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Donating Art to the Vision Gala for Puget Sound Christian Clinic

  Okay guys, I’ve been pinching myself on and off the past couple of weeks, and I am now certain I haven’t been dreaming the whole time.  I actually have my first art event thing!  What’s even more awesome is that it’s for charity.  Yes, I am donating it, but I was still asked and really I love the cause, so I’m SUPER-DUPER excited!

  Miss Alex, the executive director of the clinic, is also a good friend of my mom.  She came and visited a few days while in our state for a conference, and we showed her around and ate chocolate, and over-all had way too much fun.  I had just finished the painting below (even though that’s not really one of my better ones. I painted on cardboard because I’d run out of canvases at the time.) and showed her a few of the things I’d been working on and she asked if I could do something for the silent auction they are holding at the gala.  I honestly didn’t think she was serious at first.  I even checked a couple times after that to make sure.  It’s like, “Oh come on Haley, you feel like people don’t take you seriously, but you don’t either.”

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  The PSCC (Puget Sound Christian Clinic) is located in Seattle WA, and provides free health care to people who can’t afford it in their area.  I love that I’m able to contribute to the Vision Gala that could give someone the care they need through other believers.  I can’t stop marveling at how God actually pulled my desire and this opportunity together, even though I never should have doubted that He would.  You can learn all about the clinic and the work they do HERE.

Embarrassingly, I don’t actually know what I’m doing yet.  My favorite idea has been an eye with a smiling patient reflected in it (Trust me, it looks fantastic in my head) but I keep changing my mind.  Any ideas would certainly be appreciated.  I love collaborating with Miss Alex on this and am very grateful for this opportunity.

Well, now you’ve read what it’s like when I’m boiling over with excitement.  I hope you all have a happy 4th of July weekend!

Categories: Art, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Personal

2 comments

  • Misty Noland

    That is wonderful!
    Congratulations!!!
    Your art is very good and never sell yourself short. You should start an online site and sell your pieces. I would buy one. 🙂

    • Haley

      Thank you for the encouragement! I have been thinking about an online store, but haven’t worked out the details and requirements. I hope to though! 😉