I've been perusing the news lines this morning and find it interesting, the things that qualify as news. There are so many serious concerns in this world, and yet... Does anyone but me find this disturbing??
Ok...now that I got that off my, um...chest...I'd like to direct you to something much more important. Rebecca Sower is doing something wonderful and generous on her blog. Rebecca has been touched to help the people of Haiti who have been hard struck by hurricanes this year. She's offering a lovely piece of her artwork for auction, from her blog, the proceeds of which will be donated to Double Harvest's Benevolent Housing Project to build housing in Haiti. Before Ike hit us here in Texas, I had seen some of the heart wrenching news reports from Haiti and haven't been able to forget what I saw. I think that Rebecca's idea is so terrific, each of us helping in our small way, that I'd like to do the same. So, I'm offering this piece of jewelry for auction here on my blog:
"Prayers of Jude" published in Belle Armoire, May/Jun 2008
Did you know that Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere?
post hurricane Haiti
Although, here in the Gulf Coast, we've been hit hard by Ike, we in America have access to resources that Haitians can only dream about. Haitians are in desperate need of the basics of life such as food and clean water. Proceeds from this necklace will go to Hope For Haiti. Hope For Haiti is a non-profit, charitable organization. 95.2% of each dollar goes to charitable programs.
vintage key, etched metal, vintage tintype, mica, vintage St. Jude medal, pearl cross
amazonite, freshwater pearls, vintage barkcloth
vintage coin, freshwater pearls
I will start the bidding at $50.00. Please leave a comment on this post with your bid. I'll take bids until Saturday, Sept. 27, at noon, central time. I'll personally match the highest bid. Please take a look at this video and I think you'll see why I'm so excited to be able to offer a small bit of help.