ARTMA was a huge success. If you weren't there, you missed an
event. I don' know what happened in the rest of the auction, but at
table and wall, emotions were extremely high. Kids receiving their gifts
and viewing their finished pieces made from their drawings. Artists
meeting their kids and getting lots of hugs and happy tears.
said she hadn't seen her kid smile in two years, but on that night, her
grin was from one ear to the other. Heartfelt thanks from all of the
parents to the artists. I was exhausted when I finally left.
of the evening was an incredible video, made just about us! They are
sending me a copy and I will be showing it off at the picnic. (which is on
June 12 at Mike and Sandi's backyard).
I have delayed writing this newsletter because I was waiting for totals
from Morgan Adams Foundation.
This group, this incredible, talented, giving group, made close to
$20,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research. I couldn't be prouder. WOW!
We have been invited to do this event again in two years! Need to
come up with a good
theme for the kids to draw. It has turned into the favorite part of the
I won't be at this meeting as I will be attending and assisting with demos
at the Glass Art Society conference. Mike and Sandi will be in charge and
promise something magical to happen! Who knows what they have up their
We also need lots of ideas for future meetings. What would you like to
learn about? What would you like a demo about? Who would you like to have
talk at one of the meetings? About? Please bring all of your ideas.
Before I end this newsletter, I would like to thank all of the artists who
participated in ARTMA. Without your incredible time, materials, talent,
and willingness to pay it forward to such a worthwhile cause, this would
never have happened. I couldn't be more proud of all of you. Thank you so
much. We ARE making a difference. And, getting glass art known throughout