i wanted to pop in to let you know that i'm participating in a great event - fresh stART - a one night sale of artwork in santa monica, ca, on february 4th, to benefit LAs Best -- LA’s BEST was created in 1988 by Mayor Tom Bradley to address an alarming rise in the lack of adequate adult supervision of children during the critical hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. They serve 28,000 kids at 180 elementary school sites in Los Angeles in neighborhoods most vulnerable to gangs, drugs, crime and at schools with the lowest student test scores.
a few of my framed prints will be for sale at the event, so if you're in the area, please go by and visit (or take home!) my little babies that will be traveling across country for the show. it's awesome to be able to support such a great cause! i'm so excited to be a part of this project! :)
you can find more info about the event and the fund raising here - fresh stART
i'm feeling a little somber today after remembering what happened ten years ago. being in new jersey, it seems like i'm surrounded by lives that were touched by this terrible tragedy. i don't think i would be able to find the right words for such a serious subject, so i will leave you with this beautiful image of what once was.
today, i'm off to plant my garden. i have some mini plants from the local nursery, and i'm preparing a makeshift green house for the seeds i'm sowing. hopefully this will lead to lots of gorgeous veggies for the season - and some delicious meals!
i just love summer cooking because of all the fresh produce available. last year, we participated in a CSA program (community supported agriculture), and it was always so, so fun to get that box of veggies in the middle of the night. sort of like santa for grown ups (foodie grown ups, of course!)
do you have it? i'm guilty as charged! no, i didn't wake up to watch everything at 5am (but i did turn on the tv when they repeated the whole thing at 9am on tlc!) why do you think we are all so fascinated with this big event? i'd love to hear your thoughts!
i am endlessly doing things this week, but my mind keeps drifting to the people of japan. it's scary what our beautiful planet is capable of doing. take some time out of your day to donate directly to the red cross to help during this awful crisis.