Thanks to all of the amazing volunteers, art contributors and generous folks out there who participated in a 2-day charity relief-fund raising event called, "Artists for Japan." The art sale benefit was held at one of my favorite art venues, KOBO in Higo. The turnout was INCREDIBLE!!! I wasn't able to immediately drop by when the event kicked off, but I heard there was a line that stretched around the block. Within the first two hours, we raised a little over $15,000, which was then matched to $25,000. By the end of today, the grand total was over a whopping $94,000! Go Seattle! Because of compassionate and generous people, supporting the post-tsunami cause has become a reality rather than a possibility. A big thanks to those who have contributed to this cause by any other means!
As a follow up to the previous post, here's my finished, donated product:
Yuko Otaku, whom I had the fortunate chance of befriending a year ago at the Fremont Sunday Market. At that time, I had purchased one of her exquisite plant pots which contained a lovely vine that I named Sprout. Sprout has now grown over a foot long and I love him...so much that I'm having a hard time pruning him.
|Meet Sprout, my type of guy. Thank you, Yuko!|
...and some snapshots at the event when the crowd died down later in the evening...