Elisa Ann has a big heart and a generous spirit. I've never met her, but I know she does. How do I know? Because I know two important...wait, three important things about her: She is an artist. She is a social worker. She is a mom.
I've met a number of social workers during my time as a high school teacher. And perhaps I shouldn't be surprised by this, but many of the social workers I know are also artists in someway. Whether they are painters, weekend knitters, or refinish vintage finds, many of my acquaintances in the counseling profession are creative in some way or form. I suppose it makes sense. The way I see it, social workers have tremendous hearts, tremendous hope. They open themselves up every day in an effort to understand what motivates a person, all in an effort to help a wounded soul heal. They listen patiently, watch hopefully, support continuously. That takes an incredible amount of love for one person to want to do that over and over again, an incredibly amount of faith in humanity, and a belief that people can change. It would make sense that someone with that much heart and hope and faith would need to find a way to share themselves as well, a way to be personally creative.
That's Elisa Ann. You can see her heart in her work. Some of her prints are whimsical, hopefully. Her paintings are warm, inviting. You are drawn into her work. And in addition to being beautiful art, they are also giving. Elisa Ann gives a portion of her profits to charity. "I am an artist and a social worker. So it is very important to me that my art gives back in more ways than one. That is why most of my paintings and drawings have a portion of their profits going to charities." She regularly contributes to Project A.L.S., American Forests, UN World Food Programme, LitWorld, Harlem Village Academies, World Vision, and Habitat For Humanity.
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