Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I spoke of revealing my intentions for this year so ....here I go. I'll try and make it as short as I can....lol. I was inspired by my daughter, Alex, when years ago she started giving her Spring break up to go to Mexico and New Orleans to build houses for those in need. She also gave up many Thursday nights to help feed the hungry. She will be going to Mexico again this year on another mission trip. Anyway....this made me feel that I wasn't doing my part. I also wanted to give back.
set of three cards donated to the James Cancer Hospital
I decided to start a small company to sell my artwork and have a good part of my intake go back to a worthy cause. I kicked it off this past fall with 500 packages of three cards donation to the *Up on the Roof* gala event for the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Cancer is a cause that is dear to my heart so it felt good to start with that and it was warmly received.
This is my logo above that I'm very proud of. Sisters of the Sun™ means a lot to me. The *sisters* part started out because I was painting so many women and I felt a kinship with sisterhood but it has become so much more. I want to paint works that convey hope, faith and belief. The sun to me represents happiness, light, energy, life and spirituality. The rising sun is a symbol of hope. The heart...lol....well...I think you probably have seen so many of these in my paintings that you all get this but in my sun it means warmth, love, compassion and a spirit of giving.
I will be starting an Etsy shop soon to make available a limited selection of cards, prints and maybe some originals but my bigger goal is to work with a cause that fills my heart with joy.
fill your heart with art