On Monday I had fun painting a bear at a workshop through The Art For Cancer Foundation. The guest artist was Laurie Stein who illustrates children’s books. She was wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon there.
Well, I didn’t win Michaels Paris Contest. Didn’t even come in second place (and I could of really used the $1,000 gift card to buy canvases and acrylic paints to do art with the kids). So I’m going to have my own contest. Here are the details.
If you are a teacher, I will come teach your class how to make “Bears” sometime in June (right now I’m quite busy doing Mother’s Day stuff). You will need to be somewhere in the Toronto Area and supply canvases/acrylic paint for your class (because I am not a millionaire and can’t afford it). The Dollar Store has lots of canvases that cost between $1 – $3….and I think we will need about $30-$40 worth of paint depending on the size of canvas you choose. So if you have some Read A Thon money left over or you want to ask your students parents for a couple of bucks, and would like your class to make a bear, then enter FAST! You may be the winner. I like these contests!
All you have to do is be the FIRST PERSON to RESPOND via email or this blog. Hurry. Do it NOW!
I cannot for the life of me get a picture of my bear on here to show you what it looks like. I don’t know why this isn’t working here. I wish I was more techno-savy and knew what I was doing! I always could get my pics. from my ipad and insert it into my posts before, but why is this just not working today? UGH!!!
Oh well, you will have to go on Laurie Steins web-site and look at her artwork for yourself or go on the Art for Cancer Foundation Web-site and you can see all our bears from Monday’s workshop. Mine is the second bear on the left side from with the red background.
I’m not sure how to add the link…this is what I got:
Me, The Rebel
I have been playing hooky with my doctors lately. I didn’t show up to see my back surgeon because someone left me a message the day before and told me I had to have an x-ray done before my appointment. I have decided I have had quite enough of radiation lately and if the screws were loose in my back, I’m sure I would have noticed it by now. Besides, I figured they can get that information from my last MRI which said the screws where all there and they looked just fine. I know. I got the report. Why put me through a spinal x-ray when I have a gazillion MRI’s reports?
I’m Getting Out of Here This Week-end!
I’m so excited because soon I will be on my way to a retreat for Metastatic Breast cancer patients in King City. I had heard about it from the organization Rethink Breast Cancer way back in January and requested information. Unfortunately, I think they forgot to send it to me and when I emailed the contact person this week, she told me the retreat was this week-end. Lucky for me, someone had just cancelled and she told me I could go in their place. Got my bags packed and I’m ready to go! Freeeee food, accommodations, pool, fitness and spa facilities, library, hiking trails, Ropes, Squash, Tai Chi, Meditation classes, and group discussions with other Breast Cancer Mets patients. Boy I am a lucky bitch, aren’t I? I’d send you pictures from my ipad on my blog, but it really isn’t cooperating with me. You can check it out the place at