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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In Honor of St. Patrick...

This past weekend, I attended the Kappa Delta sorority annual Shamrock fundraiser for the Help a Child Foundation. My dear friend and neighbor, Becky, is in charge of providing the prizes and gift baskets for the raffles and silent auction. Becky is really good at recruiting help...it's almost impossible to say "no" to her. For the past 5 years, several of the Landmark Ladies (neighbors) have been helping her with this event...and having so much fun doing it! In fact, it's because we had so much fun over the years, that we started the Landmark Ladies Bunco nights.

This year, Becky asked me to paint a shamrock to be used as one of the Bunco prizes...this is it. (The photo truly does not do it justice.)

The Shamrock event was well-attended. More than 50 women of all ages enjoyed the wonderful luncheon, followed by 2 rounds of Bunco. With all the tickets sold for the luncheon, tickets for the raffles, and the silent auction, the sorority raised quite a bit of money for the children...and all who attended had a marvelous time.



This is another shamrock painting, plus a small tulip painting for the Art at Home show next week. (The tulips have already sold!)

As you can imagine, I am spending enormous amounts of time in my studio...getting ready for next week's show. I think my hands are permanently stained with paint. But I am having such a wonderful time!!!

Have a wonderful day filled with Green! Dance a jig! Enjoy some corned beef...or Irish stew...
Find a Blarney Stone to kiss...or at least someone who's Irish!

Hugs,
Jane

10 comments:

mbkatc230 said...

These are wonderful, and what a great way to give back to the community! Love those tulips, I'm not surprised that they've already sold. It sounds like you are inspired and creating - good for you! Kathy

Beach Vintage said...

Loving all the green. So Saint Patty's Day!

{ L } said...

That is such a beautiful shade of green. Jane, you truly are talented! I'm so excited for you on this new adventure you're on. :)

Also, I have a favor to ask...
I'm trying to win a party contest and would love your help! Would you go here:

http://thecitycradle.com/party-3-spy-agent

and leave a comment at the end of the article? Your comment will give me a vote. Thanks so much! I appreciate it lots. <3

becky at abbeystyle said...

Hi Jane,
Thanks for stopping by beachsnaps and adding yourself to my followers gadget. I'm thrilled to have you aboard! I'll explore your blog in the next few days...
Thanks again,
Becky

becky at abbeystyle said...

P.S.
Beachsnaps is my blog for living in Florida...Abbey Style is my other blog.

jmac said...

Love Love Love your work!! Are we going to get to see pics of the rest of your work for the show?? Pretty Please??

Bill said...

Hi Jane,
Your paintings are lovely ... fresh and imaginative! You're very generous to share your gifts in support of a cause that benefits children.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Warmest regards,
Bill

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Jane,

I do not have your email and I do not see it on your blog. A link to mine is located on my sidebar right above the followers - click the dog with the envelope in his mouth. I am looking forward to it and marked the date so I would not forget! I bet you are excited with maybe a dose of nervous thrown in!

~ Tracy

Bama Belle said...

FABULOUS! I love it!! I thought about you yesterday. I was hoping it was going well!!

BECKY said...

Hi Gal! Your shamrocks ROCK!!! Love your talent!! You are going to do great!! Believe in the gifts you have been blessed with...that has been God's message to my heart, and I give it to you, too!!

Have a great week!
HUGS,
Becky