Friday, December 10, 2010

SOMETHING ARTFUL, SOMETHING HELPFUL...

http://elizabethsthilairenelson.blogspot.com/2010/12/book-is-here.html

Please visit Elizabeth's blog and read about the book she has created.  $12 of each order goes to her friend, Cheri Stannard.  Cheri was left paralyzed from the shoulders down from a wreck in the fall.  She is in a rehab center in Atlanta (far from her Florida home) with her brother and sister learning how to take care of her when she goes home to her sister's house.  Read more about her and how the book would help the family.

Take a look at the book - scroll through the pages.  All artwork was donated.  I am buying a copy.  I hope you will, too. 

I didn't paint yesterday.  I got out of bed and the room was spinning so badly, I could  hardly walk.  I tried to stay upright because lying down was worse.  It was awful!!!  And yes, the nausea and sickness came with the dizziness.  But today I'm better.  No dizziness, no sickness - but now I have to do all I didn't get done yesterday.  Such is life.  But I can do all those things because I'm well.  Relatively healthy and strong.  It only takes a moment for that to change. 

As you're travelling here and there on your holiday trips for parties, shopping, etc., be careful out there.  Drive safely and be aware of other drivers.  And wash your hands often to keep yourself well.  Take your vitamins and meds on time.  Don't get sick.  Get to your destination and back home without incident. 

5 comments:

Lisa Walsh said...

You're right, it's a beautiful book and a truly wonderful thing to do for a friend. I plan on buying a copy, too.

I'm so glad the dizziness lasted only a day...what was going on? At least you're feeling better now. Go take on the world. I'm off to go wash my hands. :-)

RHCarpenter said...

I didn't get myself together in time to donate a piece for the book so it's the least I can do to buy a copy - plus what great artwork is inside!! Not sure what was going on with the dizziness - it was horrid and I'm thinking sinus pressure or something. Cleaning today and put up our little easy-peezy tree (already has lights and it's small so only needs a garland). That's about as Christmasy as it gets around here!

Prabha N. said...

Have a merry Christmas Rhonda & take care!

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson said...

Thank you for your willingness to purchase the book and make a donation. This book features over 45 national and international artists. Each artist has a full page and 100% of profits of the book ($12/each) goes toward Cherie's family to help them modify their home to accommodate a wheelchair and other adaptive equipment. Cherie was paralyzed from the neck down on September 30, 2010, she comes home from rehab on January 13. This is a wonderful time of year to reach out to a family in crisis. Www.CherieStannard.com

RHCarpenter said...

Thank you, Prabha :)

Elizabeth, I ordered my copy and am waiting for it to arrive :)