Saturday, March 21, 2009
Long time, no blog!
I was hoping to "blog" earlier than today, but things just didn't work out as expected. The last week has been very busy. Last weekend, on Sunday, I helped my friend Robin at her fundraiser for St. Baldrick's. It's an organization that raises money for children's cancer research by people collecting donations to get their heads shaved at the event. They are called "Shavees." Robin has gotten her head shaved for this event for the last three years. And the last two years she organized a St. Baldrick's event in the Fond du Lac area. Last year, at her first event, she raised $30,000 for St. Baldrick's and this year it looks like another successful year. She does an excellent job at getting the event organized and I'm so proud of her.
This year was my first year attending the event. My friend Hannah also volunteered along with me at the fundraiser. We had a great time and it was awesome to see young school kids getting their heads shaved to support a classmate who has cancer. And then there were the high school kids giving their own money to get their own head shaved. It was inspiring.
As the event progressed, Hannah and I didn't have too much to do at our table, so we decided to do some coloring. There were some St. Balrick's coloring pages and crayons at the event. The photo above is the page that Hannah colored and gave to me. Isn't it nice?
The photo pictured above is of one of my storybook watercolor prints. I donated a print of this image for the silent auction at the St. Baldrick's event. Later, I was introduced to the person who "won" my print and she told me that she works at the local post office and she's going to hang it up at the post office. I thought that was pretty nice.
The rest of the week was spent getting ready for my first craft show and making arrangements to have some of my work at a gallery in Illinois. As we speak my bunnies are in the painting studio and I would've taken a photo of them "in the process", but they have been very camera shy right now. However, I think once they are painted, they will be feeling a little more bold and ready for a photo shoot.
And this week I found someone through my local Freecycle group who can supply me with burned out light bulbs. She works at a recycling center not too far from where I live and I can stop by the recycling center to get light bulbs for my Recyc-a-lite sculptures. Hurray!
I guess I better be going for now. Have a nice day and "Welcome Spring!"