Friday, January 22, 2010

Priye pou Ayiti (Pray for Haiti)

I have admired Rebecca Sower since I read her first book on "Scrapbooking Life's Little Treasures." I not only love her style, I love her heart. Her heart is what I want to share with you today.

Rebecca has had a heart for Haiti long before the earthquake, in fact, she had just returned from there not long before it hit. She'd brought back with her beautiful items handmade by some of her Haitian friends with the plan to set up an etsy shop to sell them; the proceeds going right back to her special friends.

She not only did just that, she has since started a new blog, Haiti By Hand, which is devoted to sharing creative ways we can all help whether we have "extra" money or not. For example, bundle up some art/crafting supplies in pretty packaging and donate to the etsy shop. I'm pretty sure most of us have plenty of extra supplies we could part with, but maybe you don't. Either way why don't you check out the blog and see if there is something you can do? While you are there won't you leave her a word of encouragement? And please, don't forget to priye pou Ayiti...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A few more vacation shots...

Photo OP with Harry Smith on the set of the Early Show in NYC:
Tossing confetti New Year's Eve in New York City:
Lobster Roll & Fries @ Bob's Clam Hut in Maine:

Thursday, January 07, 2010

NYE in NYC

Hi Everybody! I'm back. I got in early the 6th. 2am Oregon time, 5am East Coast time. My internal clock is still trying to adjust from that, and the crazy hours we kept during the trip! Who knew I could get by on less than 5 hours sleep per night!

This first picture is of my fellow "Confetti Dispersal Engineers" aka: Carol (whom I've been friends with since I was four years old), Me, then Mary & Mary (whom I've been friends with since Junior High). We'd just gotten our building assignment and passes for the night.


This is the Minskoff Theater where we dispersed confetti from right above the Lion King billboard at midnight.


The next two are views of "The Ball" from atop the Minskoff.




Due to the rain, a lot of the confetti that would normally be blown back over the street stuck to the ledge and railings instead!




So glad I was up here and not...


down here!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!