I am SO honoured to be part of Jessica Sporn's A Call to Art Auction in honor of the Nigerian girls who were kidnapped. The proceeds to this auction go to Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education. The topic or this horrific event has arisen in our home many, MANY times over the last month since it happened. My teenage daughters and I often discuss the right of education and freedom for everyone and to be honest with you as I type this blog post I find it extremely difficult to choke back the tears. This is 2013 and what a beautiful planet we have. We have all worked so hard to be on this planet, if only we could all enjoy the blessings of it… equally.
The piece that I created is called A Daughter of God. It is a mixed media canvas that was made using Dylusion Ink Sprays from Ranger Ink , ICE Resin Iced Enamels, dries flowers, bee wax and a lot of heart.
As I wrote the words on the canvas I couldn’t help but tear up as I thought about the daughters that have been taken and then my mind thought about my own sweet girls. As a mother my heart has broken. I can’t even imagine.
The online auction began May 15th at 7AM EDT and ends May 17th at 3PM EDT. I hope you will join me the other amazing artists Jessica Sporn, Linda Kittmer, Marjie Kemper, Judy Shea, Glenda Hoagland, Astrid Mclean, Nat Kalbach, MaryBeth Shaw, Lisa Pace, and many others. You can read more about this HERE. And if you would like to bid on my piece you can HERE.
Jessica Sporn http://jessicasporn.blogspot.com
Linda Kittmer http://lindakittmer.blogspot.ca
Ronda Palazzari http://rondapalazzari.typepad.com
Marjie Kemper http://www.marjiekemper.com
Judy Shea http://thekeytomyart.wordpress.com
Glenda Hoagland http://pilgrimsthoughts.blogspot.com
Astrid Maclean http://astridsartisticefforts.blogspot.com
Lisa Pace http://lisapace.com
Jackie Neal http://creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com
Claudine Criner http://claudinesartcorner.blogspot.com
France Papillon http://www.france-papillon.com
Kristin Van Valkenburgh http://TwinkleTwinkleLikeAStar.blogspot.com
Marcia Beckett http://marciabeckett.blogspot.com
Ruth Levy http://lerusho.wordpress.com/
Sally Lynn MacDonald http://www.SallyLynnMacDonald.com
Renee Zarate http://renee-boltonhouse.blogspot.com
Natasha May http://natashamay.blogspot.com/
Carmen Whitehead http://www.serendipitystudiobycw.blogspot.com/
Seth Apter http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/
Marybeth Shaw http://mbshaw.blogspot.com/
Amy Ingardia-Walker http://creativelyquirkyathome.blogspot.com/
Kelly Warren http://happyshackdesigns.blogspot.com
Julie Bernier http://juliebernierphotography.zenfolio.com/
Adrienne Hoban http://www.allure-decor.com/
Krista van Tol http://craftylittlepigtails.blogspot.com
Cheryl Grigsby http://cherylspaperartz.blogspot.com
Jill Meyer www.jillmeyer.com
Lisa Flaherty http://mypeaceofpaper.blogspot.com
Kerry C. Mitchell http://kerrycmitchell.com
Barbara Lanza www.barbaralanza.com
Jamie Dougherty www.jamiedoughertydesigns.com
Nancy Baumiller http://crowabout.blogspot.com
Valerie Roussel https://www.facebook.com/CreativeLaureline
Susan K. Weckesser http://mysweetearth.blogspot.ca/ <------------ME
Thank-you from the bottom of my heart!!!! And a BIG thank-you to Jessica Sporn for putting this together! Together we really can make a difference in this world…we really can, even if at the moment it seems impossible!