Happy New Year 2017!
We wish good health and happiness to all our supporters, volunteers, artists and their families in this New Year!
Feathers & fingers ~ Floral Fireworks by Linda!
These last 2 months have been a world-wind of creative activity in all our art classes!!! We have to get ready for the holidays in early November so we began by creating art with feathers and fingers. We started with florals to introduce the technique~
Feathers & Fingers Blue Floral by Louise!
Then we created holiday trees! It took only minutes to see the trees come to life, instant satisfaction for our artists!
Then we moved on to gift wrap! Using the plain white back of donated gift wrap our artists stamped patterns to their hearts delight. I cut the stamps from everyday sink sponges which adds texture and dimension.
On this day we had the pleasure of Skeeter’s son joining us for art class! A great time was had by all. We always encourage family members to join us and assist their loved one with whatever art project we are doing. Participating together in a new endeavor, sharing new knowledge and creating new memories brings loved ones closer! Please come and enjoy the creative process with us, we all will enjoy your company!
Our next holiday project was creating strings of painted vellum paper holiday lights on green yarn which we hung in the windows! Due to a very generous donation of multi-colored nail polishes our artists ended the year creating fun and colorful greeting cards!
We hope you enjoyed making memories during the holidays with your family and friends!
Handbags for the Homeless
I’ll try and make this short...a dear friend & supporter of Moments of Memory, Donna Rooney, mentioned she was going to drop off a dozen handbags at Goodwill. I asked if I could have them to fulfill a wish I had last year…to fill them with essential feminine goodies and give them to homeless women during the holidays. Donna dropped them off yesterday…they are gorgeous, brand name leather handbags that look brand new! I went to the dollar store and filled 12 bags with essential goodies. It cost approx. $5 to fill each handbag with:
Winter hat & matching winter gloves
Knee high socks in fun patterns
Packet of Kleenex
Alzheimer’s purple Q tips
Tea bags & sweetener
Holiday tissue, ribbon
and a Christmas card!!!
If you’d like to participate…
You can drop off handbags with $5 for each one or donate to the
Myself and a volunteer will be delivering them to homeless women directly. Thank you in Advance!!!
HANDBAGS for the HOMELESS, care of Moments of Memory. I do hope this leaves each woman with a small moment to remember.
Happy Holidays to everyone!!! Make yours memorable!
THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING OUR MISSION TO BRING ART EXPERIENCES TO THOSE LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S!
WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS, ANY DAY OF THE WEEK, TO COVER THE WEEKLY COST OF PAPER, PAINTS, PASTELS AND BRUSHES. A DONATION CAN BE SECURELY AND EASILY MADE AT THE RAZOO LINK AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG ROLL.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!
PS IF YOU’D PREFER TO MAIL IN A CONTRIBUTION A DONATION FORM IS AVAILABLE TO PRINT OUT AND MAIL IN.
Our Alzheimer’s Artists have welcomed in the Holidays with their original hand painted trees! They first used feathers and then their fingers to create the trees. Some may have added texture with a toothbrush and ornaments with a pencil eraser. Common utensils can create extraordinary results!
Thank you for supporting the Moments of Memory Team!!
We are all CHAMPIONS!!!
Thank you for joining our Moments of Memory Team! There are no survivors to carry the torch, you helped us shed light and funding on research to end this heartbreaking, and always life ending disease.
Mama Bug with Her Eggs and Babies, by Barbara
at Arbors Memory Care Community, acrylic 2016
RN&R BEST OF RENO – 2016!!
Congratulations to FastFrame for being the #1 Best Frame Shop in Reno in 2016!
We want to thank the owner, Steve Buzska, for his continued support of our program and the beautiful framing he contributes every year! Steve’s passion for our program and unparalleled attention to detail is what has made Steve #1 with us since 2008! Thank you again Steve and Bravo! Also thank you to his employee Jayme who continues to pour her heart into our mission!! Please support our in-kind sponsor!
Moments of Memory “Best of Reno Non-Profit”
We want to thank everyone who made Moments of Memory the #1 Best of Reno Non-Profit in 2016 & 2015! We are so humbly honored to be able to continue bringing our heartfelt services to those living with Alzheimer’s. We couldn’t do it without the uplifting support of our volunteers, UNR interns, artist’s families, supporters and participating memory care facilities!
Pinwheel by Edith
Please support our professional framer, Steve Buszka, owner of FastFrame on Moana Lane. He has continued to support our mission by contributing all of our fabulous framing since 2008!!! Bravo Steve!
To brighten our artist’s rooms they created Floral Garlands! They painted fresh, bright summer colors with acrylics in solids and visual textures as the first step in their garland project. Whimsical florals are drawn on the back of the painted paper and cut out. Circles are cut or torn and layered to create the centers for their fantasy florals. Leaves also adorn some of the florals for added dimension. They attached the florals to green yarn to create a 6′ long garland to adorn their windows or walls!
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Thank you for considering our mission for your 2016 giving!
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THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND GENEROSITY!
Moments of Memory, Inc. in Nevada, is an IRS approved (12/15/08) 501 (c)3 tax exempt charity. Our mission is to bring visual art experiences to those living with memory impairment. Your donation, pursuant to NRS 598, may be tax deductible. Please check with your personal accountant.
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Moments of Memory… Art from the Hearts of Alzheimer’s Artists.
A non-profit program of visual art expression developed for those living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. With passion and purpose Moments of Memory classes create a safe, supportive environment for social interaction and self-expression resulting in a non-critical and fail-safe experience. Specific techniques enable individuals to focus on a task at hand and experience a sense of accomplishment, counteracting feelings of depression and isolation. Having the opportunity to share the tangible reward of their efforts in a group setting renews self-confidence and trust. Reconnecting with society in a productive community restores a sense of self even in the later stages of the artist’s illness.
ART: I’ve Got Your Back by Babs, created with women’s cosmetics!