Monday, December 8, 2014

Artists Give Back Online Auction Starts Today!



Hi friends! I'm so excited to be a part of the Artists Give Back online auction, which starts today at 7am EST. 

All proceeds from this auction will be donated to http://www.pastoralist-child-foundation.org/, an organization devoted to educating and empowering girls to resist Female Genital Cutting and forced early marriages, and to adopt safe and peaceful Alternative Rites of Passage to womanhood.

I am donating this 9 x 12 handmade journal...
 Here's the description from the auction site:
The spiral binding on this unique journal is adorned with colorful fabric strips. Cover measures 9" x 12." Inside, it has 58 pages of all different sizes with stitching, paper piecing, multiple spots for journaling, doodling, and/or painting on each page.

The auction site only allows 4 photos, so I thought I would include a few more here...


The idea I had when I made this journal, was to have a place on each 2 page spread, for journaling a bit about your day, a spot for a small drawing or doodle, and plenty of space to paste ephemera or photos...

You could also just use the different papers as a first layer, and paint right over the top, for more of a mixed media look...










I am honored to be in the company of many amazing artists that are donating their work to this worthy cause. 

To view the auction items and/or place a bid, click here:  Artists Give Back Auction.

The auction site is open from today (December 8, through December 12th at noon, est.)

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a great week!


6 comments:

Sharon Fritchman said...

Your journal looks absolutely wonderful, Michelle! I cannot wait to check the caution out! What a great cause, too!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thanks Sharon! I appreciate that!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So excited!!!!! Loving that you are a part of this great cause!!! Love love love your journal!!!

Jessica Sporn said...

your journal is even more fabulous than I thought (bc of the limit of the 4 pics). stunning! Bidding! so happy that you're a part of this.

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thank you so much Julie and Jessica! Jessica, I am happy to be a part of this - thank YOU for organizing the auction!

dawn said...

This is a great cause, happy you could be a part of it. Love your journal!