Nicolina's "Hearts of India" Tour Is Wrapping Up

06/24/2015 07:54 pm ET | Updated Jun 24, 2016

My niece, Nicolina, is just finishing a three-month, 7,500-mile trip around India. Her life's mission: to bring young people in humble villages a chance to explore their inner worlds through the meditative act of painting.

Nicolina and Orien pose with their van alongside Indian children

Nicolina has brought her empowering show on the road to all corners of our planet. Along with her partner in artistic evangelism, Orien, Nicolina is a kind of Johnny Appleseed -- planting not apples, but a joy of art as a way to better embrace life. I was right there with her in spirit -- and painted on the tailgate -- for the entire adventure. I've enjoyed some fun sponsorships over the years...and this is my favorite.

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