This morning I went for a long walk to clear my head and prepare myself for the week ahead. The past two weeks have been spent organizing the Angels for Brianna Fundraising Auction. Since Brianna has left us, Sylvia, Kitty and I have been organizing this event. It has been very therapeutic, uplifting and touching in so many ways. Good things to help the heartache. All types of artists have come out of the woodwork to donate a piece of themselves...an angel in Brianna's memory. The process has been big. We had the vision of 20-25 artists jumping on board. We didn't realize the impact Brianna had made in our art community...we knew the impact she had made on us so looking back...we shouldn't have been surprised. So many people have been following Brianna's story thru her mom's blog. In the end, 70+ artists have rallied together to use this venue to help. These amazing women are making a difference.
The funds raised will go towards paying medical expenses, funeral expenses, a permanent memorial in Brianna's honor and a contribution to the National Art Honor Society.
Here are a couple of pictures of my angel. I truly enjoyed making her. I added some pink to her as that was one of Brianna's favorite colors. The bodice of her dress was made from vintage Millinery flowers. I cut the flowers into pieces and then laid the petals against her body. She has a gorgeous rhinestone earring along her chest. Her wings are made from old flowers and silver Dresden. The best part of her and I didn't get it in the picture, of course, is that her skirt is made from an old handkerchief and there is a gorgeous "B" embroidered on it. It's on the lower edge of the skirt. The embroidery is the same color of the handkerchief.
Please stop by and visit the auction. The artwork is INCREDIBLE and there are a vast array of styles and types of work. There are some beautiful collage pieces, angel dolls, paintings and more. The creativity and talent you will see will knock your socks off!
The Auction runs from Sunday, July 8 at 10am thru Saturday, July 14 at 6:30pm PST. All bidding is done thru the auction site, via email. Thank you!!