Friday, August 14, 2009

Donations for The Art of Nursing



A friend recently asked if I would make something suitable to donate to the inaugural The Art of Nursing Exhibition.  Funds raised from the artwork created are to help the survivors of breast cancer in our area.  The art is primarily a collection of works created by nurses.  Though I am not a nurse, but working in health, I was eager to offer something in hopes of helping to raise money and supporting this event to be on Friday 21st August.

I decided firstly on a hanging fabric collage and painting in the style of DJ Pettitt as learnt from a class I took with her in March at Melbourne, Australia. This is my first attempt since then and I found it enjoyable though disappointed that the background collaged papers are wrinkled despite my attemps to flatten and so these show up on her face and neck. 

Not sure whether the painted hanging would be suitable,  I decided on doing something different with a  5 x 7 inch canvas and using pink tones.  This was also fun and quick to make.  I do hope someone likes them enough to buy them and raise money for this worthy cause. 

17 comments:

Barb said...

How-dee from Texas,
Oh, both pieces are wonderful and for a great cause.
I so admire you for being able to draw a "face," mine look like something made by a two year old!!
Thank goodness for rubber stamps :)
Happy week-end.

Gaye Todd said...

I agree with Barb.... both pieces are wonderful!! x

drmarty62 said...

beautiful Celeste. I hope you sell both because they deserve to be sold.
Martina

Debbi Baker said...

And I agree with everyone else!! Fabulous pieces.

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Celeste

Just wanted to let you know that I have awarded you a "Fab Blog" award - see here for details - http://debbibaker.blogspot.com/2009/08/monday-night-this-is-as-imaginative-as.html

No obligation - and no offense will be taken if you don't want to do anything about it!

Marlene L-T said...

Celeste, these are both so incredibly beautiful, and you are such a generous soul. Do you think I could sneek in an buy them?
Personally I think you should set up an Etsy shop. We would be knocking down your doors though.

Jacky said...

Both fantastic. Your DJ Pettit style canvas is gorgeous....I havent even done another face (must rectify that soon).

Beautiful, and what a great cause.

Jacky xox

Kasha Rolley said...

These are stunning Celeste, you are such a talented Artist.

Alexandra Knittel said...

Wonderful artworks! Have a nice time! Alexandra

Viola said...

Both pieces are fabulous!!!

Gaby Bee said...

Both pieces are simply amazing. I love your creativity.

Anneke said...

what a beautiful pieces have you made.
you are realy good in drawning.
thank you for visiting my blog.
you have gorgeous things here standing

Femmy said...

glad i found your blog, your art is just amazing!! so creative and you use fantastic colors and images!!

Alexandra Knittel said...

Fantastic pieces!

Anneke said...

these pieces are awesome
you did a great job.
the colors and design are wonderful

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

OMG Celeste
they are both gorgeous and no wonder she sold.Well done indeed woman.
hugs
Annette

Alexandra Knittel said...

Love the colors. Wonderful work!