This is my "Bewitching Screamway Piano" which will be auctioned off at NAME's 2011 National Convention Patron Party. This year's Patron Party will be held at Cleveland's House of Blues-a great way to kick off the convention with great friends, good food and the best blues one could hear! Twenty - nine NAME members, some being past NAME presidents, members of the Academy of Honor, special artists and present Board of Trustee members have taken a miniature piano/gramophone and have recreated it!
Just a day of working on miniatures as I get ready for the NAME National Convention to be held in July in Cleveland , Ohio. I serve on the steering committee and today was to a meeting day in Ohio but a March snow storm canceled it and here I am with the sun shining and daffodils blooming! I am busy wrapping 375 souvenir gifts for convention goers. Convention is like a miniature holiday vacation.
I have been extremely busy preparing for the NAME National convention to be held in Cleveland this July.
I will be speaking at the main Theme Dinner about my collection of over 4,000 Little Golden Books and how I married a song, a little golden book with a miniature.
Each person who attends my dinner will receive as a souvenir gift a miniature pedal car which appears in one of my favorite little golden books.
My miniature club has also been busy working on their centerpiece for the convention- at the closing brunch held on Sunday of the convention, a lucky person at each table wins the centerpiece. The convention theme this year is " With a Song In My Heart" so our centerpieces will be so different as every maker of a centerpiece has selected one of their favorite songs to recreate in miniature. The club members have also been helping me with making 500 gifts- a gift for every convention attendee.
Those times together are what NAME is all about sharing but for me it is much more- these ladies have become my sisters.
Me in the 5th grade and now I am the Executive Director and Owner of Youth Enrichment Services of Mid Kentucky, Member of the following "Kentucky Proud", member of Stanford Arts Guild, Garrrard County Solid Waste Committee Chair, Bluegrass Miniature Society, Board of Trustees of NAME, Bluegrass PRIDE Board Member- non profit environmental organization in Lexington, Garrard County Lions Club