Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Today is a busy day as we begin to get the AB SASK centennial mural prepped for the painitng process. We have over 100 artists already applying to be involved in the mural. We are accepting 200 in total and at the rate we are going that will be filled within a matter of a few days.

The shows are all falling into place nicely. Calgary, Edmonton, Manning, Fairview and Slave lake already have their tickets up for sale.

The north looks like it will probably be sold out shows once again and Edmonton and calfary are moving along solidly as well.

Our goal is to sell over $200,000 worth of art and raise over $100,000 for charity through NOA this year. I believe it can happen and will happen!

So today its mural day and some meetings weith Rotary clubs.
Today we are beginning the creation of the Centennial mural. That is... the gathering of all the supplies and the prep work. We are getting an amazing number of artists emailing wanting to be a part of the project. Its very exciting! Our long term goal is to unite the world through this project- sounds big but you gotta dream big right?
Today I managed to get all the tickets for the Edmonton show up and running, all the Slave Lake, Manning and fairview tickets are selling already.
I am meeting with the Rotarty club today as I am doing multiple guest speaking dates and also they are promoting the Gala dinner.

I have a ton on my plate with the planning of ten shows and co-ordinating the mural project. But I think its all working out well thus far.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Its the beginning of February and we are moving ahead nicely. Last night we completed the third painting party on the tour in Edmonton and a great time was had by all.
The day is getting closer when the NOA magazine will be released. It is going to be a show stopper!!
I am having so many interesting emotions around NOA this year. The show is moving ahead nicely and it looks like this year could be an amazing tour all around. Its not the shows that are affecting me so much its all my personal interaction with all the people that are now my friends through NOA. Its has been such a happy time and a sad time all in one. NOA artists and even my sister are having babies everywhere as new life is springing up all around me. But at the same time we are lsoing people- people that are so dear to us and it hurts quite deeply. Debbie Boodram- a dear friend of mine and a leader for us at CBC through her support passed away at the young age of 39. The Vi Isaacs (artist in the show) lost her husband to leukemia. Its the circel of life I guess but it is still hard to swallow sometimes as I find myself in my weak moments sitting in tears missing my friends.
I am at least home in Edmonton for a few days before I head off again to Calgary and Ontario. The show must go on and it will. Only 4 weeks until the first shows so there is some very exciting things ahead. Including the Mural Mosaic which we are creating for the AB Saskatchewan Centennial. Lots to look forward to!

More later.....