But it's all good. And I'm so lucky to be able to spend my time doing what I love: making art as well as connecting with family and friends, old and new.
This week I will meet a very new friend: Produce Pete of WNBC's Weekend Today in New York when I present my painting of asparagus to Pete on his TV show Saturday morning. It's on NBC between 9 and 10am and I hope you will tune in.
(I'll be the nervous one)
On Saturday mornings Pete frequently brings my attention to something yummy and gorgeous.
|"Tribute to Produce Pete"|
In an effort to extend this serendipity beyond the walls of my studio, I'll be donating 20% of all painting sales throughout the summer to two wonderful, grassroots organizations:
Edge of Seven
Good for Kids
Both are volunteer-based organizations founded by folks who passionately create environments that build self-esteem where it's needed most.
They personally invest love, sweat and tears to give children the chance for education.
They are ordinary people who are extraordinarily committed to the fine art of doing good!
|photo by Rachael Grace Photography|
We all know how important education is to the future of our own children but these organizations offer something more basic and far more precious:
It's a word we use everyday with little thought of the desperation and despair that take over when there is NO hope.
So I hope that you will help brighten the lives of children who could use a dose of good, old-fashioned, ordinary, hope-FULLness! Go to the websites of Good for Kids and Edge of Seven to make a direct donation or buy a painting this summer and I will send 20% of your purchase, in your name, to your choice to either Good for Kids or Edge of Seven.