August 18, 2008

SC in the Community

One of our Studio Calico customers works for a non-profit organization called VSA . VSA arts of Kentucky provides arts education and inclusion programs for children and adults with disabilities throughout the state and offers an under-served population equal opportunity to explore the arts in a way that is fully accessible. Their office is located directly beneath Studio Calico and the employees there are such nice, genuine people. A while back, they sent us some information about an art show to benefit their organization. So, I stepped outside my comfort zone and completed a 12x12" canvas.
As you can see, the theme is Love Around the World. In my canvas, I wrote "love" in different languages, then added glossy accents to the top. I used a bunch of leftovers from the Studio Calico VIA AIRMAIL kit plus the Patterna stamp set by Fontwerks. I really like how it turned out, but I'm really nervous about it being displayed. It will be shown at the Bowling Green International Festival which always draws a big crowd. I know I've been pubbed before, but I never see anyone look or talk about my work. This is a bit different.....

Hope this inspires you to be creative especially when it's for a good cause.

19 comments:

walesk said...

you shouldn't be nervous at all, the art is fantastic! I really love it :)

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

I love your piece April. For years I worked at a school for developmentally disabled adults. We did the Very Special Arts Festival every year, I do believe it still is an annual event. My question for you is do they do art groups for the people they serve? If so do they collect materials? I certainly would love to reach out a hand with some art materials if that is the case.

Sharie said...

So very cool that you shared your art for a good cause. I think it's really wonderful!

Ally said...

April, this piece is gorgeous! I won't be surprised if you are asked how much it is to purchase!

Kirsty said...

That looks beautiful!

Kelly said...

Would a good thing to do. Amazing canvas April!

Secret said...

awesome April! I beautiful work of art for an amazing cause!

rmeyfe said...

Congratulations!!! That is wonderful!!

Kimber-Leigh said...

it's beautiful april! thanks for sharing it with us!

Donna Brisbois said...

This is gorgeous....no need to be nervous about it at all. Thanks for sharing.

Caroline said...

ooooh AWESOME!!

HannaL said...

April that piece is amazing!!! it really inspires me to try and create something.

karen m. (akaliz) said...

this is beautiful!!! it will truly be a unique piece at the show i bet...all eyes on you! not to make you nervous or anything...

Sharon said...

This is beautiful, April!

Miss Anne said...

Nervous? Pfft! I love, Love, LOVE this piece! Excellent work!

kilismom said...

oh my!!! This is such an inspiratinal piece....you should be very proud of yourself!!! I know we all are. :) Sooo glad you submitted this...esp for a great cause. :)

mom2ee said...

its a wonderful piece...i would love to see it in person
judi

Anna Sigga said...

Your piece is fantastic!!!

Red_Inc. said...

Your art is amazing!! It really inspires me to use some of my supplies in a differnt way.
I hope that you'll share the reaction to your art piece with us after the event!