By now, most of you know about the Nigerian schoolgirls who were kiddnapped by a terrorist group a month ago today. A fabulous artist, Jessica Sporn, has put together an Art Auction, the proceeds of which will go to GirlsRising.com. Many talented artists have donated pieces up for auction.
Participating artists include:
Jessica Sporn http://jessicasporn.blogspot.com
Linda Kittmer http://lindakittmer.blogspot.ca
Ronda Palazzari http://rondapalazzari.typepad.com
Marjie Kemper http://www.marjiekemper.com
Judy Shea http://thekeytomyart.wordpress.com
Glenda Hoagland http://pilgrimsthoughts.blogspot.com
Astrid Maclean http://astridsartisticefforts.blogspot.com
Lisa Pace http://lisapace.com
Jackie Neal http://creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com
Claudine Criner http://claudinesartcorner.blogspot.com
France Papillon http://www.france-papillon.com
Kristin Van Valkenburgh http://TwinkleTwinkleLikeAStar.blogspot.com
Marcia Beckett http://marciabeckett.blogspot.com
Ruth Levy http://lerusho.wordpress.com/
Sally Lynn MacDonald http://www.SallyLynnMacDonald.com
Renee Zarate http://renee-boltonhouse.blogspot.com
Natasha May http://natashamay.blogspot.com/
Carmen Whitehead http://www.serendipitystudiobycw.blogspot.com/
Seth Apter http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/
Marybeth Shaw http://mbshaw.blogspot.com/
Amy Ingardia-Walker http://creativelyquirkyathome.blogspot.com/
Kelly Warren http://happyshackdesigns.blogspot.com
Julie Bernier http://juliebernierphotography.zenfolio.com/
Adrienne Hoban http://www.allure-decor.com/
Krista van Tol http://craftylittlepigtails.blogspot.com
Cheryl Grigsby http://cherylspaperartz.blogspot.com
Jill Meyer www.jillmeyer.com
Lisa Flaherty http://mypeaceofpaper.blogspot.com
Kerry C. Mitchell http://kerrycmitchell.com
Lizabeth Harrington http://www.craicarts.blogspot.com; www.facebook.com/craicarts.com
Barbara Lanza www.barbaralanza.com
Jamie Dougherty www.jamiedoughertydesigns.com
By no means an exhaustive list. Most artists (including me!) are offering FREE SHIPPING around the world. And the artwork is incredible! I can now include myself on the list. I made a mixed media tag that more or less came out how I wanted. It’s the first tag I’ve ever done, so be gentle 🙂
B! (brave, proud, strong)
I’m also entering my tag into the Tags Challenge over on the Stampotique blog. As I said, this is my first tag, and though I don’t own any Stampotique stamps (hope to correct that soon :P), I did use Tattered Angels clear acrylic stamps with paint . I took a tag that had been schmeared with stray paint (that happened to be purple and white). However, I decided to take a piece of patterned paper from the DCWV Once Upon A Time collection and use that as a base. I then used my HS Honeycomb and Stars, Hearts, & Dots stencils with white, red, and teal paint. I also used one of the clear pattern stamps with orange paint (like mini chicken wire). After that, I gave it a few spritzes with my Tattered Angels spray in Black and used the cap to stamp some circles randomly.
I wanted to use a large chipboard “B”, but I didn’t have one, so I layered an “I” over and “8” and grabbed an exclamation point from the same chipboard sheet. I covered the pieces in green paint, then used the large clear crackle stamp with lighter green paint to give more depth to the pieces. Once dry, outlined the pieces with gesso and bordered them in black pen.
For the mini tags, I took tag stickers and adhered them to various patterned papers. After cutting them out, I used a white pen with the two stencils from before and the clear script stamp with purple paint to add texture to the tag. I used my black and white pens for the words and border on each mini tag. Before I adhered them, I drew two big chevrons (the bottom of one you can see peeking out of the side of the top mini tag). I finger painted with red, orange, and white paint around the edges of the main tag and mini tags, and did some white outlining around my “stamped” circles. I finished the tag off with a layer of mod podge to seal it all together. I also finger painted the string tie to match the tag, and tied a knot so it can be hung, if desired.
So thank you for looking and please visit this link to view and bid on items: http://www.32auctions.com/bringbackourgirls. As mentioned before, all proceeds go to GirlsRising.com. For more information and to find out how you can help, please visit http://girlrising.com/nigeria-action/, and https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls.