Late last fall Amanda was feeling inspired by our friend, Chris, who took up running earlier in the year and then ran the New York Marathon. Around the same time she was feeling like she wanted to do something for her niece who was born last August and was shortly thereafter diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. So she decided to run a marathon and raise money for CF. Anyway, you can read all about her training and the raffle she’s organized and her niece and stuff on her blog;
Amanda’s Run for CF
What does all this have to do with me painting…? Well Amanda asked if I’d paint and donate a picture for her to include as one of the raffle prizes. And so I did. I did TWO, actually… One for her to raffle off and the other for her to keep to remember what she accomplished.
Frosty Dreams of a Marathon in May – Day, 2010, Acrylic on MDF, 34cmx45cm
Frosty Dreams of a Marathon in May – Night, 2010, Acrylic on MDF, 34cmx45cm
The paintings are called “Frosty Dreams of a Marathon in May – Day and Night”. The Day painting she decided to use as a raffle prize, the Night painting she is keeping for herself. They both picture her and her dog Ollie running in the deep cold of a Saskatchewan Winter – something I felt needed to be immortalized. I mean really, what kind of a nutcase takes up running in the middle of a freakin’ Saskatchewan winter – with an intensive training plan to prepare her for her first ever marathon (heck, first ever race!?) at the end of may…?! That kind of nutcase happens to be my wife; Amanda Plante.
If you happen to be in Saskatoon on Sunday May 30th, 2010, come on out and cheer her on (and our buddy CVT who’s coming from Edmonton to run with her)!
Oh and – if you happen to be in Saskatchewan - maybe buy a couple of her raffle tickets! For the rest of you out in internetland, I’m sorry, but you’re out of luck – The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (yeah, booze and gambling – always a good mix) prohibits the advertising (er… ahem…) and sale of raffle tickets outside the province of Saskatohewan.