There’s an auction going on for author/librarian Bridget Zinn, to help her kick cancer. There are lots of great things to bid on, including books, art, critiques, cards (some with my art on them) and more! Bidding is open until 9pm (CST) Friday December 11. Go to – www.32auctions.com – Auction ID: bridget Password: rules (info about Bridget and the auction at the end of this post).
Here’s more about the cards I donated if you’re interested. There are
five sets of cards, featuring: Animals & Birthdays, Chickens,
Elephants, Puppies, and Reading &Writing. Want to see the cards?
Here’s all 20 designs for the 5 collections (each set has 8 cards, 2 of
Ooh, pretty. Actually, the cards turned out really well. I was
worried for a bit, because when I donated the cards, I was going to have
my local printer print them for me. He couldn’t do it because there
were too many designs to print in a small quantity. Then I tried an
online printer I trust, but they couldn’t get them here in time. I knew I
couldn’t print them with my old printer (it was barely printing
passable prints for my portfolio … ok, not even passable for that).
So … I bought a new printer and some great textured felt card stock
(and envelopes). Then proceeded to print lots of test prints (and
mistakes), before finally printing up a whole batch of cards for the
All cards are hand printed, cut and folded and can be used to send as
birthday cards, thank you notes, or even a handwritten note, because
everyone loves to get snail mail once in a while.
There’s only one day left to bid on the items in the auction. Please
bid before 9pm (CST) Friday December 11 if you want to help. Go to – www.32auctions.com – Auction ID: bridget Password: rules
More info about Bridget and the auction: Browse,
bid, and win for a good cause at this online auction to raise money for
Bridget Zinn and Barrett Dowell. Bridget is a 32-year-old writer and
librarian who is currently being treated for stage 4 colon cancer – and
her “healthy young person between jobs” health insurance does not cover
many of her expenses. Read Bridget’s blog at http://www.bridgetzinn.com/blog for more information.
We have received dozens of generous donations of items to be
auctioned off. Many authors – Bridget’s friends and acquaintances – have
donated signed copies of their books; there are also a number of
manuscript critiques and proofreading services for authors. But that’s
not all – there’s something for everyone! We also have works of art,
note cards, food and drink, baby gifts, jewelry, and more. Many of the
items would make lovely gifts, just in time for your holiday shopping.
Take a look – you may find just the thing you’re looking for!
Auction items can be viewed at http://www.32auctions.com/view_auction?id=bridget&pwd=rules – or just go to www.32auctions.com and
use the Auction ID: bridget and Password: rules (as in: Bridget
rules!!) to view the auction. You will need to create an account on the
site in order to bid on auction items. (Creating an account simply
requires your name, email address, and a password, and it is required so
that we can contact you if you win an item.) Bidding started on Nov. 27
and will continue through 9 p.m. Central time on Dec. 11.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
This is the best Twilight comment ever! (Or why I have to see New Moon; unfortunately I haven’t seen it yet.) This is from the site My Life Is Average. Big thanks to Adrienne for the link!
Anyone want to go see New Moon with me so we can do this? (Then we’ll go to a different theater and watch it all the way through.)“Yesterday I went to see new moon with my twilight crazy friends. Not being a fan of twilight, I felt like an outcast tagging along. When Robert Pattinson came on the sceen, a 8 year old girl got up and screamed; “Cedric Digory lives! I must tell Dumbledore!” She then proceeded to run out of the cinema along with half the cinema including me. I’ve never felt so included. MLIA”