I am looking to feature stores/products/companies that do something “good” – maybe they contribute to a specific cause, or it is a company that does not test on animals, or it is good for the environment, or something like that. That is the goal of this – as well as entertaining you! I like to be entertained too so I will do what I can to make that happen!
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
Where is this going?
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
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
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 MISSION: ART + CHARITY
The Working Proof seeks to promote art and social
responsibility. Each print is paired with a charity of the artist's
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what we believe to be a product with not just aesthetic, but social
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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
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