Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Working Proof

You know the song The Entertainer, right?

It seems to spend a lot of time in my head.

Typically it shows up in those moments where things are hectic or I’m entertaining myself (hahaha...yeah I didn’t do that on purpose).

I think this goes back to when I was probably about 8 or 9.

What on earth may have started this you ask?

Well, I took dance lessons when I was younger, and apparently we weren’t the most serious class when it came to ballet. With that being the case the dance instructor thought it would be a good idea to have our class do a routine as clowns to The Entertainer.

That seemed to work for us.

And I was always the flexible kid that really didn’t have much shame.

Where is this going?

Oh yeah!

At the end of the dance, I was to do a backbend and walk off the stage that way.
This isn't me, but yes, I can still do backbends

Not a problem! I could easily do that.

That is – unless I seriously injured myself first.

The day our costumes arrived came and we all put them on over our leotards, complete with wigs and gloves.

I wanted to try this out with the backbend/walk – I bent backwards, put my hands down, and bam! 

They promptly slipped out from under me and I landed full on onto my head.

*Hopefully I didn't look that creepy as a clown! 
All I can say is thank goodness for that huge purple clown wig!

I was a little stunned, but I am sure it could have been much worse.

Even though that wasn’t our most serious routine, it was still a form of art. And I know we had a great time when we were performing it too. :)

Tonight’s feature is all about art too - The Working Proof.

This is a great site where they sell original prints from various artists who choose the charity that they wish to support. Some of the charities that they support are American Forests, Computers for Youth, Puppies Behind Bars, Little Kids Rock, Teach for America, and many more.


The Working Proof seeks to promote art and social responsibility. Each print is paired with a charity of the artist's choice, to which we are donating 15% of the sale of each print - creating what we believe to be a product with not just aesthetic, but social value. Besides showcasing emerging artists and great artwork, the intent of the Working Proof is to promote a variety of charities and to expose them to new supporters through the appreciation of art and creativity. We release a new print once a week, on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm, EST.”

If you are interested in learning more about the artists on The Working Proof please go to:

There are some amazing prints on this site. I would love to buy each of these:

The Working Proof - Yellow Roses/Milkweed. 15% of the gross sale of this print goes to Puppies Behind Bars.
Yellow Roses/Milkweed
The Working Proof - Back to the Garden. 15% of the gross sale of this print goes to charity.
Back to the Garden

The Working Proof - Featherball print. 15% of the gross sale of this print goes to charity
The Working Proof - Morning Frost Meadow. 15% of the sale of this print goes to charity.
Morning Frost Meadow

There are probably more that I would like to have too!

If you have some bare walls in your house like I do – take a look at The Working Proof. There is a great selection of affordable prints that will help some great charities when you buy them.

*If there isn’t something that you need you can always purchase gift certificates for someone else.

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