Supported: an uplifting story
I am excited to share my latest article in Quilting Arts Magazine. This is a great issue about artist giving back. I submitted the art quilt of the bra and the words supported back in the spring. Earlier in the year I had donated a wooden art piece using this image to a Cloth Paper Scissors auction designed to raise money for breast cancer research. As it happens the editor of Quilting Arts magazine bought that piece. She told me later that she had intended to give it to a friend with breast cancer but then soon after found out she herself had breast cancer. She found this image to be a powerful reminder that she was not alone in her struggle. I was gratified hear this story and humbled to know that I could help comfort through my art in some small way. I love the bra image and decided to play around with it and the “supported” message in fabric. This exploration lead to the magazine article I am sharing with you today. The editor (cancer free now!), of QA had the idea of offering a the bra image as a stencil to the public as a fund raiser for breast cancer research. I collaborated with Stencil Girl, a fabulous art stencil company, to make the mass-produced stencil of the bra image. The stencil is available for puchase, all the proceeds go to breast cancer research. I hope you will consider buying a stencil and find new ways to use it and support those in need in your world through art. Purchase Supported stencil here.
This project has shown me that casting artful seeds throughout your life can lead to an unexpected harvest. Live and love artfully you never know where it might take you. xxo Lisa
This issue of Quilting Arts Magazine is on newsstands today or you can pick up one up in actual or digital form here. If you buy an issue via my link I get 10% of the purchase price!