Jellybeanstreet really is big art by little people
There's a new stall heading to the popular Lollipop Markets this month and it is seriously worth checking out. It's called Jellybeanstreet and is interesting and unique in that it not only converts children's artwork into customized pieces printed on canvas but the prints are then published online and shared with family and friends through social media in order to raise money for charity. The owners, Ian and Marissa March, said that the idea came to them after their 2 year old would come home with all these paintings and drawings from day care. They didn't want to poke them away in a scrapbook where they wouldn't be seen so Ian played around with a scanned version of one of son Tyler's prints, removing wrinkles and changing the background colour so that it went with their home decor. They then had it printed on a large canvas and hung in their house. The result was a stunning piece by their then 2 year old son.
Jellybeanstreet, named after the colourful streets of Ian's hometown of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, has teamed up with the Starlight Children's Foundation and for every sale of a child's artwork, a percentage is given to the foundation who look after seriously ill children. In addition, an equal percentage from every online sale is given back to the child artist/family to reward them for their artistic endeavours.
On Sunday May 19, Jellybeanstreet are showcasing their prints at the Lollipop Markets which is taking place at the Morphetteville Racecourse. The Lollipop Markets have been around for a few years now and provide a venue for unique and handmade items aimed at parents, children and babies. Jellybeanstreet prints will be available to purchase on the day with all proceeds going directly to Starlight. Alternatively, you can purchase prints online from their website or send your child's artwork in and await the transformation. They offer free shipping here and around the world as well as a %100 money back guarantee. You can also check out the Facebook page here.