Save the World One Painting at a Time

This post features my daughter’s idea for merging her passion for painting with her desire to change the world:

What is your passion? What is your dream?

When I was a little girl, I wanted to save the world. I didn’t know what that even meant at the time, but somehow I knew that it was my purpose in life. As I grew older, my dreams became a bit more specific. In high school, I wanted to be a public relations specialist for a non-profit organization. I planned on joining the Peace Corp directly out of college and then continuing a career in nonprofit work.

The first time I volunteered abroad in Cambodia, following my graduation from UCLA, I quickly became jaded. The evidence of millions of dollars of wasted UN funds lined the streets of Phnom Penh in hundreds of unused UN trucks. Our volunteer contact, Daniel Rothenberg, explained that in order to get the approval for the annual UN budget, the UN had to use their entire budget each year. As a result, millions went wasted on unused trucks when it could have been allocated to a much more needed purpose. There has to be a better way than this, I thought. READ THE ENTIRE POST…


About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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