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Christmas Tree Forest

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

As many of you know, I volunteered to participate in Christmas Tree Forest this year.  It is a fundraiser for Providence St. Peter’s Hospital here in Olympia, Washington.  My theme came to me easily and early (I still explored some other ideas, just to be safe!) – Peacock Masquerade.  I knew that I could custom design and make all of the masks that would go on the tree to decrease the cost of the tree, and increase value.  After all, the goal is to make as much money as possible for the hospital.

I was also fortunate enough to have a good friend offer to be my assistant, Kirsten.  We made several trips to Washington Floral this summer – stocking up on christmas balls, ribbon, feathers, decorative stakes, wrapping paper, floral foam, etc.   And then spent a Sunday afternoon in October decorating the masks.  Well, yesterday was the big day.  It went amazingly smooth (aside from the deathly sinus nonsense that has overtaken my being……I only sound like I’m dying, seriously – I feel great!).  In my opinion, the tree could not have turned out better!

So, how can you see this tree?  There are several public viewing times:

Thursday November 25, 2010 from 11am to 5pm

Friday November 26, 2010 from 10am to 8pm

Saturday November 27, 2010 from 12pm to 6pm

Sunday November 28, 2010 from 11am to 6pm

Wednesday December 1, 2010 from 3pm to 8pm

Prices are $6.00 for adults and $1.00 for children

Please come support the hospital!  It’s a great way to usher in the holiday season!

You Want Me to WHAT!?!?!?!?!

Friday, November 5th, 2010

“Model.  Yes, model.  Like in front of the camera.  Yup, you’ll need to shower before the shoot.”

Ok, so that’s not exactly how the conversation went…. but you can guess that I was shocked that a photographer friend wanted to use me as her subject.  I’ve done portraits before, but never a full scale photoshoot.  We managed to beat the rain today, and got in a full three garment changes with two makeup looks.   I have two beautiful lady friends to thank for this – Cathy Robison ( and Ms. Smashing Diva herself, Krystal Lechner.  What a great day!!!!