Friday, April 30, 2010

"Getting By" A donation for Breast Cancer fundraiser

It is done.  Totally changed her hair and made her look almost like a mom from the fifties or sixties.  But really she represents all those who have suffered the pain, and anguish of breast cancer with quiet dignity.  To all of you...you are angels here on earth and I truly hope that all of your real friends are there for you...now and always.  Michelle...the title is Getting By.  I am a huge Beatles fan and hence the lyrics.  Actually...I have not heard this song in ages and then about 3 weeks ago, it was on the radio.  That was the inspiration for this work. The nuts and bolts of the work include acrylics, neocolors II, found papers, confetti, and oil pastels on an 8 by 10 inch canvas board. 

Next up, I have to reprint the labels/ tags for my gallery show, want to start  masonite board abstract, develop the first few exercises for my art journal class, develop a class called collage crate, and develop a class for earth day of next year (more to come later and will give proper credit again for the idea).
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4 comments:

Undaunted said...

Oh, I love it! And I love that little extra touch of the birds holding out pink ribbons in their beaks! Brought a tear to my eye! (I know, I'm a daft old bat sometimes!)

Michelle Nowland said...

You have outdone yourself again, Kathy! I love how she transformed and she looks like some friends of mine, so I can totally relate. :)
I can't thank you enough for giving a bit of yourself through art each year to help us Pink Ribbon Angels make a difference for women all over the country. You are a very special woman and please know you have always made a difference in my life!

Miriam said...

Hi I'm just stopping by from Kelly Rae's Flying Lessons class. Looking forward to getting started!

take care,

Miriam xoxo
(Australia)
Blog - http://miriamkaye.typepad.com

Lorrie Everitt said...

Beautiful! Love this image and the saying. I just donated a collage for a benefit a few weeks ago for one of my dad's art teachers (he has brain cancer) ... I had brain surgery almost 1 year ago and gave one of my pieces to be included in the fundraiser when my dad was visiting. I wish that I had of thought to take a picture of the collage before I gave it away ... oh well - at least I remembered to sign it! I think that art has a healing powers ... for the artist who makes it and for the person who enjoys seeing it everyday.
Looking forward to getting to know you through "flying lessons" ... and all of the other Renaissance women.