Due to the flooding that took place the same weekend the Empty Bowls Festival was supposed to take place it had to be re-scheduled to a weekend where, unfortunately, I had to work all day. I was disappointed as this was the second year I didn't get to see my fired bowl but always happy that the Airdrie Food Bank raises so much money with this event and am so glad to be able to contribute. This year they raised $8500.
Today my daughter and I headed to downtown Calgary to donate our paintings to The Alberta Flood Rose Project at Mona Lisa Artists' Materials...it was my first trip downtown since the flood and I can't believe how different it looks from the photos of a few short weeks ago, how normal. It's so good to see everything and everyone back to business. I keep thinking of how difficult it must be for the businesses affected and for their employees. While we were on 17th Avenue, we popped in to Jelly Modern Doughnuts...yummmm!
Another great cause that I'm so glad I was able to contribute to was the Canadian Artists for the Poor art calendar. The original paintings by a number of Canadian artists are available to bid on and the calendar is available for a $20 purchase. All for an amazing cause.