Here's a little update on my offer to carve 100 Santa ornaments/pins. and give them to some one if they would make sure that the ornaments would be used for charity. Since I will have more than 100 of these little Santa's several folks who have offered to put the Santa's to good use will be obliged.
The first person will be Kaaren, a retired decorative painter. Kaaren has designed several Americana pins that were featured in "Painter" magazine. The first pin being a tribute to the 9/11 victims. All of the proceeds of the sales went to the widows and orphans fund of the NYPD and NYFD.
Kaaren has offered to paint my Santa's, sell them, and donate the proceeds to a charity. This just sounds great to me, as I generate at least three Santa ornaments per day, while drinking my morning coffee. And my passion is the carving, not the painting.
Check out Kaaren's blog at: http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com, and be as impressed as I am.