Monday, September 19, 2011

Its another beautiful day in the NW and I just took a peek at the photos that Michelle took for a family from Alaska. It made me smile and got me excited to write once again about the work of Soul and all that is happening here in Ballard. Michelle did a great job of capturing this child, her twin and parents.

We have had three other recent shoots by Teddi, Cami and Natalia so I should see images from those shortly. I couldn't be more pleased with the recent work by our talented staff of volunteer photographers, truly its beautiful to watch this unfold.

We are most excited with our newly elected President, Kelly and VP,Heather. They are working to get us moving forward on many fronts and have been tirelessly composing a letter for us to present to companies for possible backing either thru funding or in-kind donations.

We have sold tee shirts to 2 more families and I think we will see orders for a few more very shortly. The tee project is a good one and the shirts are such a good quality that I will vouch for them. I know own 2 long-sleeved and one short sleeved in the women's size small, so they run a bit large. I wear mine regularly on my business shoots and they get lots of compliments so consider one for your fall wardrobe please.

Llewelyn is working with Susan Doupe to get the show up in University Heights next week. Angie and Heather are helping and maybe Sally will come and give a hand, my sister in law is really great at hanging art. We will be part of the University Art Walk so join us on October 21st to view this show.

I am booking nicely for my "Fall for Soul" idea in which I will donate $65 from each returning client who books with my business for a shoot in October or November and $100 from each new client booking. We will use funds from this to help with our administration costs so that your donations go more directly to the work with our families.

Lots of prep work is going into the Artist Sale right now. I personally am working hard to have lots of product ready for sale. Its again the first weekend in December here at the studio in Ballard, so mark your calendars and tell your friends as we have many new exciting artists this year.

Watch facebook for our new video testimonials project. We will ask you to record your thoughts about Soul for this if you are willing so think about what Soulumination means to you. We are looking to find support in capacity building for Soul and this little project to let our supporters know what is at the heart of Soul is the first step in the grassroots building toward that goal. In love and peace, Lynette