We are soggy, but (I think) we are finally starting to dry. Last week, the skies spilled more rain than we typically see in a year.
Somehow, my house (despite being 200 feet away from a creek that swelled to fifty times its original size) didn't flood. I feel blessed and grateful beyond words.
Most people that I know in town were not so lucky.
The devastation is heartbreaking. We have a long way to go before things return to normal. If you want to help:
- ImSalvationArmy.org Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate "Colorado Floods."
- ColoradoRedcross.org Call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
- United Way Foothills Flood Relief Fund Established to respond to the effects of these storms. Organizers expect to use this fund for immediate relief as well as longer-term recovery in Boulder and Broomfield Counties.
Before the deluge, I had a lot going on. This all seems like ancient history (and rather trivial given recent events), but I want to keep you updated.
The results were tallied for the final round of Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search. Unfortunately, I didn't make the cut.
For all of you who voted, I can't say thank you enough! The outpouring of support from friends, family, and people I don't even know was overwhelming.
Though disappointed, making it to the semi-finals was an unbelievable experience. I learned so much personally and professionally--and I earned some prime-time exposure.
It is all just as it should be.
The talented six who did make it to the final round, deserved to. I personally voted for three of the bags that made it into this next round and I can't wait to see what happens next. If you're interested, the big winner will be revealed on Lilla's blog on October 3rd. Good luck finalists!
My art opening was also a complete success. Thank you to everyone who came out. And if you didn't make it, you have another chance! The show runs through October 26th, and there will be another reception next month:Artists’ Reception: Backstage Coffee Art Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 7:30-11:00 pm. Come out and support me. I would love to see you!