Monday, August 11, 2008

Opportunity to Support Ovarian Cancer Research

Recently I was invited to participate in a fantastic opportunity to help raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. A group of like-minded artists (creative, generous, charitable!) has banded together to create little works of art, or "charms," to embellish a handmade art doll that will be auctioned off to raise funds for this charity.
The project is called "Ties That Bind." You can read their mission statement by visiting their blog.
I like this project a lot because it takes so little (time, energy, money) to participate, and it makes me feel really good knowing that a piece of my art is doing something to support cancer research. My charm, pictured above, is a rectangular resin bead donated by Natural Touch Beads and painted with Lumiere paints from the Jacquard company. I used 16ga copper wire from Thunderbird Supply to make a zigzag wire embellishment and big spiral headpin.
Other participants have contributed charms made from metal, fabric, fibers, beads, wire, lace, found objects, and more. I'm sure that your contribution would be most welcome.
If you're interested in participating in this project, please contact organizer Kris Henderson as soon as you can. She'd love to get lots of charms donated for this project, which will make the art doll much more valuable and more likely to generate funds needed for ovarian cancer research.
Kris Henderson's email:
Thanks, everybody!

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