Monday, November 5, 2012

Lending a Hand Through Art


The outpouring of goodwill and compassion after Hurricane Sandy has truly been a beautiful thing to see.  Collections of blankets and household necessities abound, people are opening up their homes, driving supplies down to the Jersey Shore, Hoboken and Staten Island, and doing whatever they can to help.  
Art is You is helping too.  Click here to see the amazing art you can win by just donating $10 or more to relief efforts.  Click here to donate, and then come back to this post and let me know, and you can go into a draw to win this watercolor:

Remember, first click here to join Art is You's drive, and then come back HERE and let me know in the comments that you donated.  If you've already helped out in some other way, that also counts for a chance to win.  Just share it below!

Finally, it's Halloween at last, here in New Jersey.  Here is Samy dressed as super-hero Candy Girl -- ready to defeat any wrong-doers with sweetness!  Making this costume was one of our Hurricane Sandy activities -- we glued candy onto an old tutu - Samy drew the lollipop on one of her camp shirts, and the "suspenders" are a sash from a dress.  In my best form - this was all made with smoke and mirrors - aka glue gun and safety pins.  But I thinks she looks pretty darn cute!

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Linking up to Mandarin Orange Monday, Mellow Yellow Monday,  and Creative Every Day.
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6 comments:

  1. I jumped into the Art Is relief uesterday, those two gals just rock it! And speaking of roxking it. That costume is TOO darn cute. Do the red tights give her extra sweet superpowers??? xox Be well.

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    1. they do! They're actually hot pink spandex leggings. Wish I had me some!

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  2. Hey there.. I absolutely donated to the Red Cross and my company matched it.. so happy about that. Love Samy's costume.. perfect for Halloween with all that candy and all.

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    1. Thank you Judy - with Halloween postponed for so long, we slowly ate through some of her costume embellishments!

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  3. The cutest Halloween costume ever! She's adorable! So glad you guys got to do the trick-or-treating thing!

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  4. Great post...the words and the images - very positive as well as colourful. Your daughter looks fantastic... i like the idea of defeating wrong-doers with sweetness:)
    Thanks, Jessica, for being part of Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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