ART FOR A CURE
Welcome dear readers. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax while I share inspirations for my art with you. Today is extra special in my garden. We are celebrating the month of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the the 4th year anniversary of my blog AND that I am now a very lucky TEN year survivor of breast cancer . Make yourself comfortable and I will tell you about my celebration give away. It is a little different from most of my giveaways as I am asking YOU for your input on something !!!! I made apple spice cake and hot apple cider for you.
Bentley, my Studio Assistant, has learned if he sits very still that he will get a little bite.
Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer? I encourage you to get your annual check ups as my breast cancer was found at my annual check up and mammogram and I feel so lucky that it was caught early. Now on to a little inspiration and the celebration giveaway and how you can enter.
A fifty dollar VISA gift card and 3 of my original hand painted 3x3 canvases with various pink flowers and blank cards with envelopes - kind of like a : "message /gift in an envelope".
The photo below shows the back of the canvas on the left that can be written or stamped on with a little message- get well - birthday - friendship, etc. I call them "message /gift in an envelope" - as the mini painting is a little gift and can also be used as a card.
ART FOR A CURE :
Now - in order to enter to win I am asking YOU to help me with some advise. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I had so many questions and fears and a friend suggested that I go to the Susan Komen website at ww5komen.org- they had a local chapter in my county with testimonials from women in my area who had gone through the same thing that I was going through. One lady worked in the building next to mine and she talked about working the whole time she was going through chemo and radiation. I was so inspired by her that I ended up working for most of the time I was going through treatment - it was not easy, but I had a roll model. I made a commitment to use my art to help raise money to find a cure for breast cancer, and have been looking for a new way to raise money using my art to donate to the Susan Komen Foundation. In the past I have donated a certain percentage from sales of my art at the gallery or paintings to use as prizes or silent auction items. I am looking for something small and manageable that I can donate 100% of the sale to the Susan Komen Foundation and came up with the idea of selling the mini 3x3 canvases with a blank card and envelope - kind of like a "message /gift in an envelope " at my next art show or in my ETSY shop. The mini 3x3 canvas can be a gift as well as a card - kind of a two for one thingy.
To enter my giveaway - simply leave me a comment - one way or another -as to what you think about the idea of a "message/gift in an envelope" ? I hope that I explained my idea well enough for you to understand - if you don't get it - I understand and just leave a comment that it was confusing. Any comment will qualify for the drawing to win my giveaway that will be announced on Friday October 19th. Sorry - anonymous comments will not quality . If you are a follower of my blog your name will be put in the hat twice. Thank you for your input and participation in my quest to use my ART FOR A CURE.
Thank you for visiting. I 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
GIVEAWAY WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OCTOBER 19TH.
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace. patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness." Galatians 5:22