I have mentioned in my blog before on how I have long wanted to volunteer for our church, even when I first arrived here in the U.S. more than 7 years ago. In fact, I even signed up for mailing-letters but never gotten around to doing it because I didn’t know how to drive then and thought half a mile from the nearest train station was too far (this was before I’ve gotten into running).
When I did learn how to drive, I was already busy with a job. Then came Evan. I needn’t say more.
But now I am not working and there’s big load of difference between tending to an infant and almost 5 year old. Still I was reluctant to join the church choir because of practice sessions on Wednesday nights and before church.
However I found the solution by volunteering my skills as a graphic designer to our Church’s annual big fundraiser night (dinner/dance/music/silent auction at a historical and luxury hotel). My first project was to make ten 11″x17″ category signs for the silent auction tables. The theme was Oscars, so I used iconic movie images as an art and patterned the graphics after the red and black line art that was already used in the posters and invitation cards.
When I submitted 3 designs to the art director she thought they were beautiful but was concerned about finishing them on time with the event being on the last weekend of February. Told her I was giving myself the deadline of finishing another 5 categories by Friday which I did PLUS one. Now I am working on the last piece which should be done today and then will be ready for more assignments.
Feels great when we finally get to do what we have planned on doing. Who knows, I might even get around to singing in the choir too.