Tuesday, October 21, 2008
SHRINE~A Heart felt donation
At ArtUnraveled this past summer I had the honor of meeting a most intriguing kindred spirit. We had actually exchanged email prior to the event and anticipated our eventual meeting. Her name is Rebecca Brooks and she is quite a character in the best sense of the word! I believe from the rumors I heard that she was quite a hit and no doubt has a student fan club! She has been teaching stained glass for 25 years and taught a soldering de-mystified class and a mosaic class at the event. Not your ordinary stuff. Really awesome art!
After coming home from the retreat I noticed an email from Rebecca with a request for those of us on the ArtUnraveled yahoo group to open their hearts and talents and donate a shrine for auction. All the proceeds will go to the Soroptimist programs and the Street children of Oaxoca Mexico. I am happy to be a part of this wonderful event and invite you to show your support by clicking here: corazon. There you will find the specifics on the virtual auction which should be soon. There are several artists participating all showcasing their individual talents.
My shrine was just shipped off today and should arrive in Az. sometime this week. Its a a shrine dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, bringer of good fortune,beauty,abundance,harmony and wealth. It's SUPER shiney, with an Indian themed mosaic archway boasting several colors of glitter that I meticulously painted and glued. I proceeded to embellish it with sequins, rhinestones, pipe cleaners, rick rack and all kinds of miniature items including faux money. If you like it, bid! Click the photos above for a better look. Check Rebeccas site often as I am sure there will be loads more to see as the event nears!