Hey Tanja...hope you are well....If you are coming out my way (to see your sister or something!), I am living in Westford and on July 24 there is a bike-a-thon in my niece's name to raise awareness of domestic violence. It iis in honor of my niece who was murdered last year by her father. Might be a bit more somber than you are looking for, but it is a slice of life I guess.Maybe I will see you anyway along the way???? Best to you on your project!
Just seventeen years old her life was ended by a tragic moment of domestic violence. She was killed with a gunshot wound from her father who also shot and critically injured her mother, Jody Marchand, on February 1, 2010.....While one negative act can send waves of violence and hate, our mission is to create positive energy sending a ripple of hope and change in her honor.
Our mission is to build an organization in memory of Olivia which continues her love of the outdoors, nature, gardening and cooking.
Rachel who I met after her artist talk at Bates College Museum of Art. I loved her work so much, I went up after the talk and introduced myself. She did a piece about FB, where she changed her status update every minute and then took screen shots. I was in the initial stages of thinking about this project and was inspired by her use of FB as a medium. She was kind enough to invite me to stay over at her house and had lots of family and invited them over for supper, so I got to be part of a really lovely family dinner, too. Her work was integrated into their beautiful house, my favorite piece was a table cloth that she had everyone sign who sat down for dinner, and then embroidered their names.