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How-To: Magic | Disappearing Card

How-To's / September 14, 2013

Travis is at it again! Our children and adult patients love having Travis around to ease their everyday stresses with his magical illusions! This one is sure to impress your friends! Try it out!

Project Little Hearts

Organization / September 1, 2013

Between September 19th and October 1st a team of 50+ highly skilled medical professionals from across the U.S. will be traveling to Honduras to repair the hearts of 60+ children via heart catheterizations and open-heart surgeries for Project Little Hearts (PLH) (To learn more click here). The children scheduled for open-heart surgeries begin their journey with several weeks of pre-op care, then they will be transported to Ruth Paz Hospital in San Pedro Sula for their catheterizations and/or surgeries. They will then receive post-op care and when healing is complete, return to their homes.  They will continue to receive follow-up care through an extended care program.  This comprehensive care program is what sets it apart from all others.  Throughout Honduras, it is regarded as the best program for pediatric heart surgeries in the entire country!

Souls’a Palette Arts volunteer Nathaniel was asked to make 60 drawstring bags to be used as get-well packets for the kids in Honduras. He spent his last weekend before school hand-making all 60 bags each including a special get-well wish. Through Project Little Hearts (PLH) big hearts are healing little hearts.

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Irish Dance Performance

Performances / August 16, 2013

The young and talented dancers from the Moriarty-Moffitt School of Irish Dance performed at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. Some of our dear pediatric patients, their families and caretakers were able to come down to the lobby to see the performance. Delightful to say the least!


How-To: Magic | Disappearing Coin

How-To's / August 9, 2013

Everyone at Soul’s Palette knows how special our volunteer Travis is to the organization and his patients. His magic brings happiness and relief to many children and adults who are suffering life threatening illness. Watch as Travis Barlock lets us all in on one of his magical secrets. Look for more secrets unveiled by Travis in the future!


Blog, Organization / July 16, 2013

Travis Barlock volunteers his time at Souls Palette Art’s as a magician. He is also a student at University of Denver pursuing a career in medicine. This past spring, his fraternity partnered with a sorority to host a philanthropy event. Five hundred dollars in proceeds from that event were graciously donated to Souls Palette Arts.

We thank them immensely for their donation.



Explosion Box How-To

How-To's / July 13, 2013

This “Explosion Box” is a great paper project for both children and adults.

Yours may be a gift, keepsake, self portrait, visual journal, or even a map.

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Musicians Beverly and Skip Tinnell

Music / May 31, 2013

Beverly and Skip Tinnell are RN’s working with Trauma and Stroke programs throughout Colorado. They also love to share their music with others through two local bands called Duo’ver and Circling the Drain. Soul’s Palette is thankful to have them playing music for patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.

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Arts in Pediatrics

Visual Arts / May 31, 2013

We love introducing many different art forms in pediatrics, through one-on-one interactions, and group activities. Art is a powerful tool for self expression and coping with illness!



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Rememberance Tree

Visual Arts / May 31, 2013

The Colorado Blood Cancer Institute Memorial Service was held on May 16th in commemoration of the patients who passed away this year. Healing Arts was asked to be present at the ceremony, to make a piece of artwork with family members in remembrance of their loved ones. We made a remembrance tree and invited everyone to write or draw on a leaf. To remember the smiles, the laughter, and the moments that brought them the greatest joy; to remember their strength and loving spirit.

Life is all about how you handle Plan B. you handled it with such grace… Your strength was amazing! You never, never, never gave up… What an honor to walk the path of life with you…

Thank you for sharing your memories with us!

–Jill Popp




Dirge without Music

Writing / May 30, 2013

The Colorado Blood Cancer Institute Memorial Service was held on May 16th in commemoration of the patients who passed away this year.

Kelly Rose, a Registered Nurse who works in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. Read this poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay at the ceremony.

Dirge without Music

Edna St. Vincent Millay


-I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.

So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:

Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned

With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.

-Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.

Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.

A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,

A formula, a phrase remains, — but the best is lost.

-The answers quick & keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,

They are gone. They have gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled

Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve.

More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.

-Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave

Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;

Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.

I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.