Cats, kids and 27,000 hearts

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Cats, kids and hearts – this winning combination has vaulted Ron Lehocky over the 27,000 mark in his polymer project that benefits the Kids Center.

Ron’s efforts have been assisted by artists who send him their unused canes, teachers who gladly show him their tricks, and collaborators who use his hearts in their work.

Leslie Blackford showed Ron how to transfer images with water and use colored pencils to bring life to the eyes of these cats before the images were transferred.

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Jimmie Boatwright purchased a heart at Creative Journey Studios and used it as the centerpiece of the beaded necklace shown here.

You may select hearts from Ron’s latest collection of pins made from upcycled donated canes. These will be on sale at the IPCA retreat in Columbus, Ohio this month. If you donated clay, your patterns could reappear on a heart that will help Ron to his next big number.

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  • reply Wendy Moore ,

    Ah Cynthia, please give Ron a massive hug from all of us in Nepal when you see him in Columbus . What an amazing effort to reach 27,000 hearts!

    • reply Dorothy Siemens ,

      This is such a wonderful, heartwarming story (emphasis on heart!).

      • reply PiperPixieDesigns ,

        MEOW! These are fantastic and are serving a wonderful cause =^. .^=

        • reply Sherry Bailey ,

          I just love what Jimmie Boatwright did with that heart! Up one more level of wonderful!

          • reply carissa ,

            Ron is just the best guy ever. I don’t know how he does it with all of his other commitments but he is just a champ!

            • reply Liz ,

              Kittens and hearts – is there any cuter combination? Bet these sell like gangbusters. Kudos to Ron for his endless creativity and generosity.

              • reply CBSRI ,

                It would be wonderful if Ron’s hearts were made available online….it would be great for those of us who’d like to buy them, and might take Ron’s fundraising to a whole new level.

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