Saturday, September 6, 2014


I will be attending an upcoming benefit called THE ONE I FEED on September 13th, hosted by the incredibly generous and loving Anastasia Kim.  It's a dance benefit with renowned dancers who are all donating their time and talents for a very important reason, to help assist in the fight against food allergies.  I went last year, and the show was AMAZING.  I expect no less this year.  In fact, the event is also featuring guest speaker Dr. Robert Wood from Johns Hopkins Children's Center, the Division of Allergy and Immunology.  He will have a great deal of important information for those attending.  He is always on the pulse of the latest research when it comes to food allergies. 

I have also been invited to sell my artwork and book, THE DAY I MET THE NUTS (a food allergy story) for the cause.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Johns Hopkins Children's Center in their efforts to find a cure.  Food allergies are unfortunately on the rise.  I have them and so do my children, and many of my friends' children.  It is an epidemic and one that deserves much attention and research.  So why not have fun while raising money for the future of our loved ones.  I can't think of a better way to spend an evening!

As for my art, I have been creating pieces that are dance themed.  I have been dreaming up and creating a few small, medium, and larger pieces.  Dance has always been one of my favorite art forms.  It is a moving canvas.  You can't take it home with you (like you can a piece of visual art), but it settles in your soul and inspires you to dance, too.  Here is a sampling of what I will be displaying and selling there...

If you are in the Washington, DC area (or live in a surrounding state or even if you want to fly in from someplace far away), please consider attending the event.  The price is very affordable, for a Kennedy Center experience, all while knowing the money is going to an important cause.

Here's what Anastasia says about the reason she calls the event THE ONE I FEED:

"The title of our benefit dance event, “The One I Feed,” refers to an old Native American story about two wolves: One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.  He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.  “One is Evil – it is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.  “The other is Good – it is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”  The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”  The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

"Every day we have the opportunity to feed the positive, to focus on all the blessings of our lives, our community, our world, and our universe.  I hope you can help us in our efforts to help all children with food allergies to lead full and rewarding lives, in which the threat of a food item does not mean life or death.  Tickets to this dance event are $30.00/adult and $15.00/child." ~Anastasia Kim

Hope your heart is dancing.  Hope to see you there!