Volunteer Dotters

 
 

Travelling Kindness Rocks are painted by volunteer dotters. Their role is to dot a mandala that symbolically represents the individuals from around the world (the dots) organizing together (the mandala) to send this free gift. Therefore, it is not from the volunteer dotter, but rather a gift from us all.

As the amount of Travelling Kindness Rocks sent out increase with the financial growth of the organization, we add more members to the team.

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Ginger

Otauna Founder & CEO

My name is Ginger. I make my home in the beautiful Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, Canada. The first Travelling Kindness Rock was mailed in September 2015, soon after the concept came to me. Since then, I have contributed nearly 1000 dot mandalas to the program. It is exciting to reach a new phase, to train others to provide this service so Travelling Kindness Rocks can reach more lives.

 
 
 
 
 

Tina

Nova Scotia, Canada

Hello! I'm Tina, a graphic designer, letterpress printer and a design purist at heart. I have a love and appreciation for all things hand-made.

I've worked as a commercial graphic designer for over 20 years. As my artistic journey evolves, I'm passionately guided to create soulful items that will keep my creativity inspired and bright. From handmade journals to letterpress mandalas, my designs are fueled by passion.

My creative soul lights up when I'm graced with the opportunity of creating heart-made items to share with the world. I'm truly grateful to be part of the TKR dotting team, helping spread kindness through the journeys of the Travelling Kindness Rocks.

 Tina's first Travelling Kindness Rock was sent October 2016. Learn more about her graphic design and letterpress work at  arquoisedesign.com .

Tina's first Travelling Kindness Rock was sent October 2016. Learn more about her graphic design and letterpress work at arquoisedesign.com.

 
 
 
 
 Sue’s first Travelling Kindness Rock was mailed in July 2017.

Sue’s first Travelling Kindness Rock was mailed in July 2017.

Sue

Nova scotia, Canada

Hi! My name is Sue and I'm a recently retired elementary school teacher, living in the small community of Mount Uniack, Nova Scotia.

My dotting journey began when I took a beginner's dotting workshop in September 2016. I was looking for an easy art idea to do with my students but found so much more than that! The simple method Ginger invented for creating mandalas allowed my students and me to produce some lovely pieces. In keeping with the spirit of Travelling Kindness Rocks, our creations were given to family and friends. I extended my dotting skills when I joined the Pattern Club and have eagerly awaited each month's pattern.

I am honoured to be part of the Travelling Kindness Rocks Dotting Team and its mission to spread kindness throughout the world. It is my hope that the peace I feel while painting these rocks also makes the journey to each recipient.

 
 
 
 
 Erin's first Travelling Kindness Rocks were mailed October 2017. Visit her Facebook page at  Poppy Rocks .

Erin's first Travelling Kindness Rocks were mailed October 2017. Visit her Facebook page at Poppy Rocks.

Erin

British Columbia, Canada

Hi, my name is Erin and I live in Victoria, British Columbia, on the West Coast of Canada. I'm a solo mom by choice to my daughter, Poppy. I discovered rock painting in August 2016 through a local rock hunting group and quickly became hooked. My passion is painting dots, especially mandalas. My daughter and I love rock hunting at the beach, painting rocks together, and entering them in the local fall fair.

As soon as I discovered Travelling Kindness Rocks, it really spoke to me. I am super excited to be part of the Travelling Kindness Rocks Dotting Team, what it stands for and the ability to touch people worldwide. I find the process of painting rocks therapeutic and meditative in nature and a great way to slow down and reconnect. I look forward to painting rocks every day, especially with my daughter.

 
 
 
 
 Stephanie's first Travelling Kindness Rocks were mailed May 2018.

Stephanie's first Travelling Kindness Rocks were mailed May 2018.

Stephanie

Nova Scotia, Canada

Hi! My name is Stephanie and I am an Educational Program Assistant at an elementary school in Dartmouth. I first discovered dotting when I attended a Travelling Kindness Rocks workshop given by Ginger in December 2016 and I immediately fell in love with it. What really drew me in was hearing the story of the Travelling Kindness Rocks program and its philosophy of spreading kindness around the globe to those in need.

I joined the Pattern Club in January 2017 because I wanted to support the different charities each month and practice my dotting skills. I am very excited to be part of the Travelling Kindness Rocks Dotting Team and honoured to have the opportunity to help spread the word about this wonderful program.

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop

 
 
 
 
 Sara's first Travelling Kindness Rocks were mailed August 2018.

Sara's first Travelling Kindness Rocks were mailed August 2018.

Sara

Nova Scotia, Canada

Hi, I'm Sara. I first learned to dot mandalas when a team that I help coach was looking for a fundraiser. We worked with Ginger and Travelling Kindness Rocks to simultaneously introduce dotting to our community and raise funds. I was immediately hooked on both the process and mission of Travelling Kindness Rocks, especially in the idea of social enterprise. I believe this is so much more beyond the simple giving and receiving of rocks: There is a connectedness in this process that brings me great joy. It is a reminder of how giving creates ripples that extend much farther than we can know.

"A true community is not just about being geographically close to someone or part of the same social web network. It's about feeling connected and responsible for what happens." - Yehuda Berg

 
 
Kindness, both giving and receiving,
is an essential ingredient in a life well lived.
May these Travelling Kindness Rocks
bless the maker as much as it has the receiver.
— Recipient, Poughskeepsie, New York, USA