"We began with a vision and a goal to give back to something greater. After a successful first year, we're back again with a new collection of intriguing designs. You never know what might inspire the artist when she gets to painting for the holidays. Get lost in the mix of color this Christmas and find joy!"
HOW DID YOU COME TO CREATE KAY WALKER ORIGINALS?
Kay: Adelle talked me into it. She is my biggest fan. She felt strongly about taking my painting further.
Adelle: Mom painting for Christmas makes us all so happy. And I made sure we saved our original paintings from the start, knowing they'd be meant for more.
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO YOUR DECISION TO GIVE BACK TO ALS ONE?
Kay: The desire to give to ALS ONE is the reason we created Kay Walker Originals, as a fundraiser for our friend and founder of ALS ONE, Kevin Gosnell who was amused by my painting and encouraged me to take it further. So it just seemed like a natural fit.
Adelle: When ALS One was created, it was a no brainer. I'm all about giving back.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR YOUR SECOND YEAR OF FUNDRAISING?
Kay: We will raise as much money as we can and have fun!! On Christmas morning last year, our family was very grateful for what we accomplished together, giving to such a needed cause in honor of his memory.
Adelle: To have fun, do the best we can to extend our reach and create more awareness for ALS ONE.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NEW DESIGN FOR 2017?
Kay: Well they are all my favorites, but I think the most intriguing thing we accomplished this year is the Heaven’s Angels pattern. We took the ALS Angel art and turned it into a paisley print. I love how it came together. The colors are rich and creamy. And the gift wrap turned out so fabulous. Adelle also found a site that has made us cashmere/silk scarves.
Adelle: I love this years' color pallet. Not to mention the new designs with embroidered trim from the stockings.