Thursday, May 19, 2011

Relay For Life Sponsor: Personalized Sketches


Please help me welcome my friend Maria, the artist behind Personalized Sketches.  Maria is an excellent artist and her pieces have an extra special something that makes them unique and personal.  All the work she sell is hand-drawn entirely out of an individual's name.  It can't get any personalized than that!  ANY image using ANY name can be drawn. (From people's portraits to their homes, pets, hobbies, career, school logos, favorite team mascots/logos...).   She has perfecting her talent since 1985.  If you are still unclear, let me share some wonderful examples below.

Aren't those sketches AMAZING?!?   I can tell you from personal experience that they look even more magnificent framed and hung on the wall.  If you are interested in purchasing one of these sketches, you can visit Maria at her Etsy shop or at her blog, Personalized Sketches and Sentiments.    

Maria has graciously donated a 8x10 Monogram to our Relay For Life Auction.   Relay For Life is a very important cause to her and her family. Not only did several family members on her husband lose their brave battle to this horrific disease, but her son (at the age of 14) was diagnosed with Burkitt's-like B Cell Lymphoma. Thankfully with the help of a trial protocol, provided through Cancer research, her son was back on his feet and back on track when his sophomore year of high school began.  Without this newest research, her son would have had to undergo 2 years of chemotherapy, rather than the intense 5 months.  Despite this intense protocol, he remained "very involved in school, church and cancer support events... and complete high school with his peers, finishing in the top 5% of his class with his IQ testing 135+ and ACT score of 33. It took about a year to regain his full stamina, but he did and was on high school varsity soccer, wrestling and lacrosse. I say all this to say that in spite of that challenging part of his life, we are blessed and give God the glory for these accomplishments."

Join Personalized Sketches and Our Other Fabulous sponsors in supporting Relay For Life!  Let's help the world Celebrate More Birthdays!  The Online  Auction will run from May 20th - May 26th.  All proceeds will go directly to the Relay For Life site and products will be shipped from our sponsors.  I HOPE to see you there!

1 comment:

blueviolet said...

Those are incredible!