sisters were meant for one another. Many adoptive families are often asked: How do you choose your child? After all, there are so many. Our answer? You just KNOW. This was true for Hannah and Ellianna and it is still true for the two girls waiting in China. Please HELP Hope and Brittan by going to www.youcaring.com/return2china. Ellianna and Hannah thank you! They are waiting excitedly for their sisters to come home!

Update: July 9, 2017 *THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*
Thanks to everyone who submitted titles. Keep an eye out for the winner to be announced in the next few days!
Starting tomorrow at noonTing Ministries will be holding a Title-This-Painting Contest. We will unveil a picture of the whole canvas and YOU can help choose the title. Submit your title in the comments (here or on Facebook), message us, or send it in an email to tingministries@comcast.net. The contest will run for a week, ending at 9 pm on Sunday, July 9th. Ting Ministries will choose the best title to be painted onto the canvas. Feel free to show us your favorite titles by liking the comments. The person who sends us the winning title will receive a printed frame of the painting, as well as a set of handmade greeting cards and a Team Ting shirt!
Get sharing and be ready to title on!