Thursday, May 21, 2009

KinderKids Paint Bowls

We painted bowls with the KinderKids from the Boys & Girls Club today. They had a wonderful time...we painted lots of bowls, and it's for such a great cause! Be sure to come see us at the Boys & Girls Club Car Show on June 6th....and while you are there, buy a bowl!

Thank you to Stephen Rosales and the rest of the crew from the guys are great!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

In the News

Thank you to both the Peninsula Daily News and the Sequim Gazette for stories about this great community project to support the Sequim Food Bank! Please contact Heather at the Blooming Brush to come down and create a bowl! Here's the link to the latest story about Peninsula Empty Bowls Project. Thank you Ashely Miller for meeting with us and sharing our cause.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

How it all began

In 1990, a high school art teacher in Michigan helped his students find a creative way to raise funds to support a food drive. What evolved was a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited to keep their bowls as a reminder that someone else’s bowl is always empty and that communities of people can work together to fill them. Since then, Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world, and millions of dollars have been raised to combat hunger.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May 2 Event

Join us on Saturday, May 2 in downtown Sequim to learn more about our project to feed the hungry with art. You can buy a bowl or find out how you can be part of the Peninsula Emtpy Bowl Project on Washington Street during the Merchant Street Fair at the Irrigation Festival. Please come down and discover how you can express yourself with support.

Read about our plans in a story in the Peninsula Daily News by Diane Urbani de la Paz! Thank you Diane for spreading the word about this great project!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Peninsula Empty Bowls Project was started by a group of concerned artists as a way to fight hunger and raise awareness of the issue of hunger in communities on the Olympic Peninsula. Food banks, soup kitchens and other community help agencies have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people they serve. Food banks, stretched to the limit, are seeing more young families with children. It is our hope that this year’s Empty Bowls Project will be the first of what will become a yearly event to raise money to fight hunger. All proceeds from this year’s Peninsula Empty Bowls Project events will go to the Sequim Food Bank.

Watch for community bowl making and glazing events to be announced soon, and throughout the coming year.

For more information about the Peninsula Empty Bowls Project contact Heather Boyd at The Blooming Brush at 360.681.2319 or