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Breath of Life

1 Nov

My 22-year-old niece, Kathleen, is¬†scheduled to receive an award at the Breath of Life fundraising banquet this coming Saturday in San Francisco. Breath of Life is presented annually by the S. F. Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Kathleen is an award-winning playwright and actress, currently studying for her master’s degree on the East Coast. She is a terrific role model for anyone who is struggling to achieve their goals while suffering from a very serious, often terminal, illness.

Last month, Kathleen performed her one-woman play, Daughter of Salt,¬†on the Great White Way in New York, aka Broadway. (The title of the play is a reference to the fact that one of the major symptoms of cystic fibrosis is salty-tasting skin. There is even an old folk-saying about the short life expectations of “a baby who tastes of salt when kissed,” going all the way back to the Middle Ages in Europe.)

I’m donating my custom-painted pet portrait services to the Silent Auction at Breath of Life. I am showing this portrait of a dog I did in watercolor and colored pencil, which I like to call “Old Yeller,” as a sample of my work:

Custom Poochy Pet Portraits, Animal Portraits: Dog and Cat, Custom Portraits

“Yellow Dog Portrait,” Copyright 2012 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

YIKES! I hope the banquet attendees like it enough to bid a decent amount for my services! This is the first time I’ve ever displayed my work to such a large crowd, excepting the annual Student Show at my alma mater, The Academy of Art University, which was a very long time ago indeed.