This round was "Being Charitable". We were supposed to choose our favorite charity and do a doll photo about it. I just about sat out on this round. Things were so busy, and I had so many commitments...I just wasn't sure I could put one more thing into my week. But, being the competitive perfectionist that I am, I couldn't stand the thought of NOT participating when I'd taken part in the other two rounds. ;) So on Tuesday, when I had about a half an hour time slot between activities, I got everything together and headed outside for my photo shoot. Unfortunately for me, there were huge wind gusts going on, so I had to stop every few minutes to pick up my knocked over dolls and props! :} At one point (after some grumbling and then some prayer on my part), there was a short break in the gale force winds (at least they would be gale force to a doll!). ;) I took about 10 pictures right in a row, as fast as I could! Because it was overcast outside, I couldn't really see what I'd ended up with on my camera, but I decided that I'd just make one of them work!! (If I spent any longer on it, I would be late for Middle Gal's follow-up appendectomy appointment!)
Here's what I ended up with:
(You can click on the picture to make it larger.)
I chose American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life" as my charity. While I haven't personally been involved in Relay, I have several family members who have been. I also have lost family members to cancer, and have one uncle who is a cancer survivor, so Relay for Life seemed like an appropriate choice.
I was a bit embarrassed by my extremely wordy caption to go with my photo (you can see it on The Doll Wardrobe's blog, photo #33...I'll provide a link below). Nora had said that we needed to explain a bit about our charity. Well, you know me..."a bit" always turns into "a LOT" with me. :} I think my caption is the longest one this time!!
Oh, and I loved my mom's photo idea for this round, too! She did "Locks of Love" as her charity (her photo is #41). Apparently, her idea was a good one, because 3 other people chose the same charity!
Anyway, as I said before, there were many wonderful entries for this round. You can see all of them HERE, so head on over and vote for your favorites! :) And good job to all of the entrants! :)