|Me and my Mom. The photographer had us hold up an atlas. Photo:Bill Pope|
|Me and my friend Carol. All the pictures from that night can be seen on Bill Pope's Flickr Photostream. Photo:Bill Pope|
Maybe I am suffering from donation fatigue. The next fundraiser coming up for which I will donate a piece is for the Syrian refuge family that Gabriola is sponsoring. (They arrive tomorrow! Very exciting!) And of course I feel especially ungracious carping about always being hit up for donations when all I have to do is be grateful I have not had to go through such horrors as the Syrians. I get to live on a peaceful, enchanted island in the Pacific Northwest - being able to create my work and donate the odd piece to raise money for those needier than me is a blessing.
I would just like to see a little more imagination on the part of event organizers when they are looking for items to auction or for prizes. Last fall I heard about a fundraiser on Lasqueti where the item that earned by far the biggest bid was for the gruff, burly barge captain to shave off his beard. Things like that are fun, and different and generate more excitement.
Of course, it would help if there was more equitable distribution of wealth. But that's a topic for another day.