Friday, September 02, 2005

on another note...

It is hard to ignore the tragic events in New Orleans: the heart-rending human toll and the pathetic ineffctive response of the government and all-too-late response of you-know-who. I have been trying to keep my sadness and rage off these pages but it isn't possible. Those of us in the US are responding in our own way: many are opening their homes and hearts to strangers; others of us who are too far geographically to do that, are sending funds and supplies and are donating our artwork to be sold on an Internet website http://www.artdoinggood.com. Buyers will make out their checks directly to the American Red Cross and the artists will ship their work to the buyers. I plan to get busy making work to donate. This fund-raiser was organized by laura cater-woods, dear friend, wonderful artist, generous human being and heartbroken family member who is waiting for word about her missing sister from N.O. As I printed the fabric we've been joking about, I realized that the result was not going to be lighthearted. However, I offer it here: my 'saved' piece of fabric. Now I need to use it appropriately. Full shot to the left and detail to the right.

3 comments:

Debra said...

Rayna,

I have to stop reading your blog just before i go to bed. I really can't see well enough to read clearly.

I thought you were offering that piece for sale!! And couldn't believe my good luck that nobody had purchased it yet.

Then I think I re-read and that wasn't the point...

darn.

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