As many of you know, the convention theme was “Dream Big”. I don’t like to toot my own horn, and I don’t like to throw around winning the Artisan Award. But, I thought I would share with you some pics so you too can dream big and be inspired.
My new years resolution for 2005 was to pick a goal/dream each year to better myself and the lives of others:
- 2006 was a triathlon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
- 2007 was to submit entries for the Artisan Award & to place cards in the Ronald McDonald baskets at SU! events I attend.
I get a $500 shopping spree from the SU! catalog (that I haven’t even submitted yet…I know, that takes some self-control). I WILL USE $200 OF THAT AMOUNT AND DONATE TATTOO KITS FOR SICK CHILDREN ADMITTED TO HOSPITALS.
Art therapy for sick kids & their siblings is so important. I lost my 11-year-old brother to cancer when I was 10 years old. Back then, I wasn’t allowed to visit the hospital due to their policies. He was admitted for weeks to months over a 5 year period. I SPENT A LOT OF TIME DRAWING. IT WAS MY OWN THERAPY. IT MADE ME HAPPY.
A successful peer demo at convention stated to me, “don’t be selfish with your work…..you need to show people”. This was stated to me not in a negative way. It was stated because I’m currently a hobby demo who needs to have workshops to educate people (sales too). I hope the kids who get to utilize the tattoo kits will be inspired to create…….and well enough in the future to enjoy the wonderful world of stampin’ .