Per earlier discussions here
, the holiday benefit auctionlet for my Neighbor
is gaining steam. The whole idea was kicked off by corvida
, who offered to donate a piece for possible auctioning. Her work can be viewed at michaelaeaves.com
So far, here's what's been put up for the auctionlet.kristine_smith
has donated a Tuckerization in an upcoming novel or short storydinogrl
has donated holiday-themed jewelryscarlettina
has donated a hand-made necklacerosefox
has donated hand-made jewelrydeedop
and Chef Chopper have donated sponsorshop of a killer triple chocolate mousse cake to be given to the Neighbor for a holiday dessertsaycestsay
has donated an official Jay Lake tie-dyed socks (yes, she is one of my suppliers)kadath
has donated an official Mainspring
scarf, the only licensed piece of merchandise associated with that bookramblin_phyl
has donated tatted bookmarksmizkit
has donated a print
of one of her kitsnaps
photos (in addition to doing yeoperson's work on her own blog in connexion with all this)jeliza
has donated one of her LE printsramurphy
has donated an embroidered tea towel featuring a Celtic knot
Mother of the Child has donated one of her needlefelted dollsthe_child
has donated an original artwork in crayon and penciljaylake
has donated a set of 8x10 prints of the doll's head photos
There will eventually be a gallery of all these wonderful items, but as corvida
was thoughtful enough to kick this off, I'll start by featuring her contribution.
"Lucky Number 7" is 3.5" x 3.5" encaustic on poplar. Encaustic combines wax, mixed media, and pigments. This particular painting includes acrylic and oil paint, stamps, and a rubber tree leaf skeleton. The luminescence of the work doesn't really translate well to the screen, but there is a warm glow that seems to emanate from it. It's ready to hang on the wall or tree and doesn't need framing.
It was originally made a set of holiday ornaments, but is suitable for hanging all year 'round in that small perfect spot that you haven't yet found anything cool for. Since this was made to help out a deserving family, the concept for the piece is meant to evoke fortune and good karma to all involved.
Keep the auctionlet in mind for your holiday gifting needs. All proceeds will go to a Christmas gift fund for the Neighbor to use for herself and her grandchildren.