I have been absent from the blogosphere for some time. In all honesty, I had/have been struggling about the benefits of blogging. Let's face it. It takes time, energy and effort. Many people seem to want sound bites such Face Book. Although many friends assure me that blogging has not gone by the wayside and that they do read blogs - I was questioning it all. One of my friends even asked if I will ever blog again. So, the answer is yes! I do have some other things to share soon, but this is my biggest news right now and so I want to share the information first
I first met Virginia Spiegel quite a few years ago in Houston when she hosted her very successful "Fiber Arts For A Cause Postcard Fund Raiser". Aside from being a world renowned artist, Virginia has been an energetic fund raiser for The American Cancer Society for many years. To date, she has raised more than $240,000.00 through Fiber Arts For A Cause!
Virginia attracts the very best works and so, when she contacted me awhile ago about being one of "The 100" for this years fund raiser I was a bit shocked and quite delighted!
I am, therefore, honored to be an invited artist for "The 100". The event will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The goal for this fiber fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is to raise $10,000 in one day.
How could this happen?
All the details are here: http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/FFACThe100Fundraiser.html
Would you like to be a part of this amazing fund raising event? The recipients of these exclusive fiber art works will be part of a very select group. The invited artists are from the creme de la creme of fiber artists.
One hundred patrons will be randomly assigned artwork from this extraordinary line-up of international fiber artists. As I mentioned, Fiberart For A Cause has already raised $240,000 through the generosity of both fiber artists and patrons. I am quite certain that this event will, indeed, meet its goal of raising another $10,000.00 in just one day through the generous donations of people like you my friends.
Not all of us have the funds to be able to donate what we would like to, but every bit helps. Even if you are not able to manage this particular event, please have a look at Virginia's site for more information about Fiber Arts For A Cause and Virginia's fund raising efforts. I do not know of many people who have not, in one way or another, been touched by this awful dis-ease. Every bit helps fund research efforts. We really do need to find cures and funding research is the only way to accomplish that.
Thank you for supporting Fiberart For A Cause.
When generous fiber artists and patrons join together, wonderful things happen!
Many years ago Virginia Speigel and I had a fiber art exhibit together. I knew that she had started Fiber Art for a Cause, but didn't realize how much money she had raised to date. Amazing! About blogging--I read blogs and often try to stop and comment. I have a blog and try to post regularly but it is very disappointing as I get very few comments anymore. I agree with you that it seems just easier to hit the "like" button on FB than to leave a message on a blog. it's too bad.ReplyDelete
How absolutely fabulous for you Marie! of course Virginia wanted you along!! Best wishes!ReplyDelete
and please, yes, keep blogging!
Congrats to you for being selected into the one hundred. i know your work to be very fine and am proud to say i have two years of art trades of yours in my collections that shine. i too love the blog form as it allows me to ponder and turn around in my mind a topic that might be of interest to some other than my pondering self. And share photos and process sometimes. years ago i read a call for postcard art and sent some off to Virginia along with a note and some dollars to return them if they were not purchased. she graciously wrote back there were sold so i had some cash to donate as well as my joy of making.ReplyDelete