For years, I have resisted donating my art for fund-raising auctions. Mostly because I think it devalues my art. And, the organizations say "it''s great exposure" but I have not found that to be true.
However, good friend of mine Judith Cassel-Mamet encouraged me to change my mind. At least for this particular organization.
Artma is a non-profit that raises money for children with brain cancer. They believe in the healing power of art. And so do I.
Here's the piece I am donating to their semi-annual fund-raising event. Hope to see you there!
My niece just graduated with an advanced degree in Public Health. I'm so proud of her.
So I wanted to send her something meaningful to celebrate her accomplishment. I knew she could always use some cash (who couldn't?) but I decided to send her a piece of my art instead.
This is a difficult thing to do! What if she doesn't like it? (after all, art is so personal!) What if she doesn't want to hurt my feelings and is stuck with something she has to lug around until I'm gone and she can finally put it in the dumpster. What if she likes it and her friend/husband/partner hates it.
Regardless of all these miss-givings, I mailed this piece to her today. Now I hold my breath.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a fiber artist and love color and texture!