fredag, mai 10, 2019

Temple Grandin

Working on a portrait of Temple Grandin.


onsdag, oktober 24, 2018

The ReMoved Book



A coffee table worthy collection of poems, stories, and art (aka an Anthology) about what it's like to be in foster care.

Support the project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heschle/the-foster-care-anthology-project

torsdag, oktober 11, 2018

Happy Birthday to me!

It's my birthday and you have already given me my present! The ad revenue from this blog from september to december 2018 goes to sykehusklovnene, which is the norwegian version of Clown Care. If you are feeling generous, you are also welcome to give money to my Facebook fund raiser for Unicef: https://www.facebook.com/donate/309866609824883/


UNICEF

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United Nations Children's Fund
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Established11 December 1946; 71 years ago
TypeFund
Legal statusClosed
HeadquartersNew York CityNew York, U.S.
President
Tore Hattrem
Executive Director
Henrietta H. Fore
Parent organization
United Nations
AffiliationsUnited Nations
Revenue
$5,009,557,471
Websitehttps://www.unicef.org/
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF /ˈjuːnɪsɛf/) is a United Nations (UN) agency headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund was created by United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946. On Rajchman's suggestion, the American Maurice Pate was appointed its first executive director, serving from 1947 until his death in 1965. In 1950, UNICEF's mandate was extended to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. In 1953 it became a permanent part of the United Nations System, and the words "international" and "emergency" were dropped from the organization's name, making it simply the United Nations Children's Fund, retaining the original acronym, "UNICEF".
UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and private donors. UNICEF's total income for 2015 was US$5,009,557,471 . Governments contribute two-thirds of the organization's resources. Private groups and individuals contribute the rest through national committees. It is estimated that 92 per cent of UNICEF revenue is distributed to program services. UNICEF's programs emphasize developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 and the Prince of Asturias Award of Concord in 2006.
Most of UNICEF's work is in the field, with a presence in 190 countries and territories. UNICEF's network of over 150 country offices, headquarters and other offices, and 34 National Committees carry out UNICEF's mission through programs developed with host governments. Seven regional offices provide technical assistance to country offices as needed.
UNICEF's Supply Division is based in Copenhagen and serves as the primary point of distribution for such essential items as vaccinesantiretroviral medicines for children and mothers with HIV, nutritional supplements, emergency sheltersfamily reunification, and educational supplies. A 36-member executive board establishes policies, approves programs and oversees administrative and financial plans. The executive board is made up of government representatives who are elected by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, usually for three-year terms.

Clown Care

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clown care troupe at service at the hospital Bambin Gesù in Italy
Clown Care, also known as hospital clowning, is a program in health care facilities involving visits from specially trained clowns. They are colloquially called "clown doctors" which is a trademarked name in several countries. These visits to hospitals have been shown to help in lifting patients moods with the positive power of hope and humor. There is also an associated positive benefit to the staff and families of patients.

Innsamling til Sykehusklovnene og UNICEF Norge!

Du støtter allerede Sykehusklovnene med å besøke denne bloggen! Ønsker du å støtte UNICEF Norge kan du gå inn på min innsamling på Facebook og gi der!


mandag, september 10, 2018

Innsamling til sykehusklovnene


Fjorårets overskudd fra bloggen går til sykehusklovnene. Det betyr at alle reklameinntektene fra http://runeblogg.blogspot.com/ fra 2018 blir donert sykehusklovnene. De kan du lese mer om her: http://runeblogg.blogspot.com/2018/09/sykehusklovnene.html 
Bildet over er hentet fra nettsiden deres!

Sykehusklovnene



"Mange barn og unge blir rykket ut av sin trygge hverdag og må forholde seg til en sykehusverden. På sykehus er det mye som ikke er frivillig og man kan oppleve både oppturer og nedturer. Det kan være ekstremt belastende for familie og foresatte å være i en slik unntakssituasjon sammen med sine kjære.

Selv om norske sykehus holder et høyt faglig nivå kan Sykehusklovnene bidra med noe viktig. De kan tenne livsgnist, øke selvtillit og hente frem barnets friske krefter. Effekten av latter, lek og undring kan mobilisere uante krefter i små og store kropper. Og et klovnemøte kan være en etterlengtet pustepause til foresatte når de ser sine barn og unge fryde seg.

Alle sykehusklovnene er profesjonelle scenkunstnere som har spesialisert seg på å møte barn og unge for å skape gode opplevelser. Flere studier støtter latter og glede som en helbredende kraft. Latter demper smerte, er med å styrke immunforsvaret og demper utviklingen av stresshormoner. Internasjonal forskning viser også at sykehusklovner kan være med å redusere bruken av medisin, bedøvelse og tvang.

Sykehusklovnene kan ikke forandre situasjonen, men de kan gjøre noe med opplevelsen. Og slik kan et sykehusopphold også bli preget av latter, smil og positive minner. Sykehusklovner kan brukes som magisk medisin og kanskje kan det vonde trylles bort for en liten stund."

Tekst og bilde er hentet fra https://www.sykehusklovnene.no/hva-gjor-vi-for-barna/