Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2-fer Tuesday goes PINK

Sometimes life just feels a little crazy.  At least to me it does.  I have to say that this past summer, with the death of one of my brothers, I experienced a major personal 'reset'.  The shift in perspective for me is strong and still evolving.  My priorities are different.  I am more patient with myself and my students at school. I am more calm.  I choose my battles ever more carefully these days.  Some things just don't need to be mentioned or made a big deal of.  It's easier and more natural for me to demonstrate affection and kindness.  I am more free to give with less fear and thought about running out.

Since it's October, and Women's Health/Breast Cancer Awareness month, I have decided to have a focus on PINK this month.  In terms of my art, that is!!  I have always known that October was a time for particular awareness about these health issues, but really never gave it much serious thought.  My perspective on this has shifted recently, too.  I have two people I know whose lives have been directly impacted by breast cancer.  One of these people is a very dear friend, and her younger sister is ill. 

Survivor's Heart ~ ATC doodled on PINK cardstock

If you are reading this I invite you to join me.  Make PINK art this month and please post your work here with a link to your blog, Flickr, etc. so we can all see what you have created!!  In the meantime I'm adding some links here to a few other places dedicated to this cause....
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Website

National Breast Cancer Foundation Center Inc

Boobie-Thon for Bloggers

By next Tuesday I will have some resources for you to share or donate your PINK art pieces to patients currently undergoing treatment.  So let's make some pink art that celebrates, encourages, and ****uplifts****  ;) wink wink


~*~Patty S said...

You write so beautifully about the shift that can take place after a Loved ones dies ... priorities definitely change ... Love what you created in honor of your dear friends

we are back from our trip ... but I am not really totally back in the groove

thank you for sharing and inspiring me dear Gaye!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

I can totally relate to what you are saying here about this shift.
I thank my dear art pal Patty for turning me in your direction.
Patty and I actually had a PINK art exchange a few months ago and ever since then,,,well I find myself drawn to this color. I just posted some pink "By the Sea" tags on my blog which I would gladly send along their way to brighten up the day of someone in need....please feel free to forward any addresses, etc. to me.

~*~Patty S said...

Sending you a BIG hug along with lots of good wishes dear Gaye!