Thursday, April 2, 2009

"Saving the Ta-Tas..."

...at breakfast Monday morning.
Our favorite little "local hangout" for breakfast,
burger basket lunch specials,
scrumptious "homemade from scratch" desserts,
and their infamous Friday night fish fry is
"Martin's"
a family owned and operated business...
located in Sun Village right here in Surprise, Arizona.
Last Monday, a day they are normally closed...
Martin's hosted their first ever
"Breakfast for the Cure."
Food was generously donated by suppliers for the event...
and the wait staff and kitchen staff
not only worked on their day off...but worked only for tips.
The atmosphere was exuberant and joyful...and celebratory!
The place was packed...and decorated in pink...
and even though wait time was bit longer than usual
everyone had a smile on their face
and a glow to their spirit...:)
The positive energy level that day was beyond supersonic!
(I even got a bit weepy it was so exhilarating.)
Susan , the owner and one fabulous baker, and her sister Peggy
partake in the 3-day breast cancer
"Walk for the Cure" yearly.
Proceeds from the breakfast,
as well as generous bids made on each and every one
of the numerous silent auction items,
made the day a stand out!
I get the "happy chills"
thinking about the power of small community coming
together for a worthy cause and making such a
powerful impact.
Days like this are "what it is all about"!

This piece was sketched with a borrowed ballpoint
on the back of a pink silent auction flyer
...taken down from the wall...
(It didn't even cross my mind to bring my sketchbook...really!)
first...on my lap...no backing board...while waiting for our table...
and then continued
while drinking coffee awaiting our food.
I used colored pencil at home to refine details
and improve the readability of my
jiggly lap lettering and lines.
A copy will be given of the drawing and this post
to both Susan and Peggy
sometime today...
as I definitely foresee a vision of a burger basket
on the lunchtime horizon!

Why not help save the "Ta-Tas" Worldwide!???!!!
Click here or here for information. :)

"You give but little
when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."
~Kahlil Gibran

13 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

Insightful and delightful to visit here.

Caroline said...

What a super 'pink' breakfast - seems like it was such fun with everyone pitching in and donating for the cause! Love your sketch for this and Earth Day too.

Teri C said...

What a wonderful post, sketch, day and cause!! (You went without a sketchbook?!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

pinkrelish said...

Bless you girl! You are a true delight...

Pea said...

lovely picture! and such a lovely event for a wonderful cause!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You have passed along that excitement. Great sketch.

studio lolo said...

What a thoughtful thing for them to do!
I love that you and Teri sketch everywhere!!

I have the Animal Rescue donation button on my site. I click this mammogram one from there too. And the rainforest :)

Good job!

soulbrush said...

yes i do the breast cancer 'click' every single day which gives free mammograms to women round the world. i loved that you were busy drawing away with all this going on around you.

saveapair said...

What a beautiful momento to our wonderful day! Susan, her husband Danny and I were all deeply touched by the support of our endeavors. What started as a celebration 3 years ago of my being cancer free for 5 years has turned into a mission to keep walking until a cure is found. We are so grateful to the community for their support and extreme generosity.
We will keep walking in the Breast Cancer 3 day - 60 miles in 3 days - until a cure is found. We do this for our sisters, mothers, daughters, friends and strangers in the hope that in our lifetime we can celebrate a cure.
Thank you so much for the lovely words and the drawing will be a keepsake of a day that touched many, but truly touched us as we heard many stories thru the day that encouraged us to keep walking.
Remember to self exam monthly!
Peggy

The Gypsy said...

Wonderful & heartwarming. And the pink is lovely! No matter what the tools, or lack thereof, a true artist can always create.

Sandy said...

Great post Margaret and I felt your enthusiasm and love the sketch.

marcia furman said...

Absolutely love the sketch!

chris watercolorist said...

Hi
Verygood sketch
I love too your artistic world

From a French watercolorist