Friday, October 12, 2007

Hats

Weekly Creative Prompt: IMT
Hats

This week, let’s put on our creative caps and be inspired by Hats. Make a hat, alter a hat, draw a hat, paint a hat, or whatever else your creative genius may conjure up.

For 5 years I was the chairwomen for a charity auction for Gilda's Club in Rochester, New York.
I gathered artists and non-artist (or those who thought they were not artist, only to find out how much their creativity was cherished by others!!) together to donate hats they had made or purchased and embellished to raise money for our local chapter to keep the FREE classes going for those living with cancer, survivors and family members. Then the hats were auctioned off at a breakfast fashion show where the models are all dealing with cancer in some stage. Although I no longer chair this event, it is one that I donate to every year. As an artist this is just such a wonderful way to support my community.
So here we are in October and it is Breast Cancer Awareness month...So for all the survivors, for all those living with cancer and for all those who gave a good fight and for all the families and friends...MY HAT IS OFF TO YOU!
May we see a cure in our grand children's life time.
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

23 comments:

Spontanity said...

MY HAT IS OFF TO YOU TOO!!
VERY NICE.

frickelfee said...

Stunning...beautiful...lovely!!!!

Laura B said...

This is a beautiful painting, but it says more to now knowing your inspiration and connection to the humble hat.
Can I add a link to your blog on mine please?

Kelly said...

lovely art and wonderful tribute!

Krissie said...

have to agree - hats off to anyone vaguely touched by cnacer..my mum died of it this year and its a very thing to get over. Cancer is a very unforgiving disease.

lee said...

Oh my gosh I love it, and your words are wonderful and so very right on.

Dani D said...

beautiful

Laura B said...

Thank you I have added artfully yours!

Cheryl Finley: said...

Such beautiful art, and heartful giving to a great cause. My hat's off to you Pattie! And..great minds think alike, I titled my entry "Hats Off" before I read any of IMT entries...I love it! And..I love that our artful, creative spirit makes a difference in so many ways.

Kimberley McGill said...

Lovely art and an artist with a heart full of love. Your work is beautiful and meaningful!

Landi said...

This is really beautiful.

gaby said...

Lovely work!

gaby said...

I'm here again to say I love all your work!

Deb G said...

A very special hat...and a very special soul shines through everything you do too!

DEW said...

Fabulous painting! As always - joyous and fun! Wonderful dialog - and I'll pray for that cure in OUR life time! I'm greedy ;)

H. Buchholz said...

This is great!
... watercolor? Acrylic?

Gabe said...

The hat drive is such a great idea. Quite an inspiration to come from Hats.

Laura Scarlett said...

Lovely post and great little painting.

Paula Scott said...

What a great message to send off with such a wonderful image. I do hope we all live to see a cure for breast cancer, but in the meantime we need to remember to take the control that we do have:
www.pmondoy.blogspot.com/2006/08/what-is-this.html

Cheryl said...

A lovely painting by a wonderful artist with a beautiful heart! Love ya, Patti!

Julia said...

Patti I really love that painting !! The colors and shapes !!

http://thatcharlottekemsley.wordpress.com said...

Love this - bright and inspiring:-) Love the story behind it too - definitely hats off!

Pilar said...

This is a perfect example of how Art Heals! Thank you for sharing your story and how you art has poured your love into helping the community. Very inspiring!