Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Breakfast For The Cure..."

Dan and Susan Martin,
owners of Martin's Restaurant
in the Sun Village Center, Surprise Arizona,
organized and hosted their 3rd annual
Breakfast for the Cure
yesterday morning March 14th, 2011.
Each year their suppliers donate food and produce
and their loyal staff donate their time
and work only for tips.
All monies spent by patrons is
donated to the 3 day Susan G. Komen
Walk for the Cure.
Dan and Susan, as well as Susan's sister Peggy
(a breast cancer survivor)
have successfully completed the walk
these last few years and
they will walk again this August in Chicago.
Scott and I attended the breakfast again this year
and had a delightful
and yummy repast out on the patio
overlooking the pool.
The place was packed to the brim
with family, friends, and happy smiles.
(If you like you can see a previous year's drawing here.)
What a great way to spend a morning!
Click on image to enlarge...sketched plein air
then painted at home...:)

“If you have much, give of
your wealth;
If you have little, give of your heart.”
~Arab Proverb


Lisa at Greenbow said...

A beautiful sketch and a great way to support a great cause. "Sitting on the patio by the pool". What a beautiful picture that paints too. It won't be long and we will be able to do the same here.

Alex said...

Gorgeous sketch! Love the details, and the awesome spread

Lissa Rachelle said...

What a wonderful cause! And what an absolutely beautiful sketch! I just love the colours, and how you've journaled the words as a 'frame'. Lovely.

studio lolo said...

How generous of the martins to do this! And thoughtful of the patrons to participate too.
The balloons look like a great big pink flower! I love it♥

Anonymous said...

Awesome ~ and now I know exactly where you were! Say hey to Karen for me!:) jgl:)

Teri C said...

A beautiful painting for a beautiful cause. Love the big pink balloons in there setting the scene.

raena said...

Wonderful page and they sound like generous and caring people!

Ellen Burkett said...

This is beautiful in every way Margaret.

deepazartz said...

Hello Margaret
Love to see your vibrant works again...Love the details.
Thanks for ur response to my art... it did boost up my morale:)))
Best Wishes

Cathy Holtom said...

There's a lots to look at in this sketch, great work!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Such detail in your sketch Margaret and love the surrounding text of goodies available for breakfast.

PAK ART said...

We often hear so much bad news in this world, it's so refreshing to hear about the good news too. Bless all your hearts for taking the time, making the effort and helping!