Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Feathers and Remembrance



I've decided to get involved in two projects this Fall that both involve a little art. The first one is THE MAGIC FEATHER PROJECT. The Magic Feather Project is a collective stitching project focused on creative sharing and giving. Jude Hill of spirit cloth, is hosting this project. I will stitch a feather on a piece of cloth and send it to Jude. Once she receives 1000 stitched feathers, she is going to sew the cloths together and donate one large or several small blankets to a charity that is associated with children. She will be posting the feathers on her blog as she receives them. For more information on this project, click on the feather on my sidebar. I thank my friend Constanza, of por amor al arte, for posting about this project on her blog and getting me interested in the project.



The second project is THE ART OF REMEMBERING. It centers around November 1st, All Souls Day (the Day of the Dead). It will be an honoring of loved ones now gone and a deep joy filled awareness to live life fully straight from the heart. We will share photographs, art, tutorials, dia de los muertos inspired art, and anything to fan the flames of enthusiasm for this soulful celebration. This project is being hosted by Stephanie Hilvitz of Mango Studio and Rebecca Brooks of Recuerda mi corazon. For more information, click on the dia de bloglandia heart on my sidebar. I thank my friend Pam, of Yoborobo, for posting about this project on her blog. I love what Pam had to say about it. "El Dia de Los Muertos gives us a chance to join together in our remembrances of loved ones and, at the same time, to celebrate life. Perhaps, at this special time, the veil between our worlds is lifted, and our souls visit." I plan to make a piece of art in remembrance of my brother, Patrick. I would love to think that our souls will visit on November 1st.

6 comments:

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Both projects look neat, especially the Day of the Dead!

So glad you weren't bothered by Irene!

yoborobo said...

Audrey, that feather project sounds lovely. Can you imagine how excited a kid would be to get something like that? :) And I am SO glad you are doing a piece to honor Patrick. I know he is smiling. xox! Pam

Jan said...

These both are worthwhile projects, Audrey. I know you will put a lot of heart into both of them.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Sounds fab Audrey, looking forward to your creative juices here. xox Corrine

PeregrineBlue said...

can' wait to see what you come up with for the magic feather project. jude is quite a fabric artist and she is a great inspiration to me all the time

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