Thursday, July 14, 2005

Fiberart for a Cause Postcard: "Los Girasoles"

I thought that I would make postcard pieces to contribute to Virginia Spiegel's Fiber Art for a Cause fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. (See below for current info on the project!)

I have lost persons who were close to me to the disease, yet I also have friends and family who are survivors. They inspire me.

When I was little I grew sunflowers in my grandparents' backyard. My granddad thought it was pretty odd, but helped me maintain them. In a way, it was odd, those sunflowers growing in an urban backyard in that really rough neighborhood. Yet they made me very happy, watching them grow strong and tall.

In a way they just seemed right for this piece...

Fiber Art for a Cause is now an international fundraising effort for the American Cancer Society through the donation and sale of fiber art postcards. It has raised over $33,000 in less than a year! Karey Bresenham, FFAC's honorary chair and Dir. of the Int'l Quilt Festival is donating space again for FFAC to sell postcards at IQF Chicago.

To participate, purchase cards, or contribute, please click on the link above!!


Karoda said...

Elle, my daughter is growing sunflowers in a pot on our balcony. She is very dedicated to it...a green thumb like her dad, not like me at all...i can kill a plant just by looking at it :/

jenclair said...

Very nice! I love sunflowers and have several growing in the garden--about 10 ft. tall--monsters.

You are right: the cheerful determination of sunflowers are perfect for this purpose.