Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fund Raising at its Best

Today is the first day you can preview the wonderful donated art work for the fundraiser known as Collage Mania. The proceeds of this fundraiser go to the American Cancer Society. I can't believe all the gorgeous work many generous artists have made for this event.

This is my second year to donate an art work and the photo below shows the piece that I made for this year's fundraiser. You can see all the beautiful art here. And this page tells you how the fundraising event works.

It's pretty rare these days that a person hasn't been affected in some way from cancer. Whether it is/was you, a relative, a friend, or casual acquaintance, you can help by considering the purchase of a piece of art and the money you pay goes directly to the American Cancer Society for all their wonderful and ongoing efforts.

And in other news....I completely forgot to boast about my fantastic news that I got recently. I submitted an art quilt entry to a juried show and found out I was accepted. YAY! The show is Focus on Fiber II - Small Art Quilt Open, a national juried small format art quilt exhibition held on these dates: May 16-July 4, 2009. Here is the web site if you would like further information.

I am unable to share my quilt with you at this time, although I didn't find any language in my paperwork that stated I couldn't post a photo of the quilt. Perhaps I missed it or they didn't say, but I'm not taking any chances. I will say this, my quilt is small. I'm sure you've got a great image in your mind now right?? LOL! I will definitely share the quilt with you here when I get it back after the show, some time in July.

The next photo shows what I've been painting on the last couple of days. Frames! Over the course of the past year or more, I've purchased some art prints by artists I admire. I really want to get these prints framed and up for display. So this is my start.

Here is a photo of my studio today. I've been working on my Twelve by Twelve quilt that is due on June 1. I have conveniently blurred it out (it's sitting under the needle of the sewing machine), so that you cannot see it yet.

And just look at how my little sproutlings are doing! I've actually got two trays of sprouts going and today I had to put some artificial lighting on them as we are having a very gloomy, rainy day.