Friday, September 19, 2008

Octopus Mother

Last Friday night, September 12, I drove my friends Janie & Becky to Mt. Clemens to attend the opening night of our friend Abbi Israelsen's art exhibit Deep Breath (read more about it here). Here we are, being so cute (L to R: Becky, PG, Janie, Abbi the Artist):



Abbi almost died of accute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) earlier this year, and after she recovered, she agreed to do some fund raising for an ARDS research foundation. As an artist, she decided to donate an original drawing to each person who contributed $50 to her campaign. She has been pushing herself to do a drawing a day for this exhibit. Each of the drawings in the exhibit that has not already been promised to a donor is being sold for $65, and all of that money will go to ARDS research as well.

I had been debating between two drawings that I wanted to buy (scans of all of her drawings are on her blog, Drawing for ARDS), but one of them had already sold by the time I got there, making my choice an easy one. I am the proud new owner of "Octopus Mother."

I can't wait for the exhibit to close on October 3 so that I can bring my favorite new drawing home!

12 comments:

nickyfish said...

I miss you ladies! All of my cute Michigan friends. I wish I could be there to support Abbi too! I need to do something by the internet. Hope you're loving fall-I'm sad I won't be there this year. It'll be the first in seven years that I haven't been to Michigan in the fall!

Hubers said...

Awesome drawing! I liked that one too! I'm so glad you guys could go and support Abbi. I wish we could have gone!

heather said...

YOU LOOK AWESOME! Go Andrea!! How's the little one on the way?

Potato Girl said...

Heather, the little one on the way is doing great! Thanks for asking.

Michelle and Byron said...

You are a good friend, potato girl.

Janie said...

Those girls are smokin' hot! Hey, I wish someone would send me these pictures--glad I could see them here :)

nickyfish said...

Thanks for writing on my blog--I didn't know you'd had a sleep test too. I'm hoping that it's nothing because I never want to do that test again. Did you feel sick the next day? Initially I just thought it was really funny until about 10 am the next day when I started to feel dizzy and nauseated. It took a couple days to recover from the lack of sleep caused by the sleep test. I can't believe they had you take one when you were pregnant! How are you doing? When are you do? It was so fun to have you come visit. Pete's headed to A2 at the end of the month, but I can't leave my kids again. We've had too much play time without kids this past summer and fall, so I need to be responsible and stay home. I'll miss seeing you though.

Hubers said...

Did I tell you that you look smokin' hot in this picture!

LL said...

I tagged you. :-)

HW said...

Do you have any idea how long it has been since you've posted? I do. I miss the potato girl! Hope your bun is baking nicely--almost done, yes?

heather said...

Hey how's that baby coming along?

Nicole said...

You are tagged.