Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Art Now For Autism

I'm a firm believer that whatever your gift, it is enriched when you give some of it away to help other people. I was glad to have found an opportunity to contribute to an autism event - http://www.artnowforautism.com/

I don't know anyone who hasn't either had a family member or friend affected by autism...it is a mystery and a challenge to those who know it first hand.

When I reflected on what I know about it and how I see the children I know affected by it, the word "Flourish" popped into my mind..."to sustain strong steady growth". The ones I know have come so far, and my hope for them is that they continue to grow. My hope for the ones I don't know is the same, and that someday the mystery will unravel and we will all understand.


This is my contribution to Art Now...it is titled "Flourish"


Commercial batiks, hand dyed fabric, Etal, Extravorganza, metallic sheer fabric, Lumiere paint, variegated thread...and it really has straight sides...my photography is off!
















7 comments:

pcoxdesign said...

This is wonderful and such a good cause!

Jenny Williams said...

What a beautiful piece, Karen. I understand what it means to "gift back" - I enjoy doing it, also. Whoever receives this will be blessed, for sure.

Nane said...

Great Idea, I know it feels good to create something for a cause. Let us know when its posted on the on-line exhibit!

kimzquilts said...

Beautiful! Your use of color is electrifying and modern shapes are brilliant!

Salem Stitcher said...

Like I said the other night, this piece is gorgeous. I am amazed at how your artful mind works!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's mesmerizing, it's hard to tear my eyes away. You've created a masterpiece, I hope it raises a ton of $. The craftsmanship is exquisite.

Claudine said...

Karen! The art quilt arrived yesterday. It is gorgeous! I just love it! Thank you for supporting Art Now for Autism! We appreciate it!
- Claudine Intner, Art Now for Autism