Scribbles are important thoughts of expression June 03 2015
Scribbles may not make any sense to an adult. It looks like unorganized lines, loops and squiggles. But these marks are very important to a young child. They are a child's way of writing her thoughts. Drawing and scribbling are the first steps to using the skills children will need later for writing and creativity. There is a story and feelings in their scribble. It is their recorded expression at this age, and it is hard work. Be proud kiddos and parents. Scribble on!! HURRAY FOR SCRIBBLES! (And yep, that's a real scribble tie. Scribble art donated by Macie and the beautiful scribble tie worn and celebrated by Gabriella!)
A Jboi inc KID off to school! April 22 2013
Thank you Macie for sending in your picture. You look creatively fabulous!
How did this crazy, fun idea come to be? April 09 2013
I keep getting the question, how did you come up with this idea of Jboi inc? Well here goes.... Once upon a time...
A children's author, Somere Sanders, woke up one morning with a creative idea: kids' art, on kids' clothes, helps kids.
It was a fun, wacky idea, that encouraged creativity in children, encouraged helping others, and encouraged a child to say "I matter."
Realizing how important this creative idea was, she immediately consulted with her Tier 1 advisors, Madalyn, Calylyn and Dyson. Her advisors responded cackling, "Aunt Susu, you're crazy." But... they said it with a smile on their face, curiosity in their eyes, and an immediate need to create artwork, wear the clothes, and know how they were helping other kids. On that day Prototype number 1 came into existence. ...On that day, a creative idea became a real, tangIble thing... .
Somere practiced and practiced at making better prototypes. She finally found what she thought might be worthy of kid-coolness. At this point Somere knew she had to get the approval of her Tier 2 advisors: Lauren, Hannah, Hayden, Macie and Chase. Their schedules were too busy to even pencil her in, so she crashed their art meeting held in their Great Grandpaw's dining room during Christmas break. The Tier 2 advisor response was, "Woa..., cool." They said these two small but critical words with curiosity in their eyes and a hesitant disbelief of "Can my artwork really do that?"
Once they finally believed in their importance, that their creativity really did matter, all eight advisor's imaginations immediately began creating amazing art with crayons and computer paper, laughing, playing and feeling empowered and important. ...On that day, Jboi inc's first clothing line was created... .
University Park Spring Market 2013 March 28 2013
We had a blast at the University Park Spring Market 2013. It was so much fun watching the little faces light up when they saw real kids art on kids clothes. I'm so excited to receive all the fun, creative donated artwork Jboi inc will be receiving from the show!
One of the best parts of my job is writing the fun letters Jboi inc sends thanking these amazing creative minds for their hard work, creativity and for helping other children in need.
Thank you Girl Scouts!! March 25 2013
Jboi inc = the Journey and Beauty Of Imagination! October 29 2012The most common question I have been receiving is what does Jboi inc stand for? The acronym Jboi stands for Journey and Beauty Of Imagination.The journey is finding a way to inspire children to use their creativity and curiosity to change the world around them. The beauty of imagination is that with imagination and kindness, anything is possible.My beautifully analytical husband also likes to frequently remind me that the letter J is also the symbol for Joule, the unit of work or energy in the International System of Units. So the letter J symbolizes the journey, work, & energy of our company. So there you have it! Jboi inc = the Journey and Beauty of Imagination! xoxo Somere
We finally did it!!!! October 28 2012