We are so grateful to those of you who have registered for Great Escape this year and in past years too. As those of you who have attended GE in the past know, the auction is not only a fun activity but a way for us to support our GSEM camps. In August, I start thinking about what I will donate to the auction. Handmade items are greatly prized - last year I managed to win this beautiful landscape by "Pancho" which is the 'artist's name' of our own wonderful workshop presenter, Helen Garcia. (It's straight on the wall, my photography is crooked!) A storm is brewing over the desert, I imagine, and soon all the cactus will bloom with the fresh rain. (Kind of like my lawn these days.)
Here are the auction guidelines. Items should be hand crafted or exciting assemblages of useful, fun or beautiful themed 'baskets' with a value of at least $25.00. If you are coming with a friend, you might consider assembling a spectacular basket together - I once contributed a complete picnic set for two to which my dear friend Julie added a couple of bottles of wine and some other comestibles - et voila! A great shower or engagement gift was born.