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November 4, 2010

MY DONATIONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

The Child Development Foundation of British Columbia raises funds to decrease wait lists at The Centre for Child Development so children with special needs in the community receive the specialized programs and services they require to reach their potential.  One of the events to help raise funds is the The 11th Anniversary Gala of Hope, to be held on Saturday November 6, 2009 at the Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey, BC.  Once again, I’ll be donating two specially dedicated limited editions available for silent auction, A TOAST FOR THOUGHT & BLUSHING BRIDE.  It was reported that my donations last year were the top auctioned items of the event!  So here’s hoping these two will do well for them too.  For tickets and more information, visit http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101021/bc_bestbc_hopegala_101021/20101022?hub=BritishColumbiaHome.

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April 22, 2010

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Featuring “Seasoned Earth” in celebration of our 40th year of Earth Day!   My family and I try to live green but I admit it’s never perfect.  We try to stay on top of typical things like  recycle as much of our trash as possible… sell or giveaway reusable items like books, toys, clothing, containers… substitute ‘disposables’ for ‘reusables’ like linens instead of paper napkins, canvas shopping bags instead of plastic, old rags for cleaning instead of paper towels… conserve our hot water and energy wherever possible.. we also do drive only one vehicle and use cloth on our little 5 month old’s tush.  Yet there is SOO much more we can do and like I said, it’s not easy being green.  Here’s one that I admit we are terrible with…. our coffee house latte consumption.  We love coffee.  After all, working from home with two little ones under 3yrs old is only asking for caffeine.  It’s the first thing we say to eachother when the baby cries awake in the morning.  It’s not “good morning, sweetheart”… it’s “did you remember to set the coffee machine last night?”  We brew our own at home but we really enjoy the leisure of visiting our local coffee houses for my simple favourite – low fat no whip mocha latte.   This of course means, more paper coffee cups.   Did you know that North Americans consume 58 billion coffee cups per year, most of which end up in landfills?  Not millions.. billions!  So my commitment for Earth Day and going forward is to try very hard to remember to bring my own travel coffee mug!  I have so many beautiful mugs sitting in my cupboard, it’s ridiculous.  So what did you do in honor of our beautiful planet?

Seasoned Earth My 2yr old hugging a tree

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April 12, 2010

WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELEASE SOME TENSION?

Before I had my babies, besides painting I would also get on my karaoke microphone in my living room (yes, you heard me — karaoke!  I’m Filipino, what do you expect?  LOL!  anyway…) and not just sing, but BELT my heart out with the volume turned way up and noone in the house but me!  Well I had a very busy day today and right about now, I would REALLY love to do this… except my babies are finally sleeping after a day of poor napping.  Oh well.  Maybe I should sound-proof my art studio and make it my art/sound studio. .. hmmmm…

Voluptuous Soul

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March 9, 2010

I’VE GOT THE CASE OF THE CRAZIES

It’s been a week since I’ve posted. I really want to try to post regularly. Being a full-time work-at-home parent of two little kidlings under 3 truly has its rewards, but it sure comes with the case of the crazies around here… and the little one isn’t even mobile yet. Just when I thought my 3.5 month old has become a champion sleeper thru the night for a week before I had planned to finally get in front of the canvas to paint “for me”, he’s decided to spurt, teethe and have me paint rash cream on his bum instead. Needless to say, I’m back to night-waking again; how is it that I have quickly forgotten that these blissful stages don’t last? Oh right, it’s because I’m just tired.

HELLO, INSOMNIA Hello, Insomnia

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March 1, 2010

ALWAYS A FAN FOR THE KIDS – Orlando Magic Youth Foundation

OMYF_2010_GalaI have many clients and customers whom I connect with from Florida regularly, including the Orlando area, and I am happy to share that my art was noticed by the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.   The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) focuses on helping children in Central Florida realize their full potential, especially those most at risk, by supporting programs and partnerships that empower families and change lives.  Since inception, nearly $15 million has been granted to local nonprofit organizations.

The 2010 Orlando Magic Black Tie and Tennies Charity Gala will be held on March 20, 2010, at the JW Marriott-Orlando Grande Lakes.  Last year’s Gala sold out and netted more than $325,000.  The  McCormick Foundation matches net proceeds at 50 cents on the dollar, increasing the impact of the event proceeds.

I will be specially dedicating limited editions for their auction in hopes to help raise funds, and to be a part of this wonderful event that helps Central Florida’s youth realize their dreams.   If you’re in the Orlando area, please do consider going to this very popular event.  You will not only get to meet the Orlando Magic celebrities but also help transform a family’s life.   Click photo for more info.

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