Monday, March 15, 2010

Excuses, Excuses....

No painting for sale today!  I spent Friday afternoon at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI, where they were holding the RI Home Show.  I had been asked to participate in a fundraiser for Haiti, sponsored by Jerry's, and was happy to paint donuts and coffee to the delight of onlookers.  

A virtual army of artists painted there and donated the paintings for a raffle, the proceeds of which went to help people suffering from the effects of the earthquake.  I am happy to report that my friend whose aunt was missing and presumed dead in Haiti was one of those found after 6 days under debris from a collapsed building, dehydrated and hurt... but alive!


And below, my last, best reason to not paint today (Sunday) - it's my birthday (55!) and my family kept me laughing and busy all weekend!  We met the kids at P.F.Chang for lunch on Saturday.  Tim made this cake from scratch today- as he always does... my favorite, German Chocolate Cake.  I'm inviting you all for a virtual bite!  
Late on Monday I will host my Cocktail Party Challenge - and anyone who sends me their cocktail painting by late afternoon EST will have their drinks posted!
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16 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Kelley!!!! Sounds like you had a very eventful and meaningful weekend. The best is yet to come!

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  2. its 7 AM and i am thinking bout cosmos!
    ( i guess I didn't drink enough this weekend)
    Hope you had a fun birthday yesterday and wonderful weekend in general- great job on those donuts!

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  3. Happy Birthday Kelley!!! Luscious cake and wonderful donuts.

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  4. Happy Birthday Kelley!!!! Luscious cake and wonderful donuts.

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  5. The donuts look scrumptious and they make a delightful, cheery painting. Who wouldn't want that in their kitchen or coffee shop?

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  6. Well, Happy Birthday Kelley!! That cake looks seriously delicious. My Mom used to make that when I was a kid. What a great idea for a fundraiser (and lovely donuts by the way!). Sounds like a terrific weekend.

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  7. Kelley, Wishing you the best year ever! This is a wonderful age! Happy Birthday! Congratulations on reaching the big double five! Beautiful painting, as always!

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  8. Happy Birthday! Wow! 55...looking fantastic...never would have guessed you were over 50! and the painting of the donuts looks fantastic too!

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  9. Thank you guys! Sue, I hope you don't mind I posted your response to my email post because I love it when people say I look younger! (My kids hate it, though...)

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  10. Happy belated birthday and what a sweet husband you have. Know you had a grand time. Love the donuts and what a wonderful fundraiser. I'm off to paint for the first time in weeks.

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  11. Happy Birthday! Love all the donut paintings Great job!

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  12. Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration. What a treat to have your son bake from scratch your favorite birthday cake. Love your donut painting, too!

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  13. Happy B-Day, Kelley! Those donuts look good enough to eat...and that cake, oh that cake! I'm going to take the virtual bite now and then make my own real one although it won't be homemade like yours. What a dear hubby! German Choc is my fave too. Cheers...see you at the Cocktail Party later on today. Save another piece of cake for me.

    So relieved to hear your friend's Aunt is safe. What a miracle!

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  14. Kelley, I love these doughnuts, and I love that they went for a great cause! On closer inspection I see that you use tissue paper under your still life...brilliant! So much cheaper than all those fabrics.

    Happy birthday, I'm looking forward to the party!!

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  15. "Dunkin Donuts Center"? There is such a place? Okay, that's a scary thought.

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  16. Kelley!

    A sweet painting for a wonderful cause!

    Happy Belated Birthday!!!

    -Dean

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