Saturday, July 7, 2007

Pulling it all together...




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!!





9 comments:

Sylvia Anderson said...

Thank you for all of your hard work....it's been a busy week, and we have another one ahead! :) Your angel amazing...and the details are incredible! Here's to a fabulously successful auction start tomorrow!!!

Michelle Sylvia said...

Colleen,

Thank you so much for your hard work and efforts to Honor Brianna and help her family with this wonderful Auction Event.

Your angel is just beautiful! I really love that you used the Hankerchief with a B embroidered on it. How very thoughtful! I am also glad to know that Brianna Loved Pink, because something was telling me to use it in my angel as well.

I am looking forward to seeing what all the other artists created!

Many Blessings to you.
Michelle

CCs Whimsies said...

Like you Colleen, your angel is beautiful! I'm glad you liked my wings.... I think you need a big hug...so here it comes.........Love, Christy

Kitty Forseth said...

I hear Angel wings!!!!!
Let's goooooooooo to the Auction!!

xoxo Kitty

Lori said...

Colleen, your angel is just so very sweet and lovely...the details are so wonderful...she is truly a beauty...

Ulla said...

Your 'Angel' is beautiful and delightful! I am so honored to be part of this auction!

Lorraine said...

Your angel is so beautiful...thank you for doing this..

Donna O'Brien said...

Colleen- Your angel doll is perfect- and that little touch of pink for Brianna is lovely. I know how hard all of you have worked to do this in her memory.And Iva and her family are surely moved by everyone's love.
XO
D.

Lana said...

Colleen, she is beautiful... perfect.

Lana

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