Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spotlight on Amy Burkman - Charity Wings Art Center Soft Opening

Over the next few days we’ll be sharing with you some of the fantastic people and activities that were a part of our Charity Wings Art Center soft opening.  It was an exciting event and we’re all so touched by the support we received.  We’re ready to go!
Artist Amy Burkman - Charity Wings Art Center soft opening - Let’s start with the incredible artist, Amy Burkman.  She did this gorgeous speed painting of an angel and boy, was it amazing to watch! Not only was it a speed painting (can you IMAGINE working this quickly and creating something so beautiful?) BUT she worked on it upside down!!!  Check out the pictures below to see how it progressed.
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This stunning painting was then auctioned off to raise money for the Charity Wings Art Center.  Congratulations to Lisa Fulmer for winning it!  Thanks so much Amy and Lisa!
A big thank you also goes out to Stephen B Hough of Hough Photographic for allowing us to use his photographs here.  We appreciate your support!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Charity Wings Art Center Progress

We are making progress on the Charity Wings Art Center and in a week from Sunday, we’ll be having our soft opening!  Can you believe it’s almost here?  Are you coming to party arty with us? Details here.
We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of so many amazing volunteers who have been helping us to get the Charity Wings Art Center ship-shape and ready to do all of the wonderful work we have planned.  We want to say a personal thank you to those of you who have been able to come out and help us with this:
Alice E.
Cynthia E.
Crystal E.
Faith H.
Garnette C.
Glenna R.
Jacob A.
Jake M.
Jamie D.
Jane S.
Jennifer P.
Jesse T.
Judy S.
Juliette W.
Kam M.
Karen S.
Katie P.
Lisa S.
Lura B.
Marilyn H.
Matt M.
Matthew M.
Meagan H.
Paul N.
Robin W.
Ryan H.
Stephanie G.
Stephanie T
Vi D.
Xaver P.
(if we missed anyone sooooo sorry you are so appreciated!)
We wouldn’t be able to make this happen if it weren’t for the hard work and donations from all of you who have supported the Charity Wings Art Center!cwaccoll5
       A huge thank you also goes out to Home Depot for sponsoring our clean up with equipment and tools!
cwaccoll3 And once again Sewing Machines Plus is supporting Charity Wings with their donation of 6 machines including a serger and embroidery machine, tables, thread, and the coolest iron!  They are also so generously donating back to the Charity Wings Art Center if you purchase a machine at their store and mention our name!
Would you like to be a member of the Charity Wings Art Center?  Of course you would! :) Online memberships start at only $10 a month and not only will you be supporting all of our good works but you’ll also reap benefits such as free monthly online classes with amazing guest artists like Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica and Jonathan Fong, free monthly digis from Jamie Dougherty, a Kelly Lish signed print and so much more! Check out the full details here.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Charity Wings Art Center: Volunteers Needed!


Volunteers are  needed to set up and decorate the Charity Wings Art Center on the following dates:
10-4 on Saturday April 20th and 10-2 on Sunday April 21st

This is the weekend before we open our doors for the soft opening so we need all the help we can get!  Please come out and support the Charity Wings Art Center!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Charity Wings Art Center Wish List

cwaclogoNEWEST We still need to furnish the Charity Wings Art Center and you can help.  Sunday, April 14, 2013 we’ll be at the Art Center located at 287 Industrial Street in San Marcos, CA from 10 am to 2 pm to receive your donations. 
We especially need shelving, tables and chairs, and large clear bins but are also looking art supplies (new and used), cabinets, desks, easels, ceiling fans, leftover paint so we can decorate the center, ladders/step stools, and more.  You’ll find a full wish list here.
Not able to make it on Sunday?  Just contact us and we’ll make arrangements to meet you at a different time.  Please email us at and let us know what you can donate. All donations are tax deductible.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Guest Artist Jonathan Fong: Next Charity Wings Art Center Online Class *UPDATED*

Join us for a Paris Flea Market Party with Craft Attitude and Jonathan Fong of Jonathan Fong Style!  He  is our special guest artist for the next Charity Wings Art Center online class on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern.  Get your Charity Wings Art Center Virtual Wings Membership starting at only $10 a month so that you can take part in this fun class!

jonathan Jonathan Fong is an interior, floral and crafts designer who turns DIY into D-I-Wow. He hosts the web series Style with a Smile TV as well as’s “He Made She Made.” He is a design expert and contributor for Disney’s site and eHow. He is also a designer and spokesperson for Craft Attitude, and the author of three books: Walls that Wow, Flowers that Wow, and Parties that Wow. Before Jonathan joined the crafting community, spurred by his addiction to his Sizzix Big Shot, he was an ad man, creating commercials for Acura, Jenny Craig, Boston Market, and Jergens Lotion.

Here are the materials you’ll need so you can start getting ready for the class (UPDATED):
Project: Paris Flea Market Party
Items to purchase:
One 2”x3” mini stretched canvas (or similarly small size) and mini easel (available at most art supply and crafts stores)
Craft Attitude Adhesive Film (listed on Amazon as Scrapbooking Attitude) - you'll need three sheets (available at

Items you probably have around the house:
One wooden clothespin
One small brown paper bag (i.e. lunch bag or goodie bag:  the smaller paper sacks from Michael's work well.)
One price tag from an article of clothing (the kind with a hole at the end)
One old hardbound book with a plain cover (i.e., with the dust jacket removed)
White duct tape
One clear white wine bottle with label removed (a large soda bottle like the ones at Trader Joe’s is also suitable).
(For all the materials above, lighter colors work best. For example, a black price tag will not work with Craft Attitude because artwork will not show through.)
Other Supplies needed:
Glue stick
Spray adhesive (if you are working in a well-ventilated space; otherwise use the glue stick)
Optional materials to finish the look:
Embellishments like buttons, scrapbook papers, trim, etc.
 Images to print and use for this project:

Did you miss out on our first class (it was FREE and open to all so you could see what amazing classes the Art Center will be offering)?

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 Here’s the playback link if you’d like to learn about Decoden and more with the Crafty Chica.
Charity Wings hosts fundraising events and classes for the creative community and other non-profits.  We have raised over $300,000 for 73 worthy causes. April 29th we will open the Charity Wings Art Center in San Marcos, California. This 6000 square foot industrial building will be a place for the community to Gather, Give Back and Create!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Party Arty: Charity Wings Art Center Soft Opening

We so hope that you will join us for the soft opening of the Charity Wings Art on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 1-6 pm Pacific time (that’s 4-9 pm Eastern time)!  Come and see our new art center and leave your mark on it with your own piece of art.  Snacks and drinks will be served.  Kids are most welcome!
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Charity Wings Art Center, 287 Industrial Street, San Marcos, CA 92069
More details to come!
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