Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July



Hello all,

I hope everyone is having a glorious 4th of July. I also want to send a special thanks out to all of our service men and women. Thank you for all that you do for us.
The family and I enjoyed a day at the Amusement Park. We actually went yesterday because our weather man predicted rain on the 4th. The day turned out to be really nice. The weather was good and it wasn't too crowded at the park. I can't believe the prices at the parks now a days. Crazy, one bottle of water cost $4.00 Wow!! I should have packed my own. But, I guess if you are going to the park to be amusd you should also be amused at the cost of everything there (lol). They also had fireworks at the end of the day which was very nice. The kids really enjoyed themselves. Today we will just relax and watch some movies. Oh, speaking of movies. Did you know alot of the major movie theatres offer free or discounted movies during the summer. You may want to contact your local theatres and find out when and what time they offer these showings. If you visit there website they usually have information on showtimes and days. Some of the theatres also give you FREE popcorn. Free movies and Free popcorn, that is a great deal. This is a great and inexpense way to get out with the kids on a hot summer day. The movies are usually fairly recent release movies. Here are a few links for the onces in my area






Well, I hope everyone enjoys their holiday!!

I also wanted to remind everyone about the Angels for Brianna Benefit Auction which starts on Sunday July 8th and ending on Saturday July 14th..



Angels for Brianna Benefit Auction

Artists from several facets of the art community have come together to donate angel themed artwork that will be auctioned off as part of a silent auction starting on Sunday July 8th and ending on Saturday July 14th. This auction is being held to honor the memory of a lovely girl named Brianna, whose life was cut short from a disease called MDS. Brianna was diagnosed with MDS in October of 2006, and fought the battle of her life for 8 short months. Unfortunately she lost the battle on June 15th 2007, but her spirit lives on, and she is a reminder to us all to cherish each day that life brings, and to love those closest to us with all of our hearts.

Iva Wilcox, Brianna’s mom, is a talented part of the art community, and this is how we’ve all come to know and love Brianna….through Iva’s beautiful stories and photographs of her daughter. The money collected from the auction will be used to help cover the funeral and medical expenses incurred by the family, and to fund a wonderful program that Brianna started at her high school called the National Art Honor Society. This group, whose primary focus is to promote artists and their work at the high school level, was something that Brianna was passionate about, and she had so many plans for the group that she wasn’t able to put in place due to her illness. Our hope is that the proceeds will help get the group off to a wonderful start this fall, and that she will be an inspiration to other young artists to pursue their talent, and realize their dreams.

I am proud to help promote and support this fabulous event, and I hope you will join us in bidding on an angel or two of your choice, and bidding high to help raise some much needed money for this family, and to honor Brianna’s memory. All of the angel artwork you’ll see is completely handmade by each artist, signed and dated, and will come with a special tag as a reminder of this event. We were moved by Brianna’s story, and all of us felt compelled to do something to help her family in their time of need, in a way that Brianna would have loved. This is why the auction was formed, and we want her memory to live on, as she does now with the angels above.

Thank you!

To read more about Brianna please visit; http://iva-and-family.blogspot.com/





Here is a peek at the Angel I created for the Auction











6 comments:

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Oh my goodness your angel is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! How very lovely!

Once Upon A Notion said...

Elaine,
Your angel is oh so sweet and peaceful. I love the architectural base/cabinet. It was so inspirational making a piece for this auction to honor Brianna and show support to Iva - with such great artists.

Steph

Sylvia Anderson said...

She's is absolutly beautiful Elaine!! :) A vision of lovelyness! Thank you so much for donating her!!

BECKY said...

This is such a beautiful angel. You are very talanted.
Smiles,
Becky

Sam I Am said...

Elaine..
I absolutely LOVE this angel you've created..the color is amazing!!
I hope the bids on her go thru the roof!!!!! :)
hugs..sandy

Cheryl said...

I just LOVE this. Soooo sweet. So simple and pure. Lovely.
Hugs, Cheryl