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The Winner is…..

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

The Winning Ticket

Van showing off one of the winning tickets!

  Our son Vander drew the winning tickets for my raffle at Plinth Gallery Sunday morning! 

I want to thank everyone that bought a raffle ticket; it was so generous of you.  Your support will go a long way for the needy.  A little over $1,300 dollars was raised, which will go for much needed supplies.  This was more than I ever expected!!  I would like to especially thank Jonathan and Dorothy at Plinth Gallery; they were especially instrumental in this endeavor. 

Since everyone was extremely generous, I decided to add two more pots into the drawing.  So, there was a first, second and third place winner.  Again, many thanks to those that want to make a difference in the world, I can’t express my gratitude. 

And the winners are…. 

1st place for the vessel Anya Peterson-Fray, 2nd second place Jennifer & Fred Rife, 3rd place Roberta Hawks!! 

Congratulations! 

 
In other but related news….
I am very honored that Ethiopian Orphan Relief, Inc. asked me to make a bowl, for the inaugural Lights of Hope Ambassador Award. Here is John and Anne Ferguson receiving their award.  Congratulations!

Ethiopian Orphan Relief, Inc. has long recognized the importance of the commitment to their donors and the orphaned and vulnerable children in Ethiopia. The Lights of Hope Ambassador Award recognizes a donor for their extraordinary commitment to supporting children in Ethiopia.

This year at Lights of Hope in Portland, Oregon they celebrated the inauguration of this award.

This award also reflects all that is great in people and how with their support of Ethiopian Orphan Relief we have been able to help so many of the orphan and vulnerable children in Ethiopia.

For more information: please visit their blog.  http://ethiopianorphanrelief.wordpress.com/
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Lights of Hope Ambassadors Award for Ethiopian Orphan Relief

 

And my friend Abi Aldrich Paytoe Gbayee, saving the world one Band aide at a time!  She collection band aides for me to take to Ethiopia!  Thanks Abi for all your hard work! 

I’m going to Africa and I’m raffling off one of my vessels!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

I’m going to Africa, specifically Ethiopia this summer on a humanitarian trip. I will be working with two organizations called One Child Campaign and Vision on Africa.  One Child Campaign focuses on helping orphanages and Vision on Africa assists women to become self-sustaining through selling craftwork. I will be traveling for three weeks visiting and providing much needed supplies/knowledge to the needy.

Since I’m going on this big adventure I am raffling off one of my art pieces to raise money for the children. The orphanages need many things, and I am going to pack my suitcases with as much as I can to bring to Ethiopia, or buy supplies in-country.

Please note that every penny raised will go directly to buying supplies (absolutely no money will be used for personal expenses).

The tickets are $5.00 for one or $20.00 for five.

Just look for the donate button on the right side of my blog!

The drawing will be May 28!

This piece is called: I Dream About A Faraway Place

12″ x 6″ x 6″

Please pass this along to a friend! 

 

Here is a list of the supplies I am bringing to Ethiopia!  If you are in my area and want to donate some of the supplies, please shoot me an email!

 

MedicalSupplies
Gloves (Surgical and Disposable)
Hand sanitizer
Liquid Hand Soap
Multivitamins (gummy type)
Alcohol swab
Hydrocortisone

Antibiotic cream
Antifungal cream
Cough Syrups

cold medicine

Band aides

Sweets
Candies

chocolates

lollipops
Hygiene and Skin care Supplies

Tooth paste
Liquid Soap
Hair bands
Shampoo & Conditioner

Baby supplies

infant formulas

Diaper (Large Size)
Wipes

Baby body wash
Diaper underwear
Sports

Basket balls
Soccer balls
Clothes and Shoes 

 FOR OLDER CHILDREN

(7-15 girls and boys)
Trousers, & pants,

Skirts, & Dresses
Jackets, Sweaters,

T-shirt, tops,

Shoes for children Crocks
Shoes (7-15 girls and boys)
Pajamas for children Socks

Underwear teens

Educational Supplies
Drawing/writing board, drawing pad
Stickers
Paint
Markers (permanent & removable)
Story books
Hard construction Paper
Puzzles
Scissors
School glue

Recreational
Toys, Puppets
Cars big and small

movies, (VCD/DVD/VHS)
for toddlers/kids,

Children Diaries
Bubbles
Balloons
Puzzles


New work for Among Friends Art Show And Clay for the Fight Against Cancer

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

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CLAY FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCERI am selling raffle tickets for a pair of my black and white salt and pepper shakers ($150) with the quote, “Add Spice to Your Conversation.”  Proceeds will go to my friend Heather Blakely Voyles who is battling breast cancer.  Heather is only 32 and just had a double mastectomy, hysterectomy, and her biopsy came back positive for malignant lymph nodes. Heather is a second grade teacher and will be missing the rest of the school year.

$1.33 for one ticket and $5.45 for six tickets.  

The weird prices for the raffle tickets are to offset the Paypal charges, so when I give Heather the proceeds of the raffle she will won’t have to share with Paypal. The drawing will Dec. 11 at the end of our Among Friend’s Art Show and Sale.  If you are buying a Paypal ticket I will fill out a raffle ticket for you for the physical drawing.  I will email the winner on December 12. 

Please pass this on to your friends.  

 

 Please excuse the horrible photos.  I’m still trying.  But any hoo, here some of the work that just came out of the kiln.

Small ice cream – cereal Bowls

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Large Serving Style Bowls

Shallow Serving Style Platters

Small Oval Bowls

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Small Vessels

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Salt and Pepper Shakers

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If by chance you see any work you interested in and do not live in the Cheyenne area, please feel free to email me at connie@connienorman.com.

Thanks Connie

If you live near me, please come to our show.

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Among Friends Art Show and Sale
December 9, 10, 11
Artful Hand Gallery
302 East 1st Ave.
Dec. 9 Thursday 5-8 PM
Dec. 10 Friday 5-8PM
Dec. 11 Saturday 10 AM-5PM

And the winner is…..

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Congratulations to Laurie Erdman.  

It was a really hard decision!!!

 I read all of them.  And I knew so many people on the comments personally.  I didn’t know if I would be able to choose objectively.  So I had a friend choose a winner for me.  She really struggled with it as well. 

Thank you to everyone who wrote in.  It was really nice to read everyone’s story.  All of them were touching in so many different ways.  It was so nice to get know people this way.  And also it was nice to see who is reading my blog.

I’m so Lucky!!!

Monday, July 19th, 2010

This is one of my favorite sayings for my bowls.  I truly feel that I am so lucky and so thankful for all the amazing family that I am a part of.  I thought it would be nice to share some “Luck”.    All you have to do to win this Lucky bowl is, write a comment on my blog about how lucky or thankful you are.  I’m a little nervous, I hope someone out there wants a gift from me.  I will pick Monday the 26th.  Don’t forget to include your email. 

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Also, go to Facebook and “like” my page, (Connie Norman Ceramics) it would be great to get up to 900 followers.  I’m at 828 now.  I never believed that I could have that many followers.  When I started FB ceramics page I thought I would only have my friends and family “like” my page.