The girls and I spent a fun evening at an art show featuring local artists whom donated half of the proceeds from the sales of their creations to a fund to stop malaria. Our admission went to the purchase of mosquito nets.
Some of the art we enjoyed more than others, which is to be expected. Though I'm a very traditional person, and my house is decorated accordingly, I loved the above painting. I seriously debated buying it but couldn't think of a single place it would look right in my home.
Some pieces are best enjoyed at the show, or later on your computer screen. The girls had a fabulous time.
There were several pieces that really caught our eyes, and I kept going back to one in particular.
We enjoyed musical talent, namely Stephen Gordon, who goes to church with Mac while he's away at college. We were glad we had two of his albums on our iPods to enjoy on the way home.
And I couldn't resist bringing a piece of whimsy home with me. Part of me wished the script wasn't on the painting, and I talked to the artist about buying a custom piece without it, but in the end, I decided to let my kids think I'm ubercool for having this hanging in my sewing room. Half of the proceeds did go to the malaria fund after all. Anyone know what the little script part is from without googling it? Brave enough to admit it?