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Awaken creative expression through local and global art initiatives.

My personal mission is to awaken creative expression through local and global art initiatives. 

One initiative partners me with Operation Sock Monkey to create a  44 more words

Youth Artisans

Sock monkey gallery. Crafts by local youth artisans!

Sock creations by students at Keith Lynn Secondary School, Mountainside Secondary School and Intersections Media Opportunities For Youth Society.

Support Sock Monkey Life Skills Entrepreneurship Curriculum Development… 7 more words

Youth Artisans

To spread power of sock monkey to make the world a better place, I am developing a life skills curriculum.


GLOBAL: Creative Director, Anna Thorsen LOCAL: Art Director, Kat Thorsen (Vancouver BC)

MISSION: To awaken creative expression

VISION: To develop global art initiatives… 1,401 more words

Youth Artisans

A Youth Speaks. You Listen'? The Crow Quilt. #custodyart

“A youth speaks. You listenin?” – Royce

This quilt (48.5″ x63″) was made during my art therapy program at a youth custody centre.

Many of the youth I currently work with are involved with the juvenile justice system in one way or another. 190 more words

Youth Artisans

Youth artisan: Shiraya Hamm #socktweens

Shiraya Hamm is a fiery, creative little red-head with a heart of gold!  She is a natural caregiver, who is now learning to advocate for herself.   97 more words

Youth Artisans

Introducing Liz's new ETSY shop! #youthartisan

Check out Liz’s Sock Monkeys shop now on ETSY!!!

Happyness is a great mess, in the process of finding yourself.


Liz has come through incredible hardships with humor, sensitivity and honesty. 76 more words

Youth Artisans

An afternoon of sock monkeys, good food, good company, good chats, good laughter. #gallery

I was delighted to get together with old friends today to create product for OPERATION SOCK MONKEY!

Heroine, Auntie Lynn, brought along 22 sock monkeys destined for Haiti and New Jersey, and we began adding to the collection! 25 more words

Sock Monkeys In The News