Friday, December 30, 2011

Create for a Cause

I had the wonderful opportunity to support my favorite organization Lifeline of Ohio last month. Sponsored by King Business Interiors, Create for a Cause is their annual holiday party which benefits a different organization each year, this year Lifeline. Local artists design plates which are then part of a silent auction. Along with the real artists about a dozen Lifeline volunteers were asked to design a plate.
No pressure having your non-artist skills on display right next to extremely talented people! I had a vision for what I wanted to do and with a little help from my Cricut die cut machine for some templates, I was set. It still took me 3 1/2 hours to get it done, I was really being a perfectionist. The last thing I wanted was for my plate not to have any bids (of course I was prepared with my checkbook to be sure that wouldn't happen!) I wanted to do something that represented me since my surgery and dance seemed like the perfect thing.
My plate did sell and for more than the minimum bid so I was thrilled and very happy I could help contribute to Lifeline.
My date for the evening was my sister since Bill was busy with a Boy Scout event. We had a great time volunteering at the Lifeline information station and then got to enjoy the evening. Tons of great food and looking around COSI which was where the party was held.
Thanks Gretchen for going with me!

1 comment:

Laura said...

I love your plate! So glad it did well and glad you and Gretchen had a good time together!