In September 2013 I was seeking something more from my art. From my recent children’s art workshops I had been very inspired by their pure happiness and generosity I wanted to give something back to make them smile. That is how 100 Days of Smiles began and I decided I would gift hand painted shirts and artworks to inspiring children all over the world for 100 Days to bring smiles and happiness.
My message was simple, this was not about money this was purely about bringing happiness to inspiring children from all walks of life all over the world. Over 100 Days I painted over 150 t-shirts and each day a beautiful child wearing their shirt with a big smile on their face would be posted on my social media sites then taking that happiness even further by making others smile.
This project filled my heart with so much happiness. I loved every single second of it even in the craziest moments with me trying to keep up. I only need to look back over those smiling faces today and the happiness that that 100 Days created and I smile.
- Maryanne Oliver