Mammalthon 2 A Success!
This is Ted, guest-blogging for Jennifer.
At 6:20 this morning, Jennifer had to lie down for a little while, and asked me to wake her at 7:00. I did, but she quickly fell back asleep again. I’ve decided to let her sleep.
Last time she did the Mammalthon, you may recall I wrote how she made it look easy, staying up all night and drawing without a break. This time, it didn’t look easy.
Jennifer got back from a busy business conference on Thursday, and never really rested up from that before undertaking the Mammalthon. She worked her heart out, and repeatedly said she didn’t want to disappoint anyone.
Jennifer managed to raise over $1000 for The Wildlife Center, more money than she’d raised in the first Mammalthon for Defenders of Wildlife. She took on a very difficult challenge in order to raise that money, to entertain and to create some wonderful drawings for all of us to enjoy. And she managed to draw 15 of those drawings in 18 hours. Not bad, huh? Anyone out there feel disappointed?
Jennifer didn’t want to let down anyone who made a donation for a drawing that she may not be able to draw today. If any of you do feel cheated, we’ll be happy to refund your donation. But I don’t expect anyone will. Jennifer will get to all of your drawings as soon as she can, and we’ll get out the ones she did complete in the next week.
The task may have been to draw 24 mammals in 24 hours, but that wasn’t the point of the project. The point was to have fun, bring a little drama and excitement to your weekend, raise money for a worthy cause and celebrate our love for animals.
I hope you’ll join with me in telling Jennifer how proud we are of her work, of her spirit and of her heart. She brings a little beauty into our lives with every drawing, just for the love of doing it. I’m very proud of her.
And I’m happy to declare Mammalthon 2 a big success!