Friday, December 02, 2016

Connecting to My Core reflection

I recently attended a workshop in Chicago on Connecting to your Core and Communicating with clarity presented by Beth Inglish.  The result was that my story is to continue to create art with a purpose of giving to charitable causes.  So far I was able to participate in a fundraising event at St Thomas the Apostle Church in Naperville.  The 2 day art fair allowed me to share 20 percent of my earnings in art sales toward a Haiti mission of education.  This could not have come at a better time since the most recent hurricane damage.  My second opportunity in less than a month is this weekend's silent auction in which I have actually donated 6 pieces toward raisng funds for a local food bank.  Having worked in a senior services capacity during the last 9 years, fighting hunger and homelessness are dear to my heart. This is one of my donations to the silent auction happening tonight at If These Walls Could Talk gallery in Aurora Illinois.  Most bidding will start at $25. I hope through my efforts of creating art someone will benefit.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

My OH my, how time flies.  I cannot believe it has been two years since my last post on my Blog.
So much has happened and I never seemed to have enough time to record the art related events, successes etc.

I have finally just retired and am committed to focusing on my art making and art learning and reconnecting with my creativity.

So I will begin by saying that I really am committed to making art that can be used to support a cause that I am passionate about.  In particular, I support the  Greater Illinois Chapter of Alzheimers Association.  Every year for the last 5 years I have participated in Unforgettable ART, live paint event with 40 other artists with a live auction aat the end of 7 hours of painting.

Whenever an opportunity comes up to create art for causes such as this or food pantry fundraisers, I participate.

I continue to be a member (and Vice President) of the Midwest Collage Society and exhibit with the group whenever possible.

This piece called RADIANCE is currently on exhibit at the Wasco Nursery and Garden Center in St Charles, Illinois.