“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”—Maya Angelou

Upon starting Gratitude Designs I had the idea that I would start a charity based on gratitude. The vision was that “someday” there would be Gratitude Houses everywhere around the world where children go, be surrounded by love and learn the notion of gratitude through the arts. I had the thought that these houses would not exist for many years but then it occurred to me that the first Gratitude House exists already. It is my studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn.