I have never started a nonprofit before, and it’s a little nerve racking, but I feel much better standing with this team. Our Board of Directors is ready to take on this project to provide unique space and art supplies to Sioux Falls artists. Without further ado, and in alphabetical order, I present to you the JAM Art & Supplies Board of Directors. Continue reading Meet Our Board of Directors
Getting JAM Art & Supplies into an actual retail space is the ultimate goal. But, everyday I have to commit myself to little goals. I’m sure you all deal with this in your lives too.
This week I have to fill out the “Articles of Incorporation” form to mail off our application to the Secretary of State so we can become Continue reading Have Tos and Have Dones
Like most First Fridays in Sioux Falls, this past Friday was full of plenty of options for entertainment in the arts world. Due to the variety, I ultimately was forced to narrow down my choice of events in order to make time to properly enjoy each one.
Today my sister helped me organize the donations JAM received over the weekend. My grandmother gave us a whole lot of antique buttons, paper, drawing and painting supplies. Nell passed on craft supplies from years worth of bein’ crafty and a crayon maker. And, Mary, who’s cleaning out her junk room to welcome a Continue reading A Short Assessment of Inventory
Baby food Jars
Books (art-based only)
Boxes-fashion or gift
Brown grocery bags
Calendars with photos
Corks or corkboard
Die-cuts of any kind
Egg cartons (cardboard ones only)
Envelopes (preferably w/out letterhead)
Fabric – especially polar fleece, felt, velvet, fake-fur, and burlap (preferably washed and fresh)
Fake fur fabric
Flexible foam materials
Greeting Cards (unused)
Hats and other party favors
Jewelry and jewelry supplies
Like-new art supplies for adults /children
Magazines (art-based only)
Magnets or magnetic materials
Mylar of all kinds
Natural materials such as seashells, pine cones, or rocks
Papers of all kinds, colors, and sizes
Paper towel rolls
Paper sample books
Plastic bottles or other containers
Polar Fleece Fabric
Sewing Notions like thread, zippers, velcro, buttons, etc.
Tapes of all kinds
Tubes (not thick rimmed ones)
Wallpaper books (not rolls)
Wood scraps of uniform size and shape
Live art this Saturday night, March 1st at the District in Sioux Falls!
My husband spends much of his work day listening to podcasts, and yesterday he suggested I listen to TED Radio Hour: Making Mistakes. Many times I shrug off the suggestions because I have other things I’m reading or listening to, but I’m glad I listened to this one. The second segment of this show was about Brene’ Brown’s TED Talk on vulnerability. For me, hearing this was impeccable timing as Continue reading Vulnerability, and the Problems JAM Art & Supplies will Address
There’s something encouraging about driving down Spring Avenue. Maybe it’s the old houses, but tonight the familiarity of the street gave me the courage for this first blog.
I’ve been reading Blog Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho, and I have to say, she definitely has pushed me further into the idea of blogging. I intuitively knew that I should Continue reading Writing My First Blog Post