Tiny Jade Inspirations

Our Story

We’ve loved every minute of our journey

An Non-Profit Is Born

My husband and I were blessed with a tiny miracle. Our daughter Jade, was born at 26 weeks gestation, weighing less than 1.5 pounds. It was a difficult situation that no one ever prepares for. The hospital offered art sessions to help parents cope. The sessions awoke the artist in me and it certainly distracted me from feeling overwhelmed, powerless, and uncertain about the future.

According to Picasso, "Art washes off the dust of every day." Art helped me to heal and creativity opened my heart to the notion of being mindful of the present moment and living happily in it by touching the peace and joy that is available in the "now." This sense of mindfulness cleared my mind to help me witness Jade's extraordinary strength and will to live. Despite her rough start in life, and six longs months in the hospital, Jade has defied all odds and is thriving!

Jade is a daily reminder that nothing is impossible; and even the little things in life can make a big impact. Although she was tiny in frame, her raw and uninhibited energy was magnificent, and it forced me to look within myself and realize my own strengths. Ultimately, Jade helped me to realize that art heals (both the creator and the recipient of the art).

In August 2016, Tiny Jade Inspirations was federally recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers fine arts, crafts as well as the opportunity for individuals to escape this digital world, immerse themselves in the painting process and feel inspired to create. My husband and I firmly believe in paying it forward; hence, all proceeds will be donated to various charities aimed towards helping children live happy and healthy lives.


Jerry & Carina Hopen