Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Artsy Mamas Newsletter January 2009

I actually *worked* this morning. Imagine that!

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Artsy Mamas newsletter

January 21, 2009


Our new website should be launched by the end of the month! We are very excited to have it up and running. There are so many great things that we can do with this site once it’s unveiled. One of those things, in particular, is giveaways and contests! Are you a small business owner who would like to promote your product or service through our site? Just drop me a note with the word “giveaway” in the title and include what you’d like to give away in the body of the email! I’ll put you on a special list of folks who are waiting to take advantage of our upcoming website!

We will also begin featuring Artsy Mamas in the Spotlight again regularly. So, if you would like your business, hobby, or special interest to be highlighted at, please let me know. I already have two people waiting in line for this one but we’ll get to you, I promise! This is a great way to have your talents and skills recognized by a new audience. And free advertisement is always appreciated. All that we ask is for a back link in return.

I plan to emphasize the online aspect of this organization while I am on hiatus this spring and early summer. Please let me know if you would like to be involved somehow. I am open to any and all ideas!

*Why am I going on hiatus, you ask? Because in just a few short weeks, I’ll be giving birth to my third child, Indygo Drayken (it’s a boy!). Please keep us all in your prayers as we make this huge transition into being a family of five. You can keep up with us at my blog:

We are also planning an online survey. Keep your eyes open for your opportunity to let us know what you want to see from Artsy Mamas this year!

Upcoming Events:

Attached is a flyer regarding our 2nd Annual Be Your Own Valentine Sidonia Bellydance Class and Hafla. Here is the information about that event:

Saturday, February 7th, 12-4pm

Location: Center for the Arts 110 West College Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130

$6.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door

Contact Mandy at 615-907-8084 or to find out how to purchase tickets in advance.

The bellydance class/hafla will focus on the basic movements that are a foundation to modern bellydance. We will learn how to combine these movements and use them in a choreography created specifically for this class. We will also discuss the role childbirth played in the development of this art form as well as how to execute the movements safely while pregnant. We will also enjoy a performance and food and drinks will be provided. Come dressed comfortably and ready to move!!

Other things to look forward to in 09:

-“Fan Club” packages (to include discount cards for businesses, a t-shirt, button, and bumper sticker)

-Painting classes for mamas

-Mother’s Day “Get Your Art On Mama” drop in craft session

-Dinner at the Center

-Meditate and Create: Bottlecap Jewelry Making

-Volunteer opportunities at Greenhouse Ministries, Bellwood Preschool, and the Pregnancy Support Center

-Artsy Mamas fundraiser craft show in the Fall

-Holiday Mother/Daughter activity

Artsy Mamas Needs YOU

Are you interested in volunteering but you’ve had a hard time plugging in because you have small children? Artsy Mamas has the perfect volunteer opportunities for moms like you. You don’t have to be “artsy” in order to “get artsy”! We can find a place where your special skills will be used and appreciated.

What types of activities are of interest to you? How can Artsy Mamas be of service to you or your group? Feedback is always welcomed and encouraged.

Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing you all during 2009.

Mandy Ray-Jones,

Founder and Executive Director

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