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".
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