Thursday, July 23, 2009


If I can remember correctly we are suppose to blog about a cozy spot that we love. I am so excited to visit everyone. Everybody is so amazingly talented.
Mine might not be what you expect but believe me when I tell you that this truly is a most comfortable and comforting spot for me. The foundation that I serve with is called Todos Los Ninos, this means All the children. We recently helped build a new orphanage in Cuenca Ecuador. The first time I traveled to Ecuador my purpose was to see how I could help the children that would be living in the new orphanage. There were about 10 children that had been placed in our new orphanage "Los Pequnetos", and 40 more would be welcome. We had rented a couple of rooms in one of the other orphanages while the new building was built.
During my stay I visited 8 different orphanages and I visited about 300 children. All of them had brown eyes and dark hair. All of them were as in need as the 10 that had been placed in Los Pequnetos.
My vision changed, I no longer wanted to prepare for only the new orphanage, but I wanted to help ALL the children. When I go back to Ecuador I feel at home. The homes of the children are far from beautiful but the children are all very beautiful and they turn me into jelly and they touch me as nothing else can. With the help of volunteers, both living there and helping, and donations, these children are being taken care of. If you wish to help, contact me.
The picture below was taken in the plane while I was looking out the window at a volcano that had blown a couple days before. My camera didn't pick up the steam coming out of the mountain.


  1. Cindy, you are such a kind and generous lady helping the little ninos and ninas!

  2. Cindy, YOU have the best spot in the world (& for sure #1 in this party) because your heart is so big...
    How sweet is this post. Makes me look back on my little spot and see how I can make mine (me) better!
    Totally awesome~
    everything vintage

  3. what a wonderful give your love and your time :)

  4. What an amazing woman you are! Those children are quite lucky indeed to have you in their corner!

  5. Love what you're doing. I really think it's amazing. Thanks so much for stopping by my studio!

  6. What a wonderful thing you are doing. I'm sure that everything you do is much appreciated. Mimi

  7. What a wonderful and kind thing you are doing! Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Thank you for coming by and checking out my studio! We have something in common aside from creativity...I used to live in Ecuador for a short time.

  9. Your area of creativity is one of the best I have viewed so far, that of human heart! Your post just melted me. Many blessings upon your work in Ecuador.

    Thank you for visiting and for your kind comment on my studio.

  10. Cindy...I found your cute blog. How sweet are you doing your work at the orphanage. I am sure many blessings are coming your way because of your service. You are my Hero! I am so touched how you give these special children some hope in letting them know someone cares. Thanks for sharing. I plan on visiting your blog often.

  11. Hi Cindy~

    You are truly an inspiration! I'm glad you are interested in the "White Wednesday" theme. To view everyone who is playing along just go to my blog and I have a list of participants on my sidebare under my WW logo. Let me know if you are interested in joining in and I'll add you to the list.

    Take care,

  12. Cindy,

    Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comment. Yes, it is very nice to have a handy husband when it comes to remodeling. He has done a wonderful job. We have finished up all the prep work and will now be able to enjoy a weekend of rest and relaxation. I hope you are able to enjoy the same.

  13. Hi Cindy -

    What a wonderful, inspiring creative space you have shown us. It really puts things into perspective when you are able to be a part of something like 'Los Pequnetos', and I bet your artwork has evolved to reflect the experiences you have had since you have been involved in this project.

    Thank you so much for sharing your cozy, comfortable spot with us - what a blessing!

    :-) Molly

  14. Hi Cindy,
    Thank you so much for stopping by to vist me. I do not know how my named showed up on your new blog, but maybe we were suppose to meet!. Your posting about the children and the work you do is abosultly wonderful and warms the heart.There really are so many children that need our help, I am sure you are a blessing to the children as much as they are to you.
    I am going to add you to my favorites so I can keep in contact with you.
    Take care and enjoy your day,

  15. Hi Cindy,
    Now this is what creativity is all about. What a wonderful spot to create bonds that will last a lifetime.
    Thank you so much for the visit and the dear message you left for me about my little shack.

  16. Oh yeah, I wanted to say that we will take your son in trade for the shack. (You are too funny) Yes it is on our property. It's a forty acre piece of ground 20 miles up a canyon from our home. We pasture our horses there in the summer and my husband was going up to repair some fences. I sometimes go for an overnighter up there. Some of my friends and I are planning a sleep over soon too, that should be a hoot.