March 4, 2012

Bowls Of Hope...

These are the pieces I chose. L-made by a school child; R-made by a local potter.
In addition to the time I spent in the studio yesterday, I also spent part of my afternoon "doing good". I met up with my friend, Tammy and her husband at the North Port City Center for the first annual "Bowls of Hope" event.

We were a little concerned early in the morning because there were thunderstorms overnight, but the skies cleared and we enjoyed a cool, breezy afternoon. It was perfect weather for a "soup event".

I'm not sure if you're familiar with "Bowls of Hope", but it is a fund raiser for the All Faiths Food Bank in our area. Their stated mission is "To feed those in need, reduce food waste, and educate the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition." I know they hold events like this in other cities, although I'm not sure if the events share the same name.
Local artisans created beautiful and unique pottery bowls and cups. I couldn't believe how many there were! Each person paid a fee and received a ticket to choose their own favorite bowl to take home. I can tell you that it wasn't easy choosing. They were all so lovely.
When the decisions were finally made, we took our other three tickets into the food area. Local restaurants provided their signature soups for everyone to sample and we were able to choose three different soups to try. I can say that everything was delicious!

As the crowds gathered, we ate our food and listened to a great, live band called "Three of a Kind".  In addition to the bowl I chose with my ticket, there was also a table with bowls made by local school children, available to purchase for an additional five dollars each.
My bowl will be used for many things in the kitchen, but the beautiful mug, created by a school child will reside in my studio. I'll smile when I look at it and remember a fun day I spent with friends for a good cause.

One thing before I close today...March 15th will mark the third anniversary of my blog. I'm going to have a celebration giveaway which I'll tell you about soon. 
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Charlie and Wendy said...

Your bowl and mug are beautiful, gorgeous colour. The day sounds like such a lovely idea.

Chris said...

Very cool event Donna. Sounds like you had a wonderful time and I love the new pottery.

Mandy said...

What a lovely event. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Sherri said...

What a wonderful event!! I love that mug that child made-love the colors!! ENJOY!

Raewyn said...

Love the pieces you chose - what a great day it was.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Sounds like a wonderful day and little treasures, like your mug, are what make our special spaces special!

Createology said...

Such a wonderful and worthy event. Our little community does something very similar if not the same. Your choice of bowls is beautiful and your little handmade mug looks perfect holding some of your threads. Joyful week to you...

Patty said...

A very nice way to help out.

Michelle May said...

Love this and love the Valdani in it! What a wonderful thing to do!

Rettabug said...

I have never heard of this being done, Donna but what a great idea! I will mention it to my DD, who does a lot of charity events.

I was thinking you were going to get to eat your soup out of your bowl!! LOL

Nice choices you snagged.
Hugs,
Rett

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