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Thread: CFR Outreach Project

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    I've been AWOL for awhile, been up to my eyebrows in a BIG project. As some of you know, I'm a volunteer with Casting For Recovery, a non-profit organization offering fly fishing retreats to women who have had breast cancer. The gentle motion of fly fishing is therapeutic to surgical sites. It is also a great way to get women back in touch with the outdoors and get to relax a bit. If you know of any woman who is a breast cancer survivor and would like to participate in a retreat, steer her to http://www.castingforrecovery.org/. There are many retreats all over the U.S. and she can apply on line.

    Anyway, all that said, we find we need to do a lot of outreach. So this year, I birthed a brain-child... "Foundations for Recovery" (my friend, Cheryl named it). I wrote a mini-grant and got Wal-Mart to donate 25 bras for the project, and had them distributed to local artists. The bras had their showing last night at a First Friday event at one of the local galleries. They'll be around town at other venues throughout the month of October (breast cancer awareness month) and then the First Friday in November, we'll collect them back for a final showing and silent auction, hopefully making enough dough to pay for our project.

    So here's the 23 bras that made their way back to me. I got a LOT of help from 3 friends and fellow volunteers. It was hard work, very time consuming but we had a great time!

    I'll post a few at a time.

    Here's mine... "Pole Dancer"





    "Alaska Woman's Training Bra"




    "Alaska's 50th"




    "Amazon Jungle"




    "Colorful Cups"




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    Here's some more...


    "A Letter - 'Dear Judy, I Have Some News'"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...R/dearjudy.jpg[/IMG]


    "Felix the Cat"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...elixthecat.jpg[/IMG]


    "Fishing for Neptune"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...forneptune.jpg[/IMG]


    "Flower Power"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...lowerpower.jpg[/IMG]


    "For Lelani"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1.../forlelani.jpg[/IMG]


    "Forever Changed"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...verchanged.jpg[/IMG]

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    I love Felix!

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    Those are great! I hope you reached your goal at the auction

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    I LOVED the Felix The Cat! Those are amazing! Great job!
    I also liked the Flower Power one also! :)

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    Here's some more....


    "Hooter Lamp"

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    "Hooters"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...FR/hooters.jpg[/IMG]


    "Keep Your Eye on the Ball"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...eontheball.jpg[/IMG]


    "Mermaid Bra"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...FR/mermaid.jpg[/IMG]


    "Night Blooming Seduction"
    (The center roundish part is the bra cups, the stamens twisting up are the bra straps and some of the sides of the orchid are the lacy sides of the bra. It was very well executed. It was about 2 feet tall!)

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...gseduction.jpg[/IMG]

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    Those are wonderful. Thank you for sharing Miss Treated.

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    And some more...


    "Busting with Flair"

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    "Scandinavian Mermaid"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ianmermaid.jpg[/IMG]



    "Swimming/Battle Upstream"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...leupstream.jpg[/IMG]


    "The Girls Dress Up"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...rlsdressup.jpg[/IMG]



    "Wooly Wonders"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...olywonders.jpg[/IMG]


    "Yo Yo Ma....Ma"
    (sort of a cultural thing, the furry balls hanging in the center are Alaskan Yo-yos, a traditional toy of the native children in Alaska)

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...R/yoyomama.jpg[/IMG]



    "A Day on the Lake Fishing"

    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...akefishing.jpg[/IMG]

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    Those are ALL great!!! I hope that your auction is a big sucess :D :D :D

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    I hope so, too. It's not until November 6, so we have to keep the momentum up until then. Our focus is outreach, hoping we get lots of people to apply. Last year it took almost 30 people to fill 14 spots. Even then some dropped out at the last minute and we couldn't fill them.

    M

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    What creativity and imaginations! Good luck with your projects.

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    What a wonderful thing to be involved in Miss Treated! And I love your 'Pole Dancer' :lol:

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    Love your Pole Dancer too. Such creativity!!!

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    Thank, ladies! It was a great project, both from the aspect of doing a bra and putting on the show. I learned a lot, and there will be some changes should we decided to do it again.

    I have an affection for puns and plays on words, hence the "Pole Dancer."


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    I made these beautiful display cards for the bras, title of the bra and then a line and in a little smaller font, the name of the artist. For the artist, I made a pin name tag, name of the artist, then a little line and title of the piece. Mine said my name, underline, "Pole Dancer." :shock: It looked like my occupation! Didn't think of that until I was wearing it. Pretty funny!

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    Those are amazing. What creative artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTreated
    I made these beautiful display cards for the bras, title of the bra and then a line and in a little smaller font, the name of the artist. For the artist, I made a pin name tag, name of the artist, then a little line and title of the piece. Mine said my name, underline, "Pole Dancer." :shock: It looked like my occupation! Didn't think of that until I was wearing it. Pretty funny!

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Hope you kept it! Put it in amongst your stuff somewhere for your descendants to find in the distant future!

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    Those are amazing.... what awesome works of art. Well done, it's such a good cause and what a cool way to draw attention. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by MissTreated
    I made these beautiful display cards for the bras, title of the bra and then a line and in a little smaller font, the name of the artist. For the artist, I made a pin name tag, name of the artist, then a little line and title of the piece. Mine said my name, underline, "Pole Dancer." :shock: It looked like my occupation! Didn't think of that until I was wearing it. Pretty funny!

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Hope you kept it! Put it in amongst your stuff somewhere for your descendants to find in the distant future!
    Oh, yeah, I kept it. I'm wearing it again at the closing event! Maybe I should start practicing???? :lol:

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    Oh yes Miss T - and WEARING your creation, of course! :wink: :lol:

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    What fabulous works of art!!!!!!!!!! And for a fabulous cause too! I wish you lots of luck in this fundraiser and awareness campaign. There was alot of work and creativity put into each and every bra!!! who knew you were a pole dancer!!! LOL

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    Who knew!? My long deceased grannie would be diggin' this venue!
    (she was a spry one!)
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