Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Joel at almost 11 Months

photo ©2009, Rob Yaskovic from his blog, Yaskovic Wedding & Portrait

Though a bit of a deviation from my normal posts, I have to share some of the photos taken of my son this morning by local photographer, Rob Yaskovic. You can see some of the photos at Rob's blog, Yaskovic Wedding & Portrait. I cannot believe that in a month he will be a year old. He's an absolute joy and I'm so fortunate to share with you my purest artwork.

The shoot with Rob was so much fun. Not only is Rob a phenomenal photographer, he was great with Joel; had a lot of energy and kept Joel interested in the shoot. He is genuinely passionate about the work he does and the people he's working with. Though these are just the icing on the cake I am so thrilled with what he's posted so far.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Great Opportunity to Help Raise Awareness for Ovarian Cancer and Purchase Art

Just a friendly reminder of my benefit tomorrow night for the Kaleidoscope of Hope. Though billed as a gold buying party, you don't have to sell your gold to attend. During the evening I will have donation envelopes for you to directly contribute to a great organization doing wonderful things to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer. If you donate to KOH during the evening and want to purchase any of my artwork, I will reduce the price of the work by the amount you donate or by 40%, whichever is less. Visit for more information about the event.

Ovarian Cancer is difficult to detect as there are currently no early detection screenings for it. If you notice any of the following symptoms, please address them with your doctor. For more detailed information, visit Kaleidoscope of Hope.
  • Discomfort in the abdominal/pelvic region
  • Swelling of the stomach (abdomen)
  • Continuous fatigue
  • Unusual weight gain or loss, notably in the abdominal area
  • Ongoing gastrointestinal complaints including nausea, indigestion and/or gas
  • Frequent urination (in absence of an infection)
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Bleeding between periods or after menopause

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Details, Details . . .

TraillWorks & Buccieri's GEMS & JEWELRY
invite you to join us for a

Friday, September 25th | 7 - 9pm
to benefit Kaleidoscope of Hope
a non-profit organization raising funds and awareness for ovarian cancer research.

hosted by TraillWorks
135 Spring Street | Newton, NJ | 973-383-1307

bring your unwanted, broken, mismatched gold
Matt Buccieri, Graduate Gemologist, owner of Buccieri's GEMS & JEWELRY, Oak Ridge, NJ, will sort, weigh, and purchase your gold on the spot. Buccieri's will donate 5% of all they pay out during the party to KOH and TraillWorks will reduce the retail price of any artwork purchased by the amount donated to KOH or by 40%, whichever is less when a guest donates to KOH during the party.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

GOLD HARD CASH PARTY to Support Kaleidoscope of Hope

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. There are walkathons, parties, and teal ribbons all over this month; the town of Newton has been "Tealed."

Since my mom's college friend passed away a couple of years ago I have made this my cause. This year to support Kaleidoscope of Hope, a non-profit organization raising funds and awareness for ovarian cancer reasearch, I am partnering with Oak Ridge jeweler, Buccieri's GEMS & JEWELRY and hosting a GOLD HARD CASH PARTY.

Mark your calendars for Friday, September 25th. More information will come in a later post, but in the meantime if you see teal ribbons around your town, remember its for ovarian cancer awareness. You can learn more about the "silent disease" at