Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Inspiration - The Painted Bra Project

Dee Konig, Butterfly Hope.  In memory of her sister Sonya.

 October brings many different breast cancer awareness and fundraising events, with one of my favorites being The Painted Bra Project!  Huntsville, Alabama artist Anna Braden started an online gallery and auction of painted art bras to raise funds for the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund.  This year, hundreds of entries from around the world have been received and will be up for auction beginning next Friday, October 14.  See the information on bidding here.

Susan Redmon Goodman (9 yr. survivor), Everything's Coming Up Roses.

You can view these "brasterpieces" at the Painted
 Bra Project Facebook page here (album 1) and here (album 2).  Or if you're in the Huntsville, Alabama area, you can view many of the pieces at Lowe Mill Arts on Friday, October 21st from 6:30 - 9:30 pm.

I love this project!  I've always been fascinated with art bras and will get one made one of these days.  And the project is such an uplifting (no pun intended!) way to bring awareness and research funding to this disease that has touched nearly everyone.  My mother-in-law succumbed almost 12 years ago and my own mother has survived going on 20 years after she went through it.  These wonderful art bras are for remembrance, celebration, and the fight we all are part of.

Patricia Elridge, The Girls Just Want to Go to the Beach.

If the Project continues next year, I will definitely find the time to contribute!

Happy Creating!  Deborah

1 comment:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [07 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria