Hello and welcome to Noble Dallas! This project is dedicated to my grandmother, who loved Dallas and who showed me what serving others looks like.
I first heard about human trafficking in Dallas nine years ago. Immediately, the wheels started churning on what I could do to help. I had a few ideas, such as painting survivor's portraits and auctioning them off or creating a painting on stage at my church during a human trafficking educational event and auctioning it off. But I never got these off the ground for one reason or another.
Fast forward to present day and human trafficking has grown into a monster business. Texas ranks #2 in the nation for the most human trafficking. The Dallas human trafficking trade is now a $99 million dollar crime. I am more compelled now than ever to help.
I've decided to start with a few small items that I have always enjoyed making. I am drawing on 25+ years as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, fine art painter, and in the last ten years, a live event painter at weddings.
I’m excited to finally launch this little project and hope you find something that fancies you here! If not, perhaps a one-of-a-kind gift for a friend or family member?? ;) I will be updating this site with new notecards, stationery, fine art prints, handmade jewelry and whatever else I’m inspired to make, along with other makers who's work I love. I’m donating 20% of the proceeds back to New Friends New Life.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. ~ Philippians 4:8-9