Johnna Crider is the Founder of Art4TheHomeless, an organization currently in the process of becoming a 501c3 Nonprofit, that unites artists of all venues to promote homeless awareness in the USA where the average age of a homeless American is 9 years old.
Johnna was once homeless at the ages of 9-11 and also during other times in her life. As an artist, she wanted to do something but at the time, all she had was her art, which blossomed into Art4TheHomeless.
In 2009, was honored by Czar Darius Adrik Salvo I with the title of Dame/Knight in the Imperial Chivalric Order of Kings of the Imperial Sovereign House of Kings for my dream to simply change the perception of homelessness in the USA and its a title that I am honored to use to help bring awareness to homelessness in the USA.
LadieJaye and Elegance Boutique
I was going to list it but at the last moment I couldn't. The stone was a gift to me--he told me to use it how ever I wished. I was going to sell it to benefit Art4TH and The Homeless Project, but i am too attached. Right now is not the time for me to part with it.
IT is a Herkimer Diamond. Herkimer Diamonds are double terminated quartz crystals that are a little bit different than regular quartz. Herkimer Diamonds have the appearance of hand cut diamonds even though they are naturally occurring.
Herkimer diamonds are found in dolomite rock, a layer of limestone that was created millions of years ago when New York State was the floor of a shallow ocean. Many layers of sedimentary rock covered the region. During the Ice Age, glaciers pushed through the region. As the vast sheets of ice began to melt, water washed away some of the rock and exposed the dolomite rock that contains Herkimer diamonds.
A typical Herkimer has 18 facets which gives it the appearance of a diamond.
Herkimer Diamond is a very high energy crystal that holds a significant amount of energy and can hold structures in place. These gems provide a sacred geometric structural attunement that has the ability to re-align other structures that aren't so perfect. For that reason, Herkimer is a compliment to just about any healing practice, to the pursuit of personal goals and to any meditation. It locks energy patterns into perfect geometric harmony.
So if you are trying to regulate some imbalance in your body, or are just trying to sort out life in general, Herkimer is able to hold the energy for you as a support tool. They are also used to enhance the vision and clarity of dreams. A Herkimer Diamond has such perky energy, it is often use to provide cheerfulness to gloomy people and to deflect negative energy from people who are weak willed.
Art4TheHomeless and The Homeless Project will each receive 20% of all sales from my Etsy Shop: Ladie Jayes Designs.
Art4TH is and organiztion that I am setting up to unite artists of all venues to promote homeless awareness in the USA where the average age of a homeless American is 9 years old, and is in the process of becoming a 501c3 (saving up the $400 IRS Tax Exemption Fee)
The Homeless Project was founded in October 2010 to help bring support and awareness to the plight of homeless people. Artist HH Duke Michael David Peschka (and other worthy contributors) produces and sells portraits depicting homeless people in their living situations, with proceeds benefitting homeless people directly, as well as several non-profit homeless organizations.
HH Duke Michael' s portraits are oil on cardboard. Although The Homeless Project began in Austin, Texas, it has received international interest. The Homeless Project seeks to add its own unique effort to help aleviate homelessness around the world.