My personal life has been hectic but unexciting so I don't have a lot to report but there is one special event that happened up in my neck of the woods that I would like to talk about.
|Batkid getting ready to spring into action!|
Personally, I am not ashamed to admit that I can't watch the video and read the news stories without getting a tear in my eye. I find this to be an uplifting story about a community coming together to support a child. It was inevitable though for the nay sayers to emerge and now talk is brewing about the $100,000 price tag attached to Miles' day. So here's what I have to say about that.
First, those costs were mostly incurred due to last minute costs for video and sound equipment needed at the last minute to accommodate the ever growing crowd. The Make-a-Wish foundation could not anticipate those costs and is already in the process of covering them through private donation so there is no cost now, nor will there be to the taxpayers. Second, if you look at it from a business standpoint, you can't buy this kind of publicity. San Francisco could have spent 10 times that much on a tourism campaign and not garnered the same effects. Third, just be happy people!!!! Live in the moment and excitement and positivity of this event just like everyone else who was there. The positive response, camaraderie and general feeling of goodwill that this event produced can only have positive, pay it forward rewards that will inevitably benefit other people of every walk of life. I can say that I am proud to live in a place where 20,000 of my fellow Northern Californians took even an hour out of there day to make a childs dream come true regardless of the expense that was incurred. Ok, where's my stepladder so I can climb off this soapbox?
Zendala Dare #81
Here's the template for the week:
I have been on a crescent kick (the shape, not the dinner roll) for the last few weeks so I was immediately drawn to this template when deciding this weeks Dare. The issue is that when confronted with a crescent shape I have been migrating to Margaret Bremner's tangle Many Moons because to me, it's a logical fit. So even though I love Many Moons I vowed not to use it on this challenge.
|Tangles: Crescent Moon, Sez, Caviar|
Whether subconsciously or not, I decided to still go in the moon direction with Crescent Moon. I also used Sez which with a little more forethought would have been more fluid, but oh well. I finished it off with Caviar and call it good.
I won't lie, I hate shading. I love the look it gives but just don't enjoy the act of doing it. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I am not very proficient at it but I will let 5 or 6 tiles at a time remain unfinished just so I don't have to shade them. So while I was digging through my bag looking for a pencil I came across my Fabrico gray pen and decided to use that instead. I feel like I cheated a little but I love the end result and enjoyed it much more than the pencil. Do you ever shade using marker instead of pen?
Have a fabulous week and make sure to link up!