Tuesday, May 11, 2010
My Proud Moment
I just got off the phone with one of my best friends who is all the way in New Zealand right now with YWAM (Youth with a Mission) and heading to India in less than a week. I felt even more encouraged in my current artistic endeavors after our conversation and freshly inspired. You know when someone is doing so great you almost feel guilty for not doing better in your life? I didn't quite feel that way, but I did realize that I haven't been prioritizing things in my life that I should be. Sometimes I get caught up in myself and stop thinking about all the people in need in this great big world. After that and visiting my paintings today for the first time in their new location and seeing (to my surprise) that they made up the entire window display I am once again excited about painting!
For those who don't know, I am currently showing my Haitain collection of oil/mix media paintings in an effort to raise money for disaster relief. 50% of proceeds will go to Child Hope International (www.childhope.org), an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I am getting really excited about my fundraiser even coming up on the 21st! The paintings are now on display in an amazing furniture store in downtown Medford. They look beautiful there! I went to get my picture taken with them for an upcoming article in Joy magazine and my mom had fun taking pictures of the photoshoot!
Getting my picture taken in the window display!