Mount Sinai Hospital 07/20/17

Mount Sinai Hospital 07/20/17

Mount Sinai Hospital 07/20/17

Tonight we celebrated National Lollipop Day on our KidZone TV show!  The lollipop was patented in 1931 by George Smith, who named the sweet after his favorite racehorse, Lolly Pop.  So we drew horses and lollies and at the request of the kids, we also drew lots of unicorns!

Thank you, kids, for drawing with us, to the staff of Mount Sinai for always helping make sure that the show goes on, and to our Event Director, Elana Amity, who lovingly coordinates and hosts every one of our shows.

 

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St. Mary’s Hospital 07/09/17

St. Mary’s Hospital 07/09/17

St. Mary’s Hospital 07/09/17

It was our great joy to draw with the kids at St. Mary’s Hospital this past weekend. Despite dealing with severe, life-limiting challenges from burns to cerebral palsy, these kids always reach out to us with warmth and enormous enthusiasm as we create together. Art truly can form a beautiful bond and we are grateful to these children for sharing that connection with us.

On this lovely day the kids helped us make super psyched super heroes, grumpy Tweety birds and great big gruff gorillas. Many of the children also got their caricatures drawn, thanks to new Ink Well member, Fred Fassberger. So happy to have you along, Fred!

Thanks to the rest of our trusty Ink Well gang: Pedro Delgado, Joyce Pedretti, Tim Savage, Joe Vissichelli and our dear Event Director, Ray Alma, for making it all possible. Thanks also to the ever reliable and kind St. Mary’s staff, and most of all to these wonderful, brave kids. Keep drawing, friends.