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Monday, April 19, 2010

Music, Art & Love Raised Over $10,000 For Women for Women International!


“Infinite Possibility – A Night of Music, Art & Women Helping Women” was a tremendous success and, I believe all who attended would agree, a whole lot of fun. What began as a creative daydream about how to celebrate the release of my solo CD, “Dancing in Limbo” became a dreamy reality on the evening of March 27.

An amazing group of people gave freely of their time,
talent and resources to create an event of a lifetime and in the process raised $10,775 to benefit Women for Women International.

I introduced you to most of the artists here on my blog. You can still view all of these short films (most are 3 or 4 minutes) by visiting my youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/creativeoasiscoach. They’re a wonderful source of inspiration for anyone who longs to make the time and space in the life to pursue his or her creative passion.These gifted, giving women shared their talents generously by creating and donating artwork that raised more than $6,000 on the night of our celebration through silent auction. Additional profits were raised by our generous sponsors, individuals and businesses who donated to
our fabulous raffle prize basket, and the wonderful
guests who purchased tickets, CDs and special “Dancing In Limbo art & lyrics” books for a grand total of $10,775 profit to benefit Women for Women International.

The ultimate success of this event was also due in large part to the big-hearted offers of time and support from an amazing group of women who I am so proud to call my friends. They rallied to find sponsors, sell tickets, haul supplies, set-up, break down and offered me a non-stop flow of encouragement and support that lifted me up and carried me along even on the days I didn’t think I could do it. I am so grateful to them all.

I’ve learned so much more from this experience than I can relate in this short space – but I imagine I’ll be sharing more in the coming days and weeks as I process it all.

For now, I do know this – we are all capable of doing more than we think we can – sometimes you just have to follow your heart and see where it leads – and, finally, the power of love, music and art can come together in amazing ways to create awareness and raise funds to help women around the globe positively transform their lives and the lives of their families while lifting up everyone who participated in the process.

All the best from my creative oasis to yours, Jill!
Singer/Songwriter/Creativity Coach/Head Chica-in-Charge of Creative Oasis Coaching




5 comments :

polly said...

You're an inspiration to ALL, Jill!! Congrats on your much deserved success :)

Eileen Sottovia said...

What an inspiring story. You've made such amazing things happen. I really applaud you, Jill.

Eileen, from Jill's Body Blissmas '08 class.

Lisa said...

....and to think that this is just the beginning! I see great things for an incredibly talented woman!

Congratulations, Jill! For all you've accomplished and for the inspiration.

(creativeoasiscoach) said...

I can tell you all that I am the one who has been inspired by the selfless women who supported me in making this happen. I may never be a visual artist - but I can live vicariously through my many talented artist friends! I has been an empowering experience, and I do hope it will give others the desire to try something a little outside the box themselves!

(creativeoasiscoach) said...

It has been - not I has been. Proof Jill!!!! :O