Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Artful Bra Project...

Well, it's done. I'm delivering it to the Susan G Komen office today and it will be on display at the downtown Boise store by this afternoon. It's called "Bulletproof". The bullet was given to me by Sgt. Patrick Calley of the Ada County Sheriffs Office. Sgt. Calley is special to me - he was just a young boy at the time, but his father was the FBI Agent who lived and breathed the search for Claude Dallas after he killed dad. I will always have a special place in my heart for his entire family. The bullet was actually fired at a range so that it looks like it hit the bra but wasn't able to penetrate and it's right where my tumor was so it actually means something to me.




The bras will be on display throughout downtown until the end of October and will then be sold at auction. I plan on making a trip downtown in the next week or so and will take pictures of the other bras on display and post them for you to see. I'm anxious to see what other women came up with!



I guess all in all, I'm pretty happy with it. But then again, I've been working on it and looking at it for so long that I'm also kind of sick of it! I am, however, looking forward to doing another one next year!

I took a couple of cute pictures of the squirrel last night that I just had to share. She's gettin' so darned cute!


16 comments:

Dee said...

The bra is beautiful---you had a great idea and carried it out very well. I love it----and it does mean something. Did you mention that on a card that goes with it?
Good job !!!!!!!
And yes, Girl Squirrel is so cute. And GROWING !

kate said...

That turned out so great!! Good job, sis. It must feel really good to have participated in something so meaningful.

tallulah said...

Love the bra! Terrific job! I think Elle's is going to turn out great too.

I just love that squirrel. She is the cutest thing ever!

Kiki said...

The bra is gorgeous - where downtown is it going to be hanging out? Oh and the squirrel baby is just too cute for words. YOU ARE THE BOMB GIRL!!!

elle starr said...

Your bra turned out fabulous!! Where will yours be? I dropped mine off this afternoon at Barbara Barbara! I'm planning on going on a bra walk for 1st Thursday, how bout you?

JACKI said...

I love it mom!!! :o}

Jodi said...

Kiki, I dropped my off at the Komen office but they had asked me to take it to Barbara Barbara as well so I don't know if that's where it's displayed or not. I'll call them today and find out.

Elle, did you post a picture of yours? I don't know when I'll go down but I'm definately going to go down and take some pictures. I saw a few at the Komen office and there's some good ones! Are you going to do one next year?

Mine is very "plain" compared to the others I saw, but if I had made it more artsy, I'm afraid it would have lost some of it's meaning to me.

Thanks Jack!

jaci said...

I love the bra! Sometimes simple is so much better than going overboard, and the whole theme is well-designed. Awesome job!

I love that squirrel!

boisecommaidaho said...

Hi Jodi I saw your bra last night and loved it! There were some really creative bras out there. Maybe I'll do one next year.

Jodi said...

So Boise did you go down for the First Thursday walk? How long did it take you to do it? I can't wait to go down and see them all, people can be so creative! I hope you do it next year, it was really fun!

boisecommaidaho said...

Jodi, I didn't make the whole circuit but I started at City Hall looped by Bandanna, then by the Flying M, the store where we saw yours which I can't remember the name, Barbara Barbara then some jewelry shop. That took about 1.5 hrs and I bailed. But today I saw a few more along Main street at Hannah's. I think there were 41 shops? Anyway, I really liked yours and the one at Barbara Barbara was great....I'm thinking it was Elle's? Don't remember seeing a name. Anyway, so fun.

Jodi said...

Yea, I really want to see them all, but I imagine it would take HOURS! I think I'll try to make it down some afternoon when it might be warm!

elle said...

Jodi, your bra is WONDERFUL, especially with the meaning behind it! It is perfect in every single way. I didn't even take a photo of mine...not sure why...but was planning on taking a picture of it when it was displayed at Barbara Barbara. Is that where yours ended up as well? I haven't been downtown yet.

Jodi said...

Thanks Elle! I haven't been downtown yet either. I think mine is at Belle Boutique - I don't even know where that is! I wish they had a site with pictures, descriptions, and names of the artists because I doubt I'll make it see them all. But I'll definately make it to the store where yours is so that I can see it!

Kristin said...

Jodi, Your bra is in the store that is right across the street from Barbara Barbara.

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