I am deeply saddened to share that Kathreen, the founder of Whip Up, and her partner, Rob, have died in a tragic drowning accident while traveling. You can read the details here. I was shocked when I read the news last night and can't stop thinking about it. I can't imagine what the children and family must be going through, but I hope they will take some comfort in knowing how much Kathreen was loved and admired in the crafting community. If you would like to help, an education fund has been set up for the children with details here.
I was thinking of you and hoping you all had a happy Mother's Day. I wanted to thank you for coming here every day and looking for ways to spend creative time with your children. Thank you for making that a priority and knowing in your gut that children need quantity time as well as quality time. Thank you for being willing to spend 15 minutes painting with your child when you know that it will take 30 minutes to clean up the mess. Thank you for making homemade party favors even when it would be easier to buy them and your neighbor thinks your nuts. Thank you for going outside of your comfort zone when it comes to arts and crafts and learning alongside your child. Thank you for the positive comments you make to your children about their work even when you have no idea what it is. You are all supermoms! You are there everyday, making the extra effort even when no one will notice. You are patient and kind and tough and strong and I am honored to have you visit here. Thank you and happy Mother's Day!