I am a member of ZNE - an online group of mixed media artists - as well as being on their Design Team. Within the past several months, two members have lost their young daughters, one to cancer and one to a rare disease. The group has organized an auction of donated artworks to benefit a memorial for these young women. The "Hope Sees a Star" auction will run from October 1 through 15 and you can find more information here: http://www.znestore.com/page/page/4747526.htm . Be sure to read about these precious girls and about the auction. Of course, you could also bid on any of the auction items!
I was invited to participate and have finally finished this canvas board collage to donate. This piece is 6" x 8" and includes light molding paste, acrylic paints, vintage images, specialty paper, buttons and stamped twill. It hangs with a pink velvet ribbon. I enjoyed making it, especially knowing it would help a good cause, but at the same time it was very hard to do because my expectations were high - I hope someone will want to buy it to benefit the memorial! What if no one does? But, wow - if it does sell, it will be my first "sold" artwork!