Although I’ve never actually been directly involved in a Habitat for Humanity build, these past couple of weeks, I’ve dedicated quite a bit of myself, giving to this amazing foundation. The work they do is something quite special, and I’m happy to be a part of it in my own special way.
Last Friday night, I painted live at Habitat for Humanity’s Patron Dinner for the Destin Charity Wine Auction. What an amazing event this was! I was honored to have been there to be a part of this beautiful event. Set at the beautiful scene of the Bay House, overlooking Destin’s Choctawhatchee Bay, I set up my easel with my canvas and started painting while the wonderfully talented Chris Alvarado played guitar and sang. The attendees flowed in, as wine and champagne also began flowing. I continued painting as food was served by Chef Scott Serpas of Atlanta’s Serpas True Food, and we heard stories of the family who creates the Massolino family of wines. Throughout the evening I loved making connections with the guests as they stepped up to ask me about my process, or any other questions they had, and then to see those hands continually raising during the auction was quite and honorable experience.
The next event that I’m involved in with Habitat for Humanity is
HARD HATS AND HIGH HEELS, this coming Friday, May 5th 2017, at Trebeache in Santa Rosa Beach. I’m one of three featured designers in the “Brush With Kindness” silent auction, where we’ve each repurposed a piece of furniture from the Habitat Re-store. I found an old wicker headboard and have transformed it into a headboard with a big ol’ crazy set of angel wings! I also had the opportunity to design the invitation and program for the event. Looking forward to attending this unique event with the strong and empowering women of the Emerald Coast. If you are interested in attending, visit the facebook event page to purchase tickets here… https://www.facebook.com/events/184476565401105/
Hope to see you there!