Monday, July 16, 2007

My Website......Coming Soon!


I am so excited to announce the opening of my new website in the coming weeks. After using a temp site for years the time has come for a full fledged website and I am so excited.

I commissioned a wonderful graphics artist, Eleasa of Designs by Eleasa, and I could not be more proud of the outcome. She did a beautiful job.

So in between moving and remodeling, I'll be getting my website ready to debut. I'm a nut....I know! But it's been a long time coming and I am thrilled.

I'm working on some new original designs that will be exclusive to the website and available for the debut. I hope you will join me in this new endeavour and tell me what you think.....

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Angels for Brianna Auction Update

The Angels for Brianna Auction is going well. I wanted to update everyone on it's progress so far. Please note all the kinks have been worked out and the site is fully operational. A new email address had been created to handle the vast emails : AngelsForBrianna@gmail.com .

If you haven't already participated in this auction, please consider doing so. I can't imagine anything worse than the loss of a child. This family has had to deal with so much and now on top of everything are the mounting medical bills. In just 8 short months Brianna's medical bills have totalled aprroximately $3 million dollars. Insurance only covered $2 million. Over $1 million dollars in medical bills...please do what you can to support this family! The auction ends on Saturday, 6:30 PST. At the end of the auction we will post final bids and leave them there.

Here are some exciting statistics:

Funds raised total: $ 11,164.00
including donations of $2,670

Stats are:
3334 unique visitors
7800 hits from all over the world.

Keep up the great work & help us spread the word!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Moving In.....


I promise to be back to blogging and creating very soon. We have been in our new home for just over a week now and we're slowly but surely getting settled in. I have a few posts to get caught up on and I'll do that really soon.
In the meantime, I'll be busy scrubbing floors (there's just something about other peoples' "dirt" that really throws me for a loop), hanging blinds, putting up pantry shelves, painting....you name it. And the best part is moving into my new studio space.....a whole room INSIDE the actual house ALL to myself!! I can hardly believe it. I'd love to show you some before and after pics of my new studio so stay tuned!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Angels for Brianna Benefit Auction ~ http://www.angelsforbrianna.blogspot.com/

Artists from several facets of the art community have come together to donate angel themed artwork that will be auctioned off as part of a silent auction starting on Sunday July 8th and ending on Saturday July 14th. This auction is being held to honor the memory of a lovely girl named Brianna, whose life was cut short from a disease called MDS. Brianna was diagnosed with MDS in October of 2006, and fought the battle of her life for 8 short months. Unfortunately she lost the battle on June 15th 2007, but her spirit lives on, and she is a reminder to us all to cherish each day that life brings, and to love those closest to us with all of our hearts.

Iva Wilcox, Brianna’s mom, is a talented part of the art community, and this is how we’ve all come to know and love Brianna….through Iva’s beautiful stories and photographs of her daughter. The money collected from the auction will be used to help cover the funeral and medical expenses incurred by the family, and to fund a wonderful program that Brianna started at her high school called the National Art Honor Society. This group, whose primary focus is to promote artists and their work at the high school level, was something that Brianna was passionate about, and she had so many plans for the group that she wasn’t able to put in place due to her illness. Our hope is that the proceeds will help get the group off to a wonderful start this fall, and that she will be an inspiration to other young artists to pursue their talent, and realize their dreams.

I am proud to help promote and support this fabulous event, and I hope you will join us in bidding on an angel or two of your choice, and bidding high to help raise some much needed money for this family, and to honor Brianna’s memory. All of the angel artwork you’ll see is completely handmade by each artist, signed and dated, and will come with a special tag as a reminder of this event. We were moved by Brianna’s story, and all of us felt compelled to do something to help her family in their time of need, in a way that Brianna would have loved. This is why the auction was formed, and we want her memory to live on, as she does now with the angels above.

Thank you!

Please visit http://www.angelsforbrianna.blogspot.com/ to view these wonderful auction items and support this extremely worthy cause!

To read more about Brianna please visit;
http://iva-and-family.blogspot.com/
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