I recently attended a workshop in Chicago on Connecting to your Core and Communicating with clarity presented by Beth Inglish. The result was that my story is to continue to create art with a purpose of giving to charitable causes. So far I was able to participate in a fundraising event at St Thomas the Apostle Church in Naperville. The 2 day art fair allowed me to share 20 percent of my earnings in art sales toward a Haiti mission of education. This could not have come at a better time since the most recent hurricane damage. My second opportunity in less than a month is this weekend's silent auction in which I have actually donated 6 pieces toward raisng funds for a local food bank. Having worked in a senior services capacity during the last 9 years, fighting hunger and homelessness are dear to my heart. This is one of my donations to the silent auction happening tonight at If These Walls Could Talk gallery in Aurora Illinois. Most bidding will start at $25. I hope through my efforts of creating art someone will benefit.