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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tea By The Sea

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea.  Today I have something special to share with you regarding one of my paintings and how it is being used to help raise money for UK families living with cancer.   Bentley, my Studio Assistant , is waiting at our garden gate to welcome you.

Recently I received an e-mail from Cathy Jenkins of  Sail4Cancer, a UK charity that  raises money through sailing and related activities which they spend on offering respite breaks to UK families living with cancer.  They have a long waiting list of families desperate for some quality time together, escaping hospital and treatment schedules for a while.

 Sail4cancer has an annual fundraiser called Tea By The Sea, where sailing clubs around the country hold a tea party during  the summer months to raise funds for cancer. The clubs are sent a  packet advising them  what to do, how to help, etc. and a story posted on their website http://www.sail4cancer.org/
.  Cathy advised each year they try to have an" iconic image" to illustrate the packet  and website. She came across one of my paintings with a tea set on my blog and felt it would be perfect to use on their 2012 packet and posters  for the clubs and asked my permission to use it.  I was honored and deeply touched ,especially since I am a cancer survivor, to give permission to us one of my paintings as one of my goals is to use my art to help raise money for cancer related causes.

I suggested that Cathy view some of the paintings on my website http://www.thepaintedgarden.net/ and gave her permission to use the painting of her choice.

Here are a few of the paintings that she had to choose from:

Which painting do you think Cathy picked for the 2012 packet and poster?
By the way the painting with the yellow umbrella is titled "Tea By The Sea".

I was so impressed with Sail4Cancer and their "Tea By The Sea" program that I want to have a little tea party this summer with my friends and family to help raise money for the families.  You can  read about their program by going to their website http://www.sail4cancer.org/  and clicking on Tea By The Sea.

Thank you Sail4Cancer for helping so many families. "Let each of you look not only to his own interest, but also to the interests of others."  Philippians 2:4

Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those who follow my blog.  Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings, Erin


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful cause and of course your art is superb! ♥♥♥ Happy Spring! ♥♥♥

The Woodbury's said...

How great it must be to have such a wonderful talent that you can use to help others! I love reading your blog (adore Bentley!) and seeing your artwork always makes me smile. I am glad that you now have another outlet to share some cheer, and a purpose, with others. Congratulations!

Connie said...

What an honor! I am so happy for you. Because you choose to let your light shine, the Lord has blessed your talent in such an incredible way to help others. I love the verse you quoted from Philippians. Congratulations, your blogging friend, Connie

Vicki Boster said...

Erin- I am so proud of your accomplishment and kindness in helping this wonderful charity. They could not have chosen a more talented artist or a more perfect painting. I love the way they used the painting in their brochure.

Your idea to have your own party is a wonderful one-- it will be great fun and will be such a worthwhile event.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful post--