Monday, August 23, 2010


I have a few Halloween items on Ebay. I'll be adding more as this week goes by. If you like what you see but you don't have an ebay account, just email me and we will work something out!

My Ebay

I'm dreaming up a Halloween contest giveaway and will be posting it soon, so check back for details.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Walk N Roll for Ataxia

I thought I would use my blog to let my family, friends and followers know about an event that is happening on September 25, 2010. It is the second annual Walk 'N' Roll for Ataxia at Tri-Centennial State Park in Detroit. (1900 Atwater between Orleans and St. Aubin).

Ataxia is a lack of muscle coordination which may affect speech, eye movements, the ability to swallow, walking, picking up objects and other voluntary movements. Coordination affects both arms and legs. Walking becomes difficult. A wheelchair often becomes necessary as the Ataxia progresses.

Walk 'N' Roll for ataxia is a fundraising event and all proceeds will benefit the National Ataxia Foundation. The National Ataxia Foundation's website says, "The goal of IAAD is for every individual to participate in some activity, creating awareness about ataxia. You could share something you know about ataxia with one other person who has never heard of it, educate a group of people by speaking at a school or civic group, contact the media, or raise financial support. International Ataxia Awareness Day has grown over the years, and more ideas keep coming in."

Until I personally met someone with Ataxia, I had never heard of it. Of course, we've all known about muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. These disorders get a lot of funding and research, yet ataxia research is neglected and left far behind. However, the disorder is just as serious. So that is why it is important for people to be made aware of this brain disease of the cerebellum.

So, on September 25 the Detroit Area Ataxia Support Group will be meeting at Tri-Centennial State Park for the second annual event. There will be a raffle, a walk around the park, face painting and a picnic.
How can you help?

  1. Make a donation
  2. Walk with the support group ($15.00 registration fee)
  3. Tell a friend about this organization
  4. Solicit a company as a sponsor
  5. Become a member of the National Ataxia Foundation.
I have made up some inspirational and motivational posters to sell at the event and 1/2 of the proceeds from the sale of the posters will go to benefit the National Ataxia Foundation.

If you would like more information, please contact Tanya Tunstull at

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Back to school sale.

To get my poster/print business off to a start, I'm having a "back to school" sale on my website. My posters and prints, which I normally sell on etsy and the site for $9.99 are now on sale for $3.50 ($5.00 for personalized).
I have been working diligently on my garritygraphics website and now have over 100 posters to chose from and I will continue to add more posters in the coming weeks.

These prints are motivational and inspirational and are perfect for a classroom, office, dorm room, child care center, or any wall or cubicle that needs a positive expression. Shipping is $3.00 for up to three posters; $4.90 for up to ten posters.

I will be on vacation from August 9 through the 13, so I will be unable to ship anything till the 14th, but please feel free to check out the posters and email me if you see anything you'd like to order. I have a shopping cart for your convenience.

Thanks and enjoy the rest of your summer.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Summer's in full swing!

Another beautiful evening.

It's always fun to get away, get inspired and get refreshed. That's what I did last week for 4 days. I went up to my friend's cabin to relax and do art. The cabin is on Diamond Lake and during the week it is quiet and void of people.

It was rare to see a boat go by or to even hear a car door slam. It's not that I dislike people, but the peace, quiet and tranquility were exactly what I needed. There is something so beautiful about the cry of a loon off in the distance or the sound of water lapping against the wooden pilings.

There were three of us at the cabin and when we weren't swimming or painting, we were eating or lounging. It was a great get away!

I enhanced this picture in photoshop. I was going for a retro look. I like it!

These are oils. I left them there to dry because I'm not finished with them. I'll be going
back after labor day to do more art!

I'm getting ready to have another give away. It will be a Halloween clay baby. So check back soon for that announcement.

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