Made of Gray

made of Gray - Grand Opening

Holly D Gray3 Comments
Here it is.... my grand fundraiser for Caleigh. This idea isn't new nor was it always for Caleigh. I've always wanted to sell my art and creativity. Up until now, though, I haven't had the strength, time or serious reason to start the endeavor.

Caleigh is the reason.
My 2010 "To Do" list included enrolling Caleigh in an intensive physical therapy program. This program runs for 3 weeks, 5 days a week, 3 hours a day. Luckily we will not have to travel far for this therapy. There is a clinic about 45 minutes from our house. A year ago the closest clinic was in Houston which would have made things more difficult. The 3 week intensive program is $4950. This isn't some hokey "feed off of special needs parents' hopes and dreams" kind of therapy. This is real physical therapy. Therapy that can help strengthen Caleigh's muscles and in turn help her help us more. The cost comes down to around $100 an hour, which really isn't an obscene amount in the world of therapy. Ultimately, we would love to do this program 4 times a year.

I've visited the clinic twice. One time to watch a friend's daughter during her session and the other time I took Caleigh with me for an evaluation and to get a feel for the therapist working with her. Everything in my entire mommy being tells me that this is something we need to try for Caleigh.

I was able to convince our insurance company to make a network-gap exemption so that the therapy is considered in-network. By our estimate, our insurance might cover one of these 3 week sessions. Just one, and that is an iffy at this point. We are allowed 60 visits a year. By the time we make it to April we will be all out of visits with our regular 2x a week therapy and one intensive session.

Caleigh's first session starts January 24th.

And so, made of Gray was born.
The etsy store will carry my photography art and any other creative ambition that may come along.
The photograph series 'Pola' originated from my Bachelors of Fine Art senior exhibition. The manipulation of a 3x3 Polaroid, water destruction and digital output of the final product 22x22 {30x30 framed and matted} larger than life imagery took over a year to complete. The series of 12 images has been shown in several local exhibitions and holds numerous emotion for me as an artist.
There are also prints of the originals for sale in 5x5, 10x10 and 12x12 sizes. This allows a varied price point and a chance to have a print of the original.
Our house is full of my 'Pola' series. 30x30 framed and matted Polaroid manipulations hang in Caleigh's playroom, my office and our family room. They are huge and I love each of them.
This is just the first series, more of my art will slowly begin to appear in the online store as I go through my archives. So if this series doesn't tickle your fancy; another set might just do the trick.

To celebrate the Grand Opening of made of Gray, enter the coupon code: grandopening2011 at checkout for 25% off your entire order.

As I come up on 4 years of blogging it's evermore apparent that we have been truly blessed with the best support imaginable from our family, friends and readers that truly love Caleigh and our family. We can't thank you all enough for everything you have done. Your support means the world to us.
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