Looking for products with a purpose, or the chance to create for a cause? The new page Creating for a Cause highlights a special collection of notecards, scarves, and bags featuring images from my artwork, developed to promote awareness and to raise money for organizations working against human trafficking.
(click image to view larger) The Annual Show & Sale postcard
A radiance of cardinals, by watercolor class members
(Above left) The postcard for this year’s Eastside Artists Annual Show & Sale features my cardinal painting. I sent them three to choose from, and they picked this slightly frumpy young bird with his feathers a little ruffled.
(Above right) My watercolor students got in the spirit and painted this splendid array! According to whatbird.com, a group of cardinals may be called a “radiance.”
We had a good day at Wheatsfield on Saturday! I’ve been introducing tote bags and scarves printed with my artwork, to complement the “Notecards for a cause.” Proceeds from all these items will go toward awareness of human trafficking, starting with support for Lila Mae’s House (link is to a Sioux City Journal article; note the “Ways to help” and “Signs of human trafficking” in the left-hand column).
My appreciation to Wheatsfield Co-op for providing the space; to my friend Eva for helping me unload, staff the table, and load back up again; and to everyone who stopped by! I’ll be putting more online about the scarf designs — you can see a sneak peek from the photo shoot below.
Samples of the bags, scarves, and cards
Behind the scenes with a scarf model at the photo shoot
Samples of bags, scarves, and cards for sale to benefit Lila Mae’s house
(Update: times revised) Saturday, November 10, 2018, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.:
I’ll have a table set up at Wheatsfield Co-op (413 Northwestern Ave, Ames, IA) with notecards, scarves, and bags digitally printed with images of my watercolors (photo at right).
Proceeds from these products go toward awareness of human trafficking, starting with support for Lila Mae’s House. I’ve been working with different groups to paint the pouches that bundle the notecards — see the Online Gallery page (“Notecards for a cause”) for more information.
This is during Wheatsfield’s Thanksgiving Sample Day event, so plan to stop by!
With friend and fellow painter Jeanette (left) at the Bridgewater show
I had a chance to see my stretched polyester prints in a grand space when I was one of several artists featured in a show at Grand Living at Bridgewater, in Coralville. This room is an area for performances such as speakers or musicians. It sorta blew me away as to the size of the prints; in my small apartment you don’t get the same effect as when you can stand back and see what they would look like in a larger space like a lobby.
(You can also see one of my shower curtains hanging out on the display doors behind me.)
Looking for notecards with a purpose, or the chance to create for a cause? See the Online Gallery page for information on Canticle of Creation or Abundant Homes notecards! Proceeds from the sale of these cards go toward awareness of human trafficking, starting with support for Lila Mae’s House.
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