To raise money for the Starbucks Cup Fund, I participated in an art show. The concept of the series was inspired by the fascinating human tendency to personify and anthropomorphize inanimate objects and my wish that I was better at keeping real plants alive. This project was a venture outside my comfort zone, but turned out to be extremely rewarding. I sold out of my first ten paintings within two hours. I created another set and sold those, as well as took on commissions for additional funds raised.