Category Archives: The Pink Artist Project

every little thing

it all began with Julie’s monoprinting workshop lesson

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using Alicia’s Altered Bits image in the upper left hand corner

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I doodled (purple Sharpie and White Signo Gel Pen) and stamped and even got to use some of our “found” paper Carmen … Love those holey strips

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I had a piece of purple plastic netting that slipped over the page perfectly …  may still tuck something under it on the bottom of the right hand page

I am submitting this for the Mixed Media Monday “pink” challenge in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month

there is still time to join in Monica Magness’ amazing Pink Artist fund raiser here

have I mentioned there are fantastic prizes … be sure and check out the prize wheel!

Pink Saturday: Vigna Caracalla

on a recent visit to the beautiful and awe inspiring National Cathedral in Washington DC

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we spotted a vine outside the Herb Cottage Gift Shop,

across from the Bishop’s Garden

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even in the steady rain it begged for a closer look

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we had to juggle the umbrella to keep the camera lens from getting wet

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getting close was a great idea because not only is this Snail Vine (Vigna Caracalla) gorgeous to look at … but it is oh SO very fragrant as well … another name for it is Corkscrew Vine

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~*Happy Pink Saturday*~

Visit Beverly for lots of Pink Saturday links

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I would also like to bring your attention to

Monica Magness’ amazing Pink Artist Project … this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month … read all about it here

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there is still time to make a donation to benefit breast cancer research along with a chance to win a piece of artwork (61 different wonderful prizes)

take care of the girls …. get checked

The Pink Artist Drawing 2009: Prize Wheel

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

there is still time … you have until 15 October to visit Monica Magness at The Pink Artist Drawing to make a contribution to help fund cancer research

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for every ten dollars you donate your name will be entered in the drawing TWICE

first prize is a fabulous Pink Artist Quilt

there are wonderful items from 60 different artists … you can see the prizes here on the prize wheel (my contribution is # 19)

* The Pink Artists Drawing 2009: Prize Wheel *

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the ever talented and energetic Monica of  Girl Gone Thread Wild has been busy doing what she does SO well with more wonderful Pink Artist doings in the works

To help raise contributions for Susan G. Komen for the Cure there will be a very special auction of a block art quilt (you must see the blocks!).  Various artists have offered pieces of their artwork as prizes to help raise more donations for the cause.

I am happy to say one of my Artist Trading Blocks is included in the Prize Wheel.    There are some fabulous creations there for you to feast your eyes on!  You can click on the button on my sidebar also for the details, it’s easy peasy.

help spread the word for this worthy cause, there are lots of ways to help and you never have to leave your chair

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My thanks again to sweet Estivalia in Chile for helping me spread the word by making the button on my sidebar work!  She keeps coming to my rescue and I SO appreciate her taking the time to help me.

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the talented and lovely Janny from The Netherlands presented me with a sweet award

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be sure and visit  her Tricolore Mixed Media blog to enjoy her brilliant creativity

2 October….on this day…..PEACE and think Pink

On this day, fifty years ago my baby sister Joie was born.  What a happy and special time.  She is celebrating in London this week, that lucky duck!   Happy Happy Birthday Liebes Schwesterlein! ooxoxoo

Also on this day in 1869 the internationally esteemed peacemaker and Indian philosopher Mahatma Karamchand Ghandi was born. He is often quoted and dearly beloved all over the globe; a true model of peace.

On a recent trip to San Francisco we came upon this statue of him standing near the Ferry Building *click for a closer view*

Back in March, I used this quote in my altered book on India with my tribute to Bapu“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

Please take a minute when you can to click on the Peace globe gallery button on my sidebar, just under The Pink Artist button.  This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month something else that could use your attention.  The October 15 deadline is fast approaching, find out more at marvelous Monica’s Girl Gone Thread Wild here.

To find out more about the awesome Peace project, a vision made reality by the amazing Mimi Lenox, you can click on The Peace Globe button on the sidebar or the highlighted words underlined in this paragraph.  Check it out, do your part to help spread Peace on the planet.  Something extra special will be happening in blogland on 6 November 2008 = “Dona Nobis Pacem” (Latin for “Grant Us Peace”)

For all the dets, go here.  Bring PEACE with you wherever you go.  I saw a bumper sticker today, it read:  “Anything war can do Peace can do better”

 

”I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world” ~ Sadako Sasaki

A special thank you goes out to Estivalia in Chile for helping me get the Peace Globe Button on my sidebar.  I could not have done it without you E! ooxoo

Join the migration…

There are hardly ever TV commercials that I can say I enjoy! In fact, I am usually quite good at tuning them out. Just recently I am very taken with a new, to me, Reebok commercial. Give a click if you haven’t seen it. I Love that these sporty guys are all marching to Vashti Bunyan sweetly singing. I find it especially refreshing in a time when almost every other commercial is pushing pharmaceuticals; most with a list of grizzly side effects and then there are the mean spirited oneup commercials which I don’t like at all… This one is actually fun to watch and listen to….GO Reebok!

Here are the some of the lyrics from Vashti Bunyan’s, Train Song:

Traveling north, traveling north to find you
Train wheels beating, the wind in my eyes
Don’t even know what I’ll see when I find you
Call out your name love, don’t be surprised

It’s so many miles and so long since I’ve met you
Don’t even know what I’ll find when I get to you
But suddenly now, I know where I belong
It’s many hundred miles and it won’t be long

OK, another good thing I would like to bring to your attention is from something I posted on 10 July.

The Pink Artist Community Art Doll Project was a group of 180 artists that came together to make 2×2 inch works of art that where stitched together building a magical creation, our lady Love Squared; 182 artists total completed her.

The doll represents courage & strength, love and LIFE. Each square is a testament of faith and a commitment towards helping to find a cure for breast cancer.
The doll has been sent in for a photo shoot with Art Doll Quarterly magazine and will be featured in their Autumn issue, available on news stands August 1, 2008.
This date is also the start of an art drawing and a chance for you to put your name in to win this magnificent doll among many other fabulous art prize donations.
The Pink Artist Drawing is August 1 – October 15, 2008. Visit the talented and amazing Monica Magness at Girl Gone Thread Wild for more details and find out how YOU can join in the fun for a very worthy cause, not to mention the chance to win some wonderful prizes!!! You’ll see a button on my sidebar whenever you’d like to visit that site.

The Pink Artist Drawing: August 1 – October 15, 2008

The Pink Artist Community Art Doll Project was a group of 180 artists that came together to make 2×2 inch works of art that where stitched together building a magical creation, our lady Love Squared; 182 artists total completed her.

The doll represents courage & strength, love and LIFE. Each square is a testament of faith and a commitment towards helping to find a cure for breast cancer.
The doll has been sent in for a photo shoot with Art Doll Quarterly magazine and will be featured in their Autumn issue, available on news stands August 1, 2008.
This date is also the start of an art drawing and a chance for you to put your name in to win this magnificent doll among many other fabulous art prize donations.
The Pink Artist Drawing is August 1 – October 15, 2008.

HOW TO GIVE: Donations will be accepted following the dolls debut in Art Doll Quarterly magazine (Aug. 1) up until October 15, which is the OFFICIAL day of the drawing. The month of October is as you know Breast Cancer Awareness month. Together we’ll make this a fun & rewarding way to HELP others.
Donations are being accepted.

Money Orders should be made out to Susan G. Komen and mailed to Monica Magness PO Box 2206 Madison, AL 35758 where your name will be entered into the drawing & donations will be collected and sent in to our charity on Oct. 22nd
Sorry, no personal checks. Cash sent at your own risk. Or you can paypal your donation to MLMagness@aol.com with the subject header: THE PINK ARTIST DRAWING and your name will go into our drawing and funds will be forwarded to our charity. Please note that paypal takes a fee to operate, be sure to take this into consideration when making your donation.
Please make sure your name and address are legible (typed is best for accuracy). Though ANY donation amount is cheerfully accepted, for every $10 donation you send in your name will be entered into our drawing twice. Be sure and check out all of the prizes!
Stop by Monica Magness’ Girl Gone Thread Wild blog for more information, to see art and to learn more. It was Monica’s dream, vision and her actually creating the doll and dressing her in 182 different artists squares that made this all a reality = pretty amazing stuff!!!

Come join the fun along with a chance to win some wonderful prizes, all for a good cause!

WS: Twinchies

Twinchies are 2-inch (5cm) squares! Belinda at Wednesday Stamper is challenging everyone to give them a try this week. And of course to use at least one rubberstamp. I had never done a ‘paper’ two inch square before.
Mine is made from a piece of cardboard from a pudding box, that I lightly sanded and stamped on.

I used four of my brand new stamps (just arrived today) from Layers of Color. They stamp beautifully!

Back in February I made four fabric 2×2” squares for the wonderful Pink Artist Project. For an update on what is happening next, visit the lovely and talented Monica.

Just yesterday, my friend, Janet and I were out junking….what a fun day!

One of the treasures we found was children’s wooden game pieces that measure exactly 2 x 2 inches. I will have plenty for future projects; just knew I “needed” them 🙂

*If you have a minute, stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win one of my metal ATCs. I am celebrating my 300th blogpost!*

Love Squared: The Reveal

The Pink Artist Doll project is SO powerful and amazing, I am almost at a loss for words. Love9

Monica at Girl Gone Thread Wild had the vision, made it all happen and has the beautiful words and photos to let you know everything about this project of hearts for an amazing cause. Be sure and visit her to find out all about it.

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Back in February, I sent in my two inch squares; guess it’s human nature to try and locate one of yours. I did spot one of my squares; white wool background with a blue foil heart that says “transformed” under golden threads.

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This project is all about the awesome power of Love…caring and sharing. It’s not about one square or just one heart…..

I dedicated my squares to my dear friend, Kathy. She has battled lung cancer and is growing stronger and stronger each day.


The Pink Artist Project

4 2×2 Squares Feb 08I am participating in The Pink Artist Project by sending in these four two by two inch squares.

I love needlework and admire the heart and vision behind this project.

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is a community of artists joining together to create one joint art doll to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
When the doll (now named “Art Squared”) is complete, it will be mailed in to Art Doll Quarterly™
before finally being auctioned off on eBay at a later date.

ALL PROCEEDS WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT CHARITY.

Spread the word!
If you are a quilter, mixed-media artist, polymer clay artist,
painter, doodler, felting guru, pastel artist, doll artist, beader, collage artist,
abstract artist,stitching queen, yarn goddess, paper artist, rubber stamper,
photographer, digital junky, rusted ART connoisseur, crayon/marker
enthusiast, journal-ER, poet… you get the idea,
YOUR participation is welcomed!

The deadline for sending in squares is 1 March 2008.

For more info visit Monica Magness at Girl Gone Thread Wild.