Monday, August 31, 2009

A Bevy of Beautiful Bottles on Behalf of Bianca

Maybe a bit of overkill on the alliteration...

Hi Everyone,

For some reason, Lea White from New Zealand has been following my blog and has posted comments and made reference to my blog. She found me through Sharon but has decided to stay and visit and hopes to get into claying at some point when her life settles down.

I say for some reason because Lea's life was turned upside down in 2007 when her four year old daughter, Bianca, was diagnosed with Leukemia. Since then her life has revolved around getting her daughter well. And it's been successful. Bianca will soon be finishing treatment (yea!).

My mother is planning on making a Bottle of Hope for Bianca and sending it to New Zealand, and instead of sending another bottle to Bianca, I've offered to make some bottles on behalf of Bianca to go to Toronto Sick Kids. Bianca's mother told me that Bianca likes purple and pink and is a girly girl and would like the bottles to have those colours in them. Bianca took a look at my Monsters and she particularly liked the bottle that one of the women at work made last week with all the clay swirls. I made something similar and it's the middle one in the photo.

So here are some girly girl bottles. My friend, Janice, made the flowers (it's safe to say that anything perfect published on my blog is probably a Janice creation), I, of course, made the monsters. Bianca got a preview of the bottles and says they're perfect. Nice to be able to bring a smile to a child's face.

I'm sure there will be several children who will appreciate Bianca's input into their bottles.

If you get a chance, stop by and visit Lea's blogs. She's a beautiful writer. I've been a lurker on her blog off and on for probably the last year.

Since New Zealand is probably number one on my places to visit (now that I've seen Easter Island), I look forward to meeting the Whites some time in the next few years. Just another example of how the blogosphere brings people together in ways that weren't previously possible. I'm always amazed at how small the world is becoming and how nice it is to be able to make friends through this tool.




Lea White said...

Simply beautiful! Bianca's face lits up each time she asks to see the monsters you made on behalf of her. Thank you for letting her be part of brightening these kids' lives! You are simply amazing with what you do!

Lea White

Sharon said...

Those are so cute! Well done Sandy and Bianca for choosing them.
And thanks for the mention Sandy!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

I have been so busy lately that I haven't popped by for awhile Sandy. So fun to see all the Monster's popping up over here! You are doing a wonderful thing. I bet it really is special for the recipients of these little guys, to know that something so cute can represent so much hope. You're a good person Sandy. You deserve a lot of praise for all you have done for this cause!