Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The Birth Project goes to the CAM/MANA Conference

Exciting news!
The Birth Project, along with first-time-ever prints and cards of the Birth Project will be displayed at the joint Canadian Association of Midwives and the Midwives Alliance of North America for the North American Midwifery Conference in Niagara Falls on November 9-12 2011.

This is my first conference, and I'm going both as a vendor and a 'delegate', or conference-goer. My paintings will be displayed throughout the conference area, and I will have a table to sell the prints and smaller paintings. What an exciting opportunity!

One of my original paintings will be up for auction at the Live Auction and Dance event.
I'm excited to meet a fellow birth-artist Amy Swagman from The Mandala Journey.

If you're going, stop by and say Hi! I'll have Jethro Vader in tow, and will only charge $.05 to squeeze his succulent thighs. Hoping for an enriching conference experience, and a couple sales would be nice too! I'd love to see some small pieces of the Birth Project go home to hang in midwives, doulas and birth-lovers homes and offices!

YWCA Woman of Distinction Award

Recently I had the honour of being a nominee for the YWCA Women of Distinction awards. I was nominated for the 'Arts and Culture' category, and my Birth Project was highlighted, as well as my community involvement with Friends of Muskoka Midwives and La Leche League Leader. I was shocked to hear my name called as the 'winner' at the Gala event, as the nominees were highly respected artists with many years on me! How exciting, what an honour and surpise. Thank you to my nominators and to all the amazing women I'm blessed to share my life with!