Well, I finished working on my pieces yesterday and want to share the finished designs with you:
"Our Lady of Guadalupe"
My husband, Michael, is also contributing two pieces of art to the exhibition. Here are his completed pieces:
"A Kiss Goodnight"
Detail of "A Kiss Goodnight":
(So sweet, isn't it? It's nice that he had me in mind when he painted this... lol)
"Thank a Veteran"
The artwork will be on display at the Arts Center of the Ozarks from October 5 through November 4, 2011. The reception will take place on November 3. This is a really fun event. Michael and I attended last year and had a great time. If you are in the area, be sure to stop on by the Arts Center where you can enjoy mini pieces of art, lots of company and good food and wine catered by the local chefs of the area.
Also, on another note - but definitely not intended to be an afterthought, Pantene sponsored the "Beautiful Lengths" event in Northwest Arkansas last week. Pantene - in partnership with the American Cancer Society - takes real hair from donors and makes it into wigs for cancer patients. My daughter, Brianna, signed up for the event over a month ago; she donated 12 inches of her long hair to the cause. I am so very proud of her for donating to this very worthwhile cause. Here are some pictures from the event:
Brianna "before" her donation:
The hair is measured and put into ponytails at the spots where it will be cut:
Pantene took before and after photos of all donors. This is Brianna posing for her "before" photo:
Brianna on stage waiting for the first cut:
Ponytail in hand after the first cut was made:
Getting the hair styled after all of the locks were cut off:
Brianna "after" her donation with her hair stylist, Nathan Patterson, owner of the Emerald Salon:
Even though I wasn't able to donate any hair this time around, I'm really glad I was able to attend and share in all of the excitement of this very worthwhile cause.