Monday, April 28, 2008

Current Project

Mother and Son

James Noel Gentry born on April 11. Here he is with Mom. He's our first. Click on the image to see it bigger.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Show up at Weems

The show is up at Weems, at their new location.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

For April 15 show at Weems


More April 15


More April 15 show


April 15 show

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Back to Back 2


Back to Back


Blue Kimono

Here comes a backlog of pictures for the April show at Weems. I think this is the star.


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Bald and Pregnant (after St. Baldrick's)

My Woman, taylorkoa22 crop

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

After St. Baldrick's

The event was Sunday. We're shaved! The Albuquerque event raised $38,000 for research into childhood cancers. Thank you for your support. You made me the #1 fund raiser at this Albuquerque event.

You can see several pictures from the shaving here.

We are still working on a special "after" picture for the blog.

Thanks again!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

St. Baldrick's

I'm shaving my head, and I'll be 9 months pregnant at the time! Why? As part of St. Baldrick's, a charity event where volunteers shave their heads in solidarity with children who have lost their hair during their battle with cancer. Cancer is a leading killer of children. Our nephew, Nathan Gentry, died a month after his seventh birthday in July 2007, a victim of Neuroblastoma.

Our friend, Elisabeth Villavicencio, MD, PH.D., is a pediatric oncologist, and says this about funding for research of childhood cancers.

Sadly, it is harder than ever to get research funding. Most NIH grants are unfunded. Companies that develop drugs typically focus their research on common adult cancers, since they need to be able to recoup their research and development costs through drug sales. Since pediatric cancer is rare, there will never be profit in developing drugs for this small but very important group of patients. Thus, private funding is critical to finding cures for childhood cancer.

You can help save children's lives by pledging me to shave my head as part of a St. Baldrick's event on March 16. You can pledge online, by phone, or download a form to mail. Just click here.

The above picture is my before picture. I promise an after picture, as well.