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So here we are. Firstly, I owe you all a huge thank you for spreading the word and pledging toward 7% Chance of Sunshine and for bringing glimpses of sunshine together in order to truly brighten the day for kids and families all over the Treasure Valley - not to mention bringing sunshine into my life! Together, we are making a book which will help Make-A-Wish Idaho change lives!

Sometime in the midst of my Kickstarter campaign for 7% Chance, I stumbled upon a call-for-artists through an organization called Neighborhood Works Boise. Here are a couple of paragraphs about Neighborhood Works:

Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (NHS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1982. NHS is a chartered member of NeighborWorks®, a nationwide network of 240 trained and certified community development organizations at work in more than 4,000 communities across America.

At NHS we believe that home is the key to thriving communities. With this focus, and help from our supporters, we have been able to provide services to thousands of Idahoans through myriad community and housing related programs.

You may have heard of Paint the Town and Rake Up Boise? Well, this organization is responsible for those awesome events.

Anyway, I was one of the ten artists selected to participate in their newly founded Front Door Art Project, in which we were prompted to create a piece of art, using a door as our canvas, which would celebrate the joy of owning your first home. As in their words "the project celebrates the pride in receiving the key to your new front door, especially when you didn't think that was possible."

From September 2nd to September 23rd, our ten doors will be displayed somewhere in downtown Boise. I will, of course, let you know where mine will be once I know, but until you can see it in person, here are some images of my project, which, inspired by my favorite doorknob ever, I'm entitling "Enter".


by Meredith Fern Messinger

A home should be a sanctuary - a safe place to dream and to become.

the reading room

the living room

the kitchen

the bedroom

the door

and, of course...no house is a home without a cat

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