01 June 2011

Charity Auction to Benefit Oaxaca Streetchildren

oaxaca streetchildren grassroots shrine auction opens today!

AuctionI am pleased to be involved in another charity auction,

this one organized by the most lovely Rebecca.

My offering is a shrine titled

Dear Frida.

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This shrine was created as a homage to Frida

and her painting ‘Wounded Deer’

A hand painted ceramic deer sits in a forest clearing,

where behind you can see a glimpse of heaven.

I used real tree bark to imply trees.

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Nine copper nails represent the nine arrows in Frida’s painting.

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The drawer holds a scroll

with a poem Frida wrote to accompany her painting.

And the dear Deer.

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I painted her face to resemble Frida,

her ears are painted like leaves.

I made her a crown of flowers from clay.

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And the back…

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This piece stands alone

or can be hung on a wall.

11” high

8” wide

4” deep

Thank you for looking

and I welcome any questions you may have.

I urge you to visit our

gallery of hope

open for viewing and registration june 1-4

                     help us make this invitation go viral!!

     please place this banner on your blog today and help announce

                       the opening of the shrine gallery .

           tweet, blog, facebook, send a flurry of personal

                          emails to family and friends…

                                           

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                                      Oaxaca Auction

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16 comments:

  1. What a great piece! And what a wonderful charity to be involved with!

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  2. This is beautiful for a wonderful cause. I just love the unibrow and lipsticked dear deer. I am sure Frida is looking down with a smile. Love the leaf ears too. Wow Lisa !!

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  3. Fantastic piece! I love all of the little details you put into it. Gorgeous work, Lisa!

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  4. Beautiful work for a good cause. I'm going to check the auction.

    Darla - who is Anon again thanks to Blogger

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  5. oh those ears,, so sweet,, lovely piece,, beautiful

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  6. Rebecca's yearly auction for this cause never ceases to amaze me. Very good cause.

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  7. OMG, Lisa, I know that Frida is smiling at you. How could she not? This is charming and whimsical, and yet somehow serious. How DID you do that? I love it. :) xo Pam

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  8. Aye que precious! So beautiful!

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  9. you know you have a special place in my heart. thank you for embracing the hopes of these children for a chance in life through education.

    your piece is delightful beyond measure!!!

    thank you for inviting all your friends!!!

    warmly,
    rebecca

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  10. I always enjoy your Frida pieces- SO creative! And how generous of you to donate this to such a worthy cause!
    xo
    Stephanie

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  11. I've been to Oaxaca and seen first hand the poverty there. This is a wonderful benefit you are involved in and I love the homage to Frida with the deer sculpted shrine. So creative~

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  12. adding it to my blog right now. Love checking in on you dear heart!

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  13. Wow and WOW! It looks great! I've been missing your great posts, love the journal pages and cow photos.

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  14. so full of wonder...just beautiful.

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  15. What a wonderful imagination! So clever!

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