Thursday, February 26, 2009
Beading For A Cure - It's auction time!
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. There was a very special woman by the name of Layne that lost her battle to the disease several years ago, I never had the pleasure of knowing her, but several of the wonderful ladies over at All About Beads did know Layne and have an annual fund raising event in her honor.
You can learn more about the entire event and view a gallery of items that will be up for auction this year as well as years past. See the button on the right side of my blog toward the top - Layne's Legacy - Beading For A Cure. Click on that button and you will be taken to the website or click HERE (if you want to get right to bidding) to be taken directly to the EBay auction page. Remember - auctions will begin this Sunday, March 1.
Last year, which is the second year in which I participated, I beaded up a doll for the auction. All participants are provided with an identical kit of beads and from that kit magic springs forth in the various beady creations. It is a wonderful way to not only help out with a nice donation, but to own a beautiful piece of beaded art as well. The auctions will run through the end of April and will showcase 9 stunning new items each Sunday - that's over 70 items people! Seventy incredible creations all up for grabs. Mark your calendars and be prepared to break open those piggy banks.
My doll will be up in the first round of items beginning on March 1. If you're interested in seeing photos of her before the auction and learning about how she was created - I have linked those related posts HERE.
Recently I received my kit for the 2010 auctions and have been busily working away on that project. There were 80 kits mailed out this year - and the colors/beads are amazing! I will post photos of my progress once I know all kits have been received - I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise for anyone else that doesn't know yet what is in the kit this year!
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman