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From Jane Powell of Random Arts in Saluda, NC...
This project began with a call for artists and when all was said and done, over 70 responses came in to Random Arts and our"premade" envelopes went out to each one. In that envelope was a single die cut bird image and a single die cut, handmade paper red heart. Each participant had complete liberty to use these two items (or not) to create a 5" x 7" journal page that we would eventually bind into a book and auction it on eBay for a good cause. Well, the good
cause came to us through one of our teachers, Louise Mc Clure of Saluda. She suggested that we consider Arts For Life North Carolina as our "good cause".
Arts For Life is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives and healthcare experiences of children and adolescents battling cancer and other serious illnesses. Arts For Life helps children all day everyday in four cities across North Carolina. AFL’s staff members and volunteers teach the arts to patients for over 300 hours each week. We work with more than 2,500 patients annually. Our visual art, creative writing, and music programs decrease patient stress and anxiety, keep patients active and engaged, and help families cope with the realities of illness.
That was enough for us to proceed with the focus of our efforts for this fund raiser. For those of you who do not know, our last book with 72 contributors sold for $500, and the entire amount went to the Saluda, North Carolina Senior Center.
Now the time has come for each of us who participated in creating this book to have the opportunity to bid on this "one of a kind" artist collaborative. In this case, our "book" is now a 2 volume set due to the size of the pages and the amount of contributors. That means you are not only bidding on ONE book but TWO!!! So, it's 2 for the price of 1!!! Please bid with both your "art" heart and your "compassionate" heart for the kids.
Pages from our books have been viewed by many, on our blog starting last October, and running through the end of last year. This year we added to the excitement by creating a "traveling" exhibit by taking 3 gigantic board walls from the shop to Inspired Artist Retreat in Concord, NC. Talk about excitement! Over 300 attendees applauded our efforts and took notes, pictures and asked a multitude of questions on various techniques on each of the pages. It was fun for all of us to show off your work to all in attendance there in Concord.
Thank you all so much for bidding.
my contribution below...
"create authentic vision" - 2009, 7' X 5.5' acrylic, paper, banana leaves, on watercolor paper
Random Arts in Saluda, NC is sponsoring a Collaborative Journal called "Sweet Tweets." This is my contribution...
close-up of face