Friday, July 6, 2007

Angels for Brianna

This is my 50th entry, and I had planned on posting about my favorite books and then offering one up as a giveaway. I have decided to reserve that idea for my 55th post so that I can let you know about a very special auction that is taking place this Sunday night. The auction start time is Sunday, July 8 at 10 am pst. The end time is Saturday, July 14 at 6:30 pm pst. You can visit the auction site here: Angels For Brianna.

Here are the details...

Angels for Brianna Benefit Auction

Artists from several facets of the art community have come together to donate angel themed artwork that will be auctioned off as part of a silent auction starting on Sunday July 8th and ending on Saturday July 14th. This auction is being held to honor the memory of a lovely girl named Brianna, whose life was cut short from a disease called MDS. Brianna was diagnosed with MDS in October of 2006, and fought the battle of her life for 8 short months. Unfortunately, Brianna lost the battle on June 15th 2007, but her spirit lives on, and she is a reminder to us all to cherish each day that life brings, and to love those closest to us with all of our hearts.

Iva Wilcox, Brianna’s mom, is a talented part of the art community, and this is how we’ve all come to know and love Brianna….through Iva’s beautiful stories and photographs of her daughter. The money collected from the auction will be used to help cover the funeral and medical expenses incurred by the family, and to fund a wonderful program that Brianna started at her high school called the National Art Honor Society. This group, whose primary focus is to promote artists and their work at the high school level, was something that Brianna was passionate about, and she had so many plans for the group that she wasn’t able to put in place due to her illness. Our hope is that the proceeds will help get the group off to a wonderful start this fall, and that she will be an inspiration to other young artists to pursue their talent, and realize their dreams.

I hope you will join us in bidding on an angel or two of your choice, and bidding high to help raise some much needed money for this family, and to honor Brianna’s memory. All of the angel artwork you’ll see is completely handmade by each artist, signed and dated, and will come with a special tag as a reminder of this event. We, as artists, were moved by Brianna’s story and all of us felt compelled to do something to help her family in their time of need, in a way that Brianna would have loved. This is why the auction was formed, and we want her memory to live on, as she does now with the angels above.
~How bidding will work
If someone is interested in bidding on an item they will email their bid with the item number in the subject line. WE WILL TRACK ALL BIDS BY ITEM NUMBER. Bids will be silent. We will not post who has the high bid or who the winner is. The bidder will know if they are the high bidder when they receive a confirmation email back.

~Forms of payment
Winning bidders will be able to pay by check, money order or paypal.

~End of auction and shipping information
When the auction ends we will be sending out emails to all the winning bidders. They will have one week to submit payment. The artist will then ship to the winning bidder directly.

To read more about Brianna please visit Iva's blog here.

For this very special event I will be auctioning off a piece created especially for the auction. Allow me to introduce you to the Peace Angel.
Peace Angel

Peace Angel is a one of a kind miniature dollhouse scale doll. She was hand-sculpted from paper clay and hand-painted with acrylic washes, then gently antiqued to give her the appearance of a vintage doll. Her skirt was crafted from paper and sugared with glass glitter for a sweet sparkle. Her halo was created from tinsel chenille stem. Peace Angels wings were cut from sheet music ( a lovely Buddy Holly song) and finished with silvery glitter. Peace Angel will arrive accompanied by a glittery paper star wand in a painted and antiqued gift box, collaged with polka dotted paper, more sheet music, and adorned with silvery letters spelling out the word "Peace".
I'd be happy to email out more pictures of this miniature doll if anyone is interested. Please let me know.
Whether or not you decide to bid on the Peace Angel, please stop by the Angel Auction and make a purchase from one of the many talented artists donating to this event.

100% of the proceeds from this auction will be given to Brianna's family.
Please pass along the info about Brianna's auction to all of your friends, family, and angel collectors that you know.


Lori said...

Jenny, would you mind very much emailing me a picture of your angel? i am sure she is wonderful but i can't see her picture on this silly laptop...thanks for your very sweet comments on my angel......xo, Lori

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Beautiful piece, beautiful reason behind it... xo-Mel

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Jenny, she is breathtaking! So beautiful, love everything about her!!


Sadie Lou said...

What a fabulous offering for such a worthy cause. Good work!

The Decorated House said...

Simply wonderful and adorable! Your angel is so sweet.

Marie said...

Hey Jenny! Just playing catch up on all I have missed while I have been away! LOVE LOVE your little Peace Angel! I was so hoping to be able to find some paper clay while I was away so that I could make myself a little garden fairy but couldn't find any, so I guess I'll just have to content myself with coming here each day to slobber over yours!!!!! (stopping to wipe my chin...)

Donna O'Brien said...

Another wonderful ceation for Brianna!!

Elaine Thomas said...

Jenny, She is adorable. I love her!! I love the box you create to accompany your sweet angel.


CCs Whimsies said...

Jenny... Your angel is ADORABLE!! Let's hope Brianna's Angels bring lots of support!!! I think it will be an amazing event.

Ragged Roses said...

The peace angel is beautiful! Thanks for telling us about the auction.
Kim x

Karin (creativechaos) said...

It's absolutely beautiful! Karin

Michelle Sylvia said...

She is so beautiful! I LOVE her skirt and the sheet music on her box makes her so classic which reminds me of Brianna. A beautiful contribution indeed!

Many Blessings,

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Hi Jenny, I think your piece is precious and how lovely of you to make it. I bet it will do really well.
Best ~ Rella (In AZ)