2 October 2008

No artist but...

I do have to confess that I quite enjoyed the process of making this canvas. A few weeks ago Kathryn let us know of a project the South Australian cancer foundation were doing to raise money for cancer research. For those interested they sent out a 30cm by 40cm canvas to decorate as we wanted with the notion of breast cancer in mind, whether a message, something feminine or just to celebrate the colour pink. There were five of us from our little crafty group who joined in. we later found that only 26 canvases were submitted state wide which makes it a little scary as they are to be displayed in the Adelaide arcade. I was really hoping mine would be lost amongst the hordes. The canvases are then be auctioned off to raise money for the foundation. I loved that all of us did something so completely different with lots of lovely mixed media collage with fabric, wire, beads, metal and paint. Sharon, Me(with my uncompleted canvas) Kathryn, Sandie and Christina I titled my canvas ALWAYS, the journaling on it reads, any woman, any age, be aware, ALWAYS. I am hoping to get the message across to younger women by representing someone young, that cancer does not discriminate and can hit any woman at any age, any race, any walk of life and that one of the best ways to fight this is to always be aware. Aware of any changes in your body and have all the recommended health checks, not just self examination for breast cancer but medical checks for all women's cancers.
I'd like to send a thanks out to Mary from the scrapbookestablishment,who after finding out what they were for, sent me out extra flowers express post when I had run out and had only a couple of days to finish.
Used lots(obviously) of green Tara flowers, Heidi Swapp mask( wonder if she thought it would be used in this way when she designed them,lol)making memories rubons, kaiser paints and bling and lots of paper mache. The flowers and beads on the bra are hand stitched but when it came time to add the rest to the canvas I gave up and glued, time was against me, I had left my start till late and my fingers were truthfully getting a little sore, tough stuff to stitch through. It's not going to win any prizes but as I said before I enjoyed doing it and it is for a very worthy cause.
If you happen to be in Adelaide over the next few weeks the display will start next Wednesday the 8th and run for a round a fortnight. Hopefully next year the word will be out and there will be a lot more people participating.







5 comments:

coco said...

Oh Suze, she is beautiful much like yourself. The finished result was so worth waiting for. Just think how many people will see her and be able to appreciate the very poignant message you have inspired.I just can't believe how blown away I was. Don't you dare say you are no artist, you wouldn't let m away with that. You are an artist inyour heart and soul and embrace that my darling friend. You are fantasticxxx Coco

Donna Maria said...

It looks fantastic Susy....not an artist my foot!!! What a wonderful thing you are all doing. Really truly beautiful...
Xx

Little Miss Lucy said...

Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! they all look great Sue and what a great cause they will help. I love all the little flowers on yours...love it!
I will try post a blog and upload some photos of my recent layouts today :). How was Port Fairy?
talk soon
Lucy xxxx

Mardi said...

This is amazing!!!...what a beautiful piece of art..totally stunning!
What a wonderful exhibition this will be...raising more awareness...and showing the true oz spirit... I can see this being embraced by scrapbookers in years to come...
Thanks for sharing and making me aware....I will try to get there to view it if I can....Ill see what the next two weeks holds...
Mardi x

Ros said...

WOW! This is awesome! Did you use a real bra on it or paper mache etc?