"I don't need your help now.
You will let me down down down
Keep quiet no longer,
We'll sing through the day,
Of the lives that we've lost,
And the lives we've reclaimed."
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There are a few things I forgot to share with you. Silly me.
First - Here's the news article thanking all of the people who donated cards for the Love Yourself For Art Contest. It also features all of the cards that were donated. You should check them out. <3[link]
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I heard back from the Harmless non-profit. A bit back they were collecting work to put together a book called "In Our Own Words". (News article found here: [link]
) I sent in Lace as a submission and it was accepted. So I'm really excited about that.
Lace will be published in a book!
Baby steps, right? The book will be available to people in the UK, as Harmless is a non-profit over there, but I'm still not sure when or if it will be available to other countries.
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For my ATC friends I have a few fun things to share -
1. Some of you participated or are participating in the First International Exhibition of Contemporary Collage - Cut & Paste... where you mail in postcard art. (Might as well share that link as well, [link]
Well, I stumbled across something of similar interest:
"The International Art Therapy Organization and the Art Therapy Alliance are sponsoring a global interactive event called "Art Peace Sustainability." Everyone is invited to submit postcard-sized format [5 x 8 inch] works reflecting these concepts for this event. You also can make "response art" inspired by the following questions:
Does art therapy impact peace and sustainability on the planet?
How do art, peace, and sustainability intersect?
Does the creative process of art making resolve conflicts?
Does art therapy build and sustain community?
Is art therapy a "green" practice?"
Found here: [link]
And 2. ARTOMAT! Have you heard of it? Basically they are changing old cigarette vending machines into ART VENDING MACHINES! Brilliant!
Here's the site: [link]
You can send in art the requirements are there. It's pretty interesting stuff. I'd like to give it a shot when I have the time.
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I'm participating in the 365 project - where you take a picture a day. I'm calling mine "365 days of Eden" (Ha... just realized that's a complete 500 days of Summer rip off, oh well.) Anyway, all of the photos will be of my daughter. It's really a great excuse for me to mess around with the settings on my amazing camera that I've never played with in all the years I've had it.
I'm going to spare the DA world my photos. But I'll be sharing them on Facebook here: [link]
(let me know you're from DA if you add me. <3)
And on Flickr here: [link]
No photos up yet. But soon I hope. I can't seem to get them off my camera at the moment.
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And lastly, I'm working on the 24 hours of awareness project, but I'm doing it a bit differently.
The idea of the project is to spend an hour for 24 days raising awareness for 24 different causes.
I can't do a page in an hour. And I don't think I can manage a spread a day. So instead I'm doing an altered book and I'll do a spread a week. Instead of supporting causes - I think I'm going to pick a non-profit a week. And read up on them. Spread their name around. And then put the art up. In hopes that others will check them out too.
I definitely have to take the time to learn about each cause, because how can you possibly do art/raise awareness about something you know nothing about. So I'm giving myself a week each until I fill the book.
I'm looking for non-profit suggestions, if you'd like to share any. Here's my list:
1. Invisible Children
2. Art is the Cure
4. Heart Support
5. Falling Whistles
6. TOM's shoes
7. I heart Evelyn
8. Dove's Love Your Body Campaign
9. Faceless International